This isn't my story, but, it is my request. Many of you know my sister, Robin. Some of you know she has five children. Yes, five. Some of you may know that she moved down to San Diego two years ago. You may even know some of the details of that. Some of you may know that she got a divorce after her husband left her and the kids shortly after that move took place. You may also know that we lived together when that happened until June of this year, when we were all fortunate enough to get our own places. But, her fortune was short-lived. In spite of her multiple part-time jobs, which have her working grueling shifts, she recently was unable to make ends meet.
Also, in spite of recent crisis and trauma, the kids are doing okay just now. They are all in school and are recieving therapeutic services and overall, doing better than they have in years. This, in additon to the fact that Robin was recently promoted to a management role with one of the security companies she works for, is one of the major reasons they are staying in San Diego (along with the fact that I am here ).
The emergency shelters have waiting lists that are a minimum 3 months to get into and there is a Hep. A outbreak causing deaths primarily in the homeless population here. Which, is why it is imperative to keep her and the kids off of the city streets.
They are currently staying on our floor. We can't keep housing them because we live in an apartment with a lease and a limit on "guests". They need additional help. And, I know exactly what would help.
Let's buy her an RV! She can afford (and is legally allowed to) stay at Campland on the Bay for 270 days out of the year. Her work would provide enough pay the monthly fees there is she can have some stability and during months where her shifts are less, she can always go park at Wal-Mart. And this is the great piece - it is close to the kids schools! They can either walk or take a bus right up the hill!
She does not currently have her own car - she uses mine to get to shifts when she can't take public transit. So, close to the kids school, and a Class C rig - would allow her more flexibility to handle her situation. AND if she owns it outright, she can handle her future challenges with more confidence because she will not have to worry about losing her home again.
So, PLEASE, donate. I will post regular updates. And thank you in advance for being part of the taskforce to keep my nieces and nephews on the path to a better future!
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