Save Via's Home

Hello,  my name is Lluvia Rosa Vela as some of you may know

i moved to Chicago to help my grandmother who was very sick

about 8 months after moving here she passed away

and left the apartment building to my mother Tchiya El Maat  since then sevreal people have tried to steal the building from us

believe it or not you can steal an entire apartment building on top of dealing with squatters and the building just plain falling apart we've had allot of set backs trying to remodel it piece by piece

the building is on the south side of chicago i am the 4th generation to live in the building there are 6 units and one tenant has lived here for over 15yrs 

our plan is to turn it into a safe house for women/families/healers in seek of a place to stay while they "figure it out" we'd like to put a garden on the roof and install solar powered pannels on top of the garage 

we want to put bikes in the basement so people can bike for energy with a dance studio and a fully equipped laundry room for all the tenants to have access to 

but before we can do that we have to raise 9,000 dollars because a big managment company who has been buying all the buildings in the neighborhood has been paying our taxes and filing complaints against our building for not being up to code all the time 

we are really trying to provide a comfortable living space for the tennants who DO pay rent 

but its really hard everyone who has said they could help us ends up setting us back hundreds of dollars we dont have did i mention by the time winter comes we most likely wont have any heat cause the boiler is 25yrs old?

needless to say we need help. 

any donation helps

thank you for your time.

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Via Rosa
Chicago, IL

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