Kris's recovery fund from getting mugged

Hi all,

So, most of you will have heard that I was held up at gunpoint at a neighborhood bus stop just a 10 minutes' walk from my house. This was a more serious impact than might be expected since I've already been struggling financially due to having a very hard time finding well-paid permanent work.

The mugger took my phone ($210 to replace), wallet, and backpack. My backpack contained:
- passport ($110 to replace)
- about $15 cash
- gym shoes (well worn)
- gym shorts  ($30-40 to replace)
- a favorite band t-shirt from a concert I saw this summer
- combination lock for gym locker (about $25)

My wallet was a gift and had served me well for just over 15 years. I don't expect to replace it with one of similar value, but it will also be a non-negligible cost, as will my driver's license. I think probably $40-50 to get a reasonably sturdy replacement.

A few friends have already offered to help replace the backpack and gym shoes, but the cost to replace the other items (especially the phone) will be a lot more than I can afford at this time.

If you would be willing to pitch in a little to help me with these expenses, I would be extremely grateful.

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 9 mos
  • Ryan Salisbury 
    • $50 
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  • Devan Gardner 
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  • Katie Moran 
    • $25 
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  • Christian Miconi 
    • $15 
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Kristofer Nivens 
Washington, DC
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