Save A Family From Homelessness

33582582_153921871840720_r.jpegThe Crisis
We are now in the 11th hour just days from being put out on the street for unpaid rent.  The Judge has issued the order and we have exhausted all other possibilities.  Vacate the property.

However, we can still cure the order by raising the necessary funds.

Who we are

Single suburban dad with two kids still at home. Small business owner just regular folk. Most of our seven kids grew up overseas as we were a foreign service family for over a decade and a half.  Ill admit in many respects we lived an embarrassingly privileged life in developing countries.  Realizing this , I felt it was our duty to help as best we could the local peoples and raise our kids to appreciate the rewards of service to others of less fortune.  Anything to help;  to include making up fake yard jobs for local kids, releasing sea turtles back into the wild, restoring animal habitats in a rundown zoo, always collecting cloths for the orphanages, preparing food boxes for needy families, volunteering as election observers and so much more. We were enriched by the people we met and the cultures we experienced. My kids are more worldly and will make great adults as they head off into adulthood.

Quick back story

Now back home for good, I purchased two Chem Dry franchises licenses here in Phoenix to start my own business.  Carpet, tile, area rugs, granite counter top maintenance and cleaning.
In a dispute over a piece of portable equipment, the finance company wanted to recover the item.  But rather than ask for it back they took my entire truck in the middle of the night.  A truck that I own outright. Without using their name (we can call them Hubris Financial) they moved the truck around the country to various  places making it hard to track.  Nine months later they realized they had realized  what they had done and were now very eager to return my truck.  And they did.  Without license plates, any of my other equipment or belongings and in an inoperable condition.  After requesting they repair the truck and replace the missing items they refused and suggested that I sue them.  So thats what I have done and the settlement seems just around the corner.

However, during the course of this last year we've lost everything. House, car, and for all intents and purposes my means of income.  The degree of hardship and pain especially for kids has been up to this point been unimaginable to me. Thankfully I had a chest freezer in the garage that carried us for a while, and we have one way or another (and with the help of some family) made it this far without asking for public assistance or handouts.

So now, it is with great shame, embarrassment and humility I have to turn to you out there for help.  As this will go out on social media I want to apologize to everyone that I have to ask for help.  If people feel its a good time to unfriend me I certainly understand.

Here is the most difficult part.  I keep this inside and see my kids sleeping in their own beds, in their own rooms with their own collections of kid stuff and I know that in what can be measured in just hours at this point,  life is going to  forever change for them. 
As all the family shelters are full and the relief agencies have been without funds to help for many months, we will have no place to go immediately.  All our possessions will have to be left for the crew that cleans out rent houses. 

Yes, that broke.

The Ask

Please consider donating.

We will be very grateful for any contributions to hopefully cure the judges order.

Pass the word.

The power of social medial is in its reach.  This may be a success if we reach enough people quickly enough.

Our campaign goal is for housing and ongoing legal fees
Please know you are helping a family from becoming homeless; thats real power.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Brian and family
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Brian Johnson 
Waddell, AZ
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