Jason's Out of Work Keep Room Fund

It is with great embarrassment and humility that I put this out there, but I am in DESPERATE need of assistance.


Three years ago I was laid off from my full time position.  I immediately went on unemployment and was doing alright at first.  I was actively looking for work, going to classes at the unemployment office, meeting with their job counselors and doing my best to find permanent work again.  I signed up with different agencies, but after submitting my resume, was told by at least one that they didn't handle the field I have the most experience in, the film industry.  To date, none of the agencies has looked past my degree or film industry work to see that I have worked in other capacities.


Fast forward to July of 2013 and a secondary, very part-time, job that I had kept in my back pocket for a long time was able to raise my hours to 28 hours a week,  with the possibility of going full time.  With the help of dipping into my savings a little, I was still able to survive.  I continued to look for full-time work.  In April of 2014 I was laid off again, from the part-time job that could not be made full-time due to departments being combined and positions eliminated. I went back on unemployment, but at a much decreased amount I had to go into my savings even more.


I now find myself at the end of my hard-earned savings with no job and about to be out on the street.  I will be out of my apartment at the end of February.


What I am asking is for some assistance raising money so that I can pay off my bills, keep my phone on and  find a room while I continue to look for work .
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Jason Surfas 
Costa Mesa, CA
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