My Mother's Final Expenses

My mother, Marilyn Faust, passed away on September 6, 2018. While she made sure to take care of a few things before her passing, there are a few unfortunate expenses which I am not equipped to handle at this time and, thus, am requesting assistance, if you and where you can. My mother was beloved by many around the world through her work at the SXSW International Housing Program. However, her personal life was left to a strange and sad state of affairs, which she allowed few to view. Thus, without going into too many details, there is a lot of cleaning up that needs to take place at her home before we can return it to the landlords. This is not only a financially and physically demanding situation, but also emotional, as you probably can imagine. 

These expenses are as follows:

• Cremation: $750
• Exterminator: $300
• 3 Months Storage for Salavagable Items: $350
• House Clearing with Hazmat Suits: $600
• Obituary Ad: $200

• TOTAL: $2200

If we can raise a portion of this it will really help. We just don't have the funds out of pocket to cover these expenses in the next month and my mother did not plan for this. When you are a hoarder, I'm sure you aren't thinking about the expenses left behind for dealing with a house situation we are now dealing with.  Any assistance would be deeply appreciated.
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Gabrielle Faust 
Austin, TX
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