Marcus Mixx Help Get A Place To Work & Live Fund

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To whom ever reads this, As embarrassing as it is to reach out to people that I've never met before, as well as, others that I only know a little bit and for a little time, I've finally come to the conclusion that I have to swallow my pride & just face the facts that I can't move forward in my life on any level until I get a few basic things in order. Straight & to the point, over the past four plus years I've been very blessed with many job/gig/work offers & opportunities that pay steady & consistent money for doing what I love to do. Currently, I'm still staying in a shelter in which I'm very grateful for, but, the time restrictions for having to be checked in at night by (6:30 p.) & the must be there everyday to keep a cot/space policies have restricted not only my video, television & audio producer means of income, but, it also abolishes regular part & full time employment if my hours conflict with the shelters rules. I've lived in a men's hotel for a few weeks, but, it's basically just paying rent to live in a shelter style environment. I can't take out my computer & work in those atmospheres, because of obvious reasons. There's also no where to store my camera, other equipment, clothing & the element of almost everyday fights & friction between tons of fellow homeless people over anything & everything is always there. It's becoming a massive mental burden & can & has often lead to physical fights & attacks, i.e. when I got stabbed in the shelters bathroom by someone in which I've never had any problems with. The bottom line is that I know deep in my heart & gut based largely on the amazing positive feedback & things that people say to me almost everyday that I can realistically sustain a decent income & never have ask/beg anyone for anything ever again of this magnitude. It hurts like hell to be an individual who has fallen to this point, because, I used to be someone that could & would help others that are like I am now. I've tried many government & private agencies to no avail, basically, being told that since I'm not a felon or drug user, I'm not qualified to even get on the list for Section 8 & low rent/free housing. My realistic goal based on research on studio apartments with no utilities in the Chicagoland area is $500 per month. I'll be very content, satisfied & beyond happy with a dwelling that's made for individual living, regardless, of where it's located. "I'm a car battery that needs a jump!" Lastly, once again, I take full responsibility for all of my downfall & failures starting over a decade ago! I know that it's all my fault & I hate like hell crawling down to this level of mercy from my fellow fleshed made humans, but, GOD will forgive me for reaching out this one time! I just want to be able to help myself without anxiety & feeling guilty so that I can eventually get back to giving aid to others that are in my situation now! Thank you for the time that you took to read this note! I really appreciate it! Sincerely, Marcus "Mixx" Shannon
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I really want to thank everybody who donated money to my "gofundme" fund. I can't express how good it feels to receive help from people from around the world in which the large majority I've never met, seen or even spoken to. All of the kind & uplifting words, encouraging & positive messages & overwhelming love & support has not only helped me in a financial way, but, it's made me realize even more that there's still hope for me to get on a decent & steady road to self sufficiency. I'm going to get a modest apartment in the $500 to $600 range with all utilities included so that I can keep a few necessary items i.e., cameras, my MacBook, clothes, as well as, have a place to return after doing a gig/project. Thru the grace of GOD, I already have a few churches that I'll be taping & editing for, location shoots for various entertainment outlets, weddings, reunions & lots of new & fix up editing jobs. Being a caregiver & other part-time work is now possible too, because, I won't have to yield to a shelters curfews or limitations. I truly hope that I can be a good investment for not only everyone who gave me money, but, for all who even gave me a second chance by simply praying for me! In closing, I want to be able to help someone or others that need a break without any strings attached too! Thank you very much again, very sincerely & gratefully, Marcus.
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