This is all due to poor management in low-income housing and an improper attempt at cleaning it - making it go airborne. They have finally fixed the leaks and cut out the original black mold but a lot of my belongings are ruined, especially everything in my bedroom because I was told sleeping with a fan on high just blew all the mold spores in there and pushed it deep into anything porous. Trust me, I am looking at different sound machines to buy when I can, no more fans for me! (And yes I’ve tried all avenues to try to make them liable for my belongings, they apparently are not.)
I am making this account in hopes I can replace my mattress, blankets, and pillows as none of these could be saved (I tried everything) and to buy a proper mattress protector. ... I really need clothes after the ones I treated for mold are basically ruined now and still smell like mildew anyway. ... I’d like to replace my coat/hat/gloves as they do give me a allergic reaction but not as bad since they weren’t stored in my room. I’ve had to throw out a lot of my other belongs and furniture (including Junior’s doggy bedding and toys) because of mold growth on them but the items I listed are what I really need. (Sorry no donations. Doctor’s orders because I can’t be exposed to mold spores at all, even the slightest bit that might be on used items.)
Also I was told by the mold specialist to buy a good $100+ air purifier filter to put in my room and keep new ($25) furnace filters changed every month then every few months - which any money donated will be going towards first.
I guess I should include the reason why I’m so highly allergic to mold for people who don’t know is because I have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome due to my genetic connective tissue disorder Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which causes many of my chronic illnesses and dysfunctions. And when I’m exposed to mold spores I will supposedly have a worse reaction each time. (Lucky me.)
I don’t except this to reach many people who can help as I know a lot of people are having worse times than me due to unemployment. But anything would be greatly appreciated. Even if it’s enough to help with an air purifier/filter, that would be so helpful!
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