Ridley Green Card Campaign

$5,725 of $13,020 goal

Raised by 40 people in 40 months
Hey everyone! As you consider supporting the Ridleys in our endeavor to obtain our permanent residence in the United States, please read our story!!!

All of us Ridleys come from a long line of dreamers. And since the minute our plane touched down in this charming, green, hot, humid, crawling-creature-filled spot on the planet, we've been hooked. It all started with a dream for Jessica to be able to make a living and touch lives with her singing career but it has become so much more than that.

Having lived in Nashville for five years with only one income - that being Jessica's through her work visa that permits her to make money singing, the Ridleys want to settle down and make this a permanent thing; living and working like those with the desire to chase the elusive "American dream".

And speaking of five years, that has been plently of time to adopt this special place as home. All of the kids are involved heavily at their schools, in our neighborhood and at church.

We truly adore this town, this country and this life we've built. Please help us make the dream come true!!

These are the facts about what attaining a permanent residence costs:

$6,420.00 for Green Card applications
$420.00 for a one time filing fee to government
$1500.00 for thorough medical examinations
$180.00 for green card photos
$3500.00 for my unwavering and awesome attorney
$1000.00 for miscellaneous expenses relating to travel, government fees and unforeseen expenses.


…which all adds up to a whopping $13,020.00!!!

No lie - that's a big number! But we're getting close to half way there and with your help we can do it! Thank you so much for reading,

Much love,

The Ridleys
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It has been so amazing to be living and working here for the last couple of years. Border crossings are so much easier and not a days goes by that I don’t glance at my green card and feel thankful. The kids still do not have theirs which is a huge frustration and we are still only about half way towards raising all the money we had hoped to raise. On the plus side I have worked really hard and been able to pay off the credit cards I used to pay for the applications, all by myself. I continue to be grateful to everyone who has supported and continues to support this endeavor.
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As most of you know, we have finally come to the end of this loooooong process! I hold in my hand, my actual physical green card! It doesn't even feel real! While the waiting is over, the fund raising is not. Deadlines are fast approaching to pay off the rest of the monies owed (see fundraising bar) and I would love and appreciate you sharing this campaign and/or considering donating. I'm so excited to begin this new part of my life in America as a permanent resident and I am beyond grateful to all those who have played a role in enabling that to happen.
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I have more wonderful news today. One of my dearest friends came to me and told me they wanted to loan me the money to file this green card. After shedding a few tears of joy and gratefulness, my top priority is paying this debt back in full and as quickly as possible. Over the coming weeks I will be doing a number of online fundraising events. Please consider sharing and helping this campaign get funded! xoxox -Jess
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$5,725 of $13,020 goal

Raised by 40 people in 40 months
Created August 3, 2015
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$30
Matt Warren
26 months ago

Wishing you good luck & good fortune from the UK

$25
Anonymous
26 months ago
$400
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26 months ago (Offline Donation)
AS
$20
Antoineka Stanton
26 months ago

Beautiful Family

$3,000
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26 months ago (Offline Donation)
$40
Anonymous
33 months ago
JS
$25
james seibert
33 months ago

Here is some green for your green card. Jim Seibert Nolensville Chiropractic

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