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Phoebe Needs A New Place To Live

$1,610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 3 months
Created October 9, 2018
My sister, Phoebe Schmalfuss needs help getting her RV back down out of the mountains and into town.  Winter is coming and there are no jobs up there.  She needs to be able to rent a truck that can pull the rv  and she needs a safe place to pull the rv to so she can continue to live in it until she can afford to rent an apartment.  We are hoping for a location in or near the San Francisco Bay Area or Santa Cruz area on the coast of California where she has lived most of her life.

With all my heart, I wish I could help her accomplish this before winter sets in, but I do not have the means!   And I know how hard it can be to pick yourself back up when you don't even have the means to buy groceries and gas.

This is one hard working woman with a huge heart and she just needs some help right now.  

Please help my sister move on to a great new future!

Thank-you!  Catherine Pedrick

Update: 10/31/18 Happy Halloween!  Yesterday we took the Jeep in for major repairs.  All new brake rotors and pads, the steering had been damaged by a huge rock up in the mountains and was leaking steering fluid, the engine needed a tune-up and had had the wrong spark plugs installed.  Artista Auto Care on Freemdom Blvd in Freedom, California did an amazing job.  He worked on it for almost 8 hours!  The grand total when he was finished was over $1200.00!  Needless to say, this is where almost all of the funds so far are going to go.
But although Phoebe is now in Santa Cruz and the rv is in storage up north, she still needs help finding a place to live and help with living expenses while she hunts for a job.

Your continued support means so much to us!!  Thank-you!

Update:  10/20/2018 
As more details about what exactly we need to do in order to move Phoebe back to safety where she can live and get a good job, I am posting updates to the campaign daily.  You can read these updates and see all of the photos I am sharing by clicking on the Updates section.  Phoebe is a talented photographer and has been taking photos of Santa Cruz for many years.  
One of my wishes for Phoebe, besides her being able to return to and live in the town she was born in, is that she also be able to return to Cabrillo College again.  We can do this with your help!

One of the biggest expenses, besides a security deposit and rent on an apartment, is repairs to her Jeep Cherokee.  It needs new brake pads, the four wheel drive went out, and it needs a tune-up.   Of course, if we are able to find an RV park for her, the amount of money she needs for a deposit and space rental will be much lower.

Bottom line?  If we make the goal of $5,000, it will not cover everything that is needed but it will at least get the Jeep repaired, the rv moved to a storage facility, and give Phoebe time to find a new job.
Thank-you!
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Update 15
Posted by Catherine Pedrick
25 days ago
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who was so generous in helping Phoebe move down from the north coast and into a much better living situation. I am so very glad and relieved that she is not stuck up there with no electricity, phone service, water, etc. Without your help, who knows what would have happened. And now that it is winter, it would have been even more difficult to move her out of there.
I am still hoping that she will be able to come back to Santa Cruz County and pursue her dreams. She is a talented photographer and I'd love to see her be able to take more classes at Cabrillo College.
Her birthday is coming up in the first week of January and if you are willing to help her celebrate the beginning of 2019, then I know she would be forever grateful.
Even though she has a job and a temporary place to live, there is still a lot to accomplish.

So thank-you again! I hope 2019 is wonderful for everyone!

This is Phoebe standing on top of the car!
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Update 14
Posted by Catherine Pedrick
2 months ago
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Phoebe landed a job!! Yeah! It is up in the huge Sacramento area, but she has a good friend from Santa Cruz to stay with. The Jeep broke down again in the middle of the night on her way there. But she is pushing onward to a new beginning! The job doesn't start for a week though, and then there will be time before she gets paid. How many of us could afford a month or more with no income at all? Everything has been coming from all of you this past month. We are so very grateful! And hopeful that the support will continue until she is safe and sound. After all, her friends have been generous in helping her with places to stay, but she is going to need her own place to live. And that takes the big bucks. Any continued support would be awesome!
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Update 13
Posted by Catherine Pedrick
2 months ago
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Happy Halloween!!
Yesterday we took the Jeep in for major repairs.  All new brake rotors and pads, the steering had been damaged by a huge rock up in the mountains and was leaking steering fluid, the engine needed a tune-up and had had the wrong spark plugs installed.  Artista Auto Care on Freedom Blvd in Freedom, California did an amazing job.  He worked on it for almost 8 hours!  The grand total when he was finished was over $1200.00!  Needless to say, this is where almost all of the funds so far are going to go.
But although Phoebe is now in Santa Cruz and the rv is in storage up north, she still needs help finding a place to live and help with living expenses while she hunts for a job.
She is so touched by seeing all of her friends and all of the help she is receiving!
Phoebe has also been taking photos and here are three more. Thanks! Catherine
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Update 12
Posted by Catherine Pedrick
2 months ago
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I hope everyone had a great week! Phoebe has been busy job hunting, arranging to have the Jeep repaired this coming Tuesday, checking in with friends and family, and soaking up Santa Cruz.
We won't know how much the Jeep repairs are going to cost until Tuesday, but it is going to take most of the funds raised so far.
If we are going to have funds for rent and a deposit on a place to live, we need everyone to please like and comment on the posts. Click on the link to the campaign and leave a comment here! Tell us how you know Phoebe.
Meanwhile, here is some old and some new. Two of my favorite photos of Phoebe when she was little. And two recent photos she has take of Santa Cruz and her new hair! Opps, only 3 photos allowed. Check back tomorrow for new photo of Phoebe :)
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