We will break down your donations into these five mini-funds:
$192 - three 1-week metrocard passes for two people
$150 - food for three weeks
$210 - new khakis, shoes, socks, shirts + belts for work
$200 - Emergency backup money
$700 - lost items that can be replaced (laptops, electronics, essential household items)
$2000 - new housing
Total ---- $3,502
Before the fire, we and our fellow tenants had already found ourselves watching the house slowly fall into disrepair as our landlord became a slumlord of sorts, responding less and less to our repair requests. As such, it did not take long for the house to succumb to the fire once ablaze. It was even less surprising to see the landlord arrive to the scene after the fire was put out and leave less than an hour later after talking to police but without talking to many of us. Without insurance, this gofundme campaign is our absolute last resort to recoup our losses.
Rozay and I are New York-based queer artists of color having been featured in MoMA PS1, Red Bull Music Academy Festival, The Fader Magazine, Paper Magazine, Mixmag, and Thump. Replacing music gear is easy. Replacing a house is not. As neither of us have insurance, this gofundme campaign is our absolute last resort to recoup our major losses. Beyond that, the only other way we would ask your assistance is to buy our music and book us for shows. If you are a promoter coming across this campaign or you know someone who does, please send us an email.
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We are vastly grateful for any and all support you can provide us, big or small. Thank you!
Rozay and Sky <3