Shello Kathleen needs help!

Shahey everyone, 
This is embarassing, but I need to ask for help. I am currently in extreme financial distress. 

You might also know me from all the volunteer work I do- I just finished working with Boston Decompression, I am volunteer coordinator for FIGMENT Boston, I helped organize 2017 Firefly Open Studios in Somerville, and also raised a stupid amount of money for HONK! this year. I do a lot for the community, and now has come I time where I need to reach out to the community for help. 

Real talk; I make $1,676 a month and my rent is $750.
I can't survive any longer at this pay rate. I'm making moves to improve my resume through my endless volunteer work, but right now I'm in distress.  I was already scraping by with just regular bills- rent/ electric/ internet/ phone/ groceries/ gas, but I've had some additional issues that are making my life impossible and causing me to have wild anxiety.

I recently found out that my beloved Jeep Wrangler is about to fall apart- 75% of the frame is rusted through and it's only a matter of time until it completely falls apart. My roommate is moving out- leaving us with higher bills and taking with him many of the essentials we need (like pots/pans, vacuum, couch).  I'm also not sure how much longer I can afford to live in my home, and that is causing so much stress. 

I am also still paying off medical bills, if you've been following my life saga- I still have bills from my both my kneecaps being broken and an additonal surgery this summer.  

If you were to donate, the money would go to me and my bills.  I would use it to breathe easier. I would really be forever grateful for any help I could get to help pull me out of this rut and into a better future.

I have a new vehicle that I'm trying to purchase. It's going to cost $2,000. It's low mileage and is in fairly good shape. To get it into running condition I need to purchase a new battery ($135), a side mirror (~$150), an interior door panel (~$200-400), and have the interior detailed due to some water damage and mold (~$150-200). This car will ensure that I can continue to commute to Roxbury while I continue my living-wage job search.  


Thanks for sha-reading.
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Shello Kathleen 
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Medford, MA
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