I am losing my home, my landlord told me he was putting the house on the market. I have been looking continuously for comparable housing for months now and can't find anything for me and my dog that isn't going to cost more than twice what I pay now. I have been working 7 days a week to save what little I can. I recently found a really good opportunity to get into a nice little house with a yard for the dog on a contract for deed, the seller has some fairly reasonable terms and has been willing to work with me to make this happen. I have put a lot of time, work and effort into this so far and will continue to in order to pull it off and get financing inside of two years to buy him out. I am starting this campaign in the hopes that I can raise a little money to get me started with the down payment, title insurance and some minor upgrades to be able to move in the moment I lose my current home, time is of the essence which is why I am asking for help. My house was not supposed to go on the market until sometime next month, however this morning I was told it is going on the market this Friday, when it sells I will have exactly 31 days to have all my ducks in a row and be out which means having somewhere to go. This feels like the right opportunity to move forward with my life and take control over my future. If you have the ability to donate anything whether it be $5 or $10, whatever will help, it all adds up! I am hopeful with just a little help from my family and friends that I can make the impossible possible and pull a rabbit from a hat so to speak and again have a home for myself and my dog! I am already grateful for the great friends and family I have been blessed with. I appreciate any donations or help that is offered and will be entirely grateful if I can have a chance at getting my foot in the door of the opportunity to own my own home! And Porkchop will be eternally grateful to have a yard!+ Read More
Dearest friends and family, I woke up this morning to a notice to vacant the premises by April 30th at midnight. So the push is on, I am getting close but now I really am running out of time! I need to close and have all the money I need by April 22nd at the absolute latest. When I decided to set up this page I had no expectations, it was more just because I had an opportunity that was just out of reach and I realized that if everyone I knew chipped in just $10 it could put it within reach! I really appreciate all those that have donated as well as the words of encouragement and support! This has been such a positive, rewarding experience. I didn't intend to do this, nor did I know what to think or expect when I started this, it was more a throw your hands up in the air, I will try anything moment, a moment of desperation against what seemed like an insurmountable wall with the limited time and the perfect opportunity. I have tightened my belt and cut out almost all unnecessary expenses. I am working 7 days a week. I am selling whatever I feel I can for the most part. But the selfless generosity of my fellow man and woman, the community of people I know and care about is willing to support and back me in accomplishing a goal that is just out of reach for me. That is a HUGE experience and I am humbled. I am surrounded by so much support and so much love, it's not about the money, sure that is the goal but it's the fact that people care and want what's best for me, that's what makes this such a worth wile experience, it's one I will never forget. I could never forget what this experience has taught me which is what is possible for us all when we stand together, when we all chip in when we all choose to help one another out. It really warms my heart and it's extremely empowering. So even if it's only $5, it really doesn't matter, it's the amount of people and those that choose to that make it so special to me. I've had total strangers donate to me, friends of family members, former students of my mother's, people that read my blog. I mean to me that's crazy and amazing and...well it just makes me feel blessed! This is all about momentum, people like to give when they see people give, it's infectious and that is part of what makes it so amazing and such a blessing, it's like seeing a miracle. Dreams can be realized. What started as a blessing already in the once in a lifetime opportunity from a stranger wanting to help someone has exploded into a community attempting to help me reach said opportunity that was just out of my reach. This has been an experience I am very grateful to have had and I appreciate all the support, help me keep this momentum and help me have the opportunity to own my own home and have a bit more control over my destiny, for this I thank everyone willing to contribute anything, even if it's a dollar! I appreciate any help at all, as I have a very narrowing window of time to work with to make this happen!
Can you spare $10? It's the cost of a meal these days(if you're eating on the cheap), I hate asking for help, anyone that knows me knows this. I have three weeks left to come up with a down payment and the first payment plus utilities and appliances. Why am I trying to buy a house when I can't afford it you ask? Well I am losing my home and I can't find a rental where I can have my dog and all of my things that I can afford, the payment on the house is cheaper than what I can rent that would be much less space and no yard. I have a zero credit score(never had credit) so I can't get financing. I have almost half of what I need but will not be able to come up with the rest on my own in time. I found an amazing deal and opportunity through some amazing people, one of which is willing to play banker for me for two years while I build credit to refinance in two years, he is doing this for very little profit that doesn't begin to equal the risk, he is putting $25k down and only asking for 5k from me plus the payments. I feel so blessed already by the people that have chosen to help me but I need a minimum of $6.5k to make the down payment and the first payment plus setting up utilities which will require a deposit and I have to furnish appliances. I have roughly nearly $3k right now, so it's a huge amount to reach in just three short weeks. So here is my plea if everyone of my facebook friends and family that hasn't already donated were to send me $10 I could pull this off, that's it, $10! Now I know everyone won't do it and I don't expect anyone to do it but if you can and you want to help not only will I HUGELY appreciate it but I will be having a house warming party / backyard BBQ after I move in for all those that have helped make it happen! So if you can spare $10, please help me reach my goal and make this dream a reality! Thank you to those who have already been so amazingly generous, I feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life!
I am so very grateful for so many things, First I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. I have a great community of friends and family and I really appreciate all the love and support I am getting, financially and otherwise! To everyone that's been willing to donate, you rocked, raising nearly $700 in three days is pretty amazing even if it's a drop in the bucket, it's a start, it's helpful, it's HUGELY appreciated. I met with the Realtors today at the house and the couple buying the house and offering to play the role of the bank in financing me and selling it to me at a very small profit, there is a lot of risk for them and they are taking a chance on me which is something I also HUGELY appreciate. I appreciate that I have this opportunity and I appreciate the love and support of family and friends. I still have a few more hurdles to jump before this deal is done and many more after it's done but it will be worth all the work. The first hurdle of course is coming up with the rest of the money to get in and get appliances for the house. I appreciate that I have a community of folks that want to and can help with that, so if you can even every $5 or $10 adds up and helps me get that much closer to my goal as of right now I would move in by May 1st so I have 3-4 more weeks to save money and raise money. I appreciate anything anyone can help me with if you so feel inclined. I already feel blessed to have the support that I do and the community of people that care and want to help me achieve this goal!
I just wanted to take a minute and say a HUGE thank you to those that have felt like they wanted to donate to my campaign, it has been really humbling to see that immediate support, I am very grateful for it. I hate asking for help and I wasn't sure about doing this, but I am running out of time. I want everyone to know that I am working seven days a week at multiple jobs and pinching every penny I can. I am also selling as many of my belongings as I can to try and make this happen. With limited time, I know I can't do it on my own, hence the campaign. I was made aware of this when someone suggested it to me and when I realized if everyone I knew donated just $20 to this I could make this a reality. So I am not asking anyone to do anything they can't or don't want to do but if you can spare even five or ten dollars to throw at this it really will count, as it all adds up and if you can't or don't want to, please don't. I am going to make this happen somehow, I know I will! To those that donated, I just want you to know that it lifted my spirit, it was the first time I felt positive about the fact that people do care and that I can find a way to make this happen with a little help from my friends, so again thank you! Oh and Porkchop thanks you too!