I've never done anything like this before, but I am badly in need of help with funds as I am being evicted from my home and have no place to go.
Please know that it pains me to ask for help from anyone, but I do not know what else to do.
I have no immediate family to turn to for help, and have already applied for emergency funding (was denied it) and this is my only hope. If you help me and you request I promise to pay back every dollar donated. Here is some background to my story.
I've been a very active volunteer in my community for the past 5 years. As a humanitarian I have always given my time and energy generously to others, and to many arts and community projects and committees. A few of the ways I have contributed have been helping through social media work, marketing and publicity, fundraising and helping with clean-ups in neighborhood park communities and arts spaces. I have in fact put in more volunteer hours than my own employment work hours for the past few years because it has meant that much to me to help my community. Anyone who knows me knows, that as a person I am by nature a "giver" and have always tried to be there to help a friend or stranger when ever it was needed.
I've lived in my apartment/home for the past 3 ½ years and have become very attached to it as it is (coincidentally) on the street that I was born on and in the neighborhood I lived in as a young girl with my Mother and sisters. In fact I oddly remember as a little girl walking past this house with my mother and (intuitively) asking her if we had ever lived there before. I’ve been through a lot in the past 3 ½ years and am still having to overcome a series of “life obstacles” that had been thrown at me. I have literally put my life at risk while standing up for myself and my neighbors, fighting to help keep our neighborhood streets safe from the crime that came from drug dealers (with guns) living in an abandoned building next door to me.
This past June my roomate passed away (he was actually my landlord's father). He was an elder that I helped to care for before he was diagnosed with cancer in April and who had grown to become like a best friend/family to me. I was overridden with grief from the loss of my friend as its already been tough for me since I’d lost quite a few close family members tragically within the past years. Since my rent had increased, because I was now living alone, I reluctantly let a friend move in with me, who (unbeknownst to me at the time) had a heroin problem and moved out on me in the middle of the night before the rent was due. At the same time I was just transitioning from losing a job (due to a schedule misunderstanding) and my new job for whatever reason, shorted me of hours that I was promised, I was still struggling with grief and had a hard time trying to find an additional job to stay on top of the bills.
While my hours have now recently gotten better, I am still behind on my back owed rent and trying to raise the money that I’ve fallen behind on.
I'm not perfect, I'm sure I could have been more responsible with life in regards to saving money for an emergency. I’ve always worked very hard at life, have a big heart, am honest, and have good intentions. I have since learned my lesson about protecting my own boundaries by surrounding myself with positive people and taking responsibility for my actions, living a healthy balanced life of authenticity while still giving back to my community.
I truly appreciate any help you can possibly give, and promise to continue to pay it forward in life and continue to give back to the world. If you request, I will pay you back for any help you can give. I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to keep my home.
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