Help Me Save & Buy Sharon's House

"Hello from Colorado! I hope those of you reading this post will consider helping with a donation to this GoFundMe,, any amount would be a great help. My intention with the house at 1723 Glenwood Avenue in Minneapolis is to sell it to Marcus Kar. For the stability and character of the Harrison Neighborhood, I would like the house to remain in private hands. Marcus and other young men have spent many hours working to get the house of condemnation with the City Of Minneapolis., (not a small task). When Marcus owns the house in Harrison, it will give him a home base to continue the good work he does in North Minneapolis. So... if you can donate, it would be a positive way to make a difference in Harrison, a statement that you support the work that Marcus does day in and day out with Youth in North Minneapolis!
On a side note, I'm adjusting to being in my hometown after 53 years! There have been so many changes. I have found a group that quilts each Monday, Interfaith Quilters raise money for 2 organizations that help people who are at risk. The Our Hour Center's focus is on food insecurity for people who are living below the Poverty level. The other organization is The Safe House which provides a safe place for Women and Children leaving domestic abuse situations. I am attending concerts at least once a week."

Sharon Peterson is a long-time resident of the Harrison Neighborhood in North Minneapolis. Recently, her home was condemned by the City of Minneapolis due to plumbing issues which created a hazardous living situation. As a result, she has had to vacate her home until it can be removed from condemnation status.
She is currently staying in a comfortable home with friends until the damages can be repaired and the housing inspection clears. Despite the circumstances, she is in good spirits but is concerned about potentially losing her home.
Due to the rapid increase in the cost of living and immense gentrification pressure in the Harrison Neighborhood, Sharon has said that she would rather work to save her house than allow the city to sell it to developers and have it end up as yet another unaffordable housing project in Harrison.
Sharon has always stepped up to help her friends and neighbors; now it’s our turn to step up and help her. We're asking for financial donations to cover the cost of the repairs so that Sharon can get her house out of condemnation and avoid it falling into the hands of developers.

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Marcus Kar
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