Help Keep Trans Family Together!
At the present time it will be hard for us to move, but the world will not wait for us, and we don't want these kids to miss any more school. We need to find a new place by September. Erica's job is barely above minimum wage and Sofia has been struggling to bring in income. Our need to lay down possibly up to 3 months rent and expenses related to movieng(ie truck rental, utilities) is positively daunting.
We want our kids to have a stable and supportive home, unlike what they'll get living on the street. Transgender people often have to stick together to beat transphobia and discrimination. Your dontations will help ensure that these kids can have the bright future we promised them.
Erica, Sofia, Christian and Rose
We've managed to get our renters insurance in place, and we have our phone/cable/internet installed, but it's been a struggle to get an oil contract and propane service because of required deposits. Renting a house requires more than making rent payments.
The place is starting to shape up though, however, we are still in need of one twin bed and a small couch or love seat.
Some folks have asked privately if we accept donations offline, the answer is YES! You can email me for details. Here are some more recent pictures. Hugs, Erica
The kids are very much relieved to have a place to call their own. Especially after a month of homelessness, we are grateful as well.
The truth is the move left us near broke, and what little propane and oil will run out soon, we don't have a phone yet. Our former landlord, has not honored our court stipulated settlement, and he's essentially reneged by not paying our security.
So this is my final appeal to drag us over the finish line. So we don't lose what we've all fought so hard for.
Thanks again for all your generosity, Erica
THE BAD NEWS: It still doesn't start until November 1st! So during our homeless month, we've had to spend quite a bit of money on lodging and take out food, gas, cat boarding, storage lockers, etc.
We are still a week away, and our cash is dwindling fast, facing additional moving costs, and utility setup.
Since we haven't officially reached our goal, perhaps you nice folks can drag us over the finish line.
My final update will include some moving day pictures and a huge thank you posted to you!
Truth is we did reach a settlement agreement with our landlord. He extended us the courtsey to stay through September and get our deposit back. This is a drop dead date. If we remain the Nassau County Sheriff will surely come.
We are so close to our goal, I can taste it. It would be amazing if we could get one more push from you all to reach the finish line! I'm including some recent pictures.
Just a brief update, Rose started high school today, she's going in as a senior, and is scheduled graduate in June! Christian has also been reenrolled at school, but he can't start classes just yet. So happy I was able to deliver on our promises to them. Much love and respect to Ms. Murtaugh at Espoir and Mrs. Larson and Mr. Welsh in the high school!
Wow! Praying for you all. I hope you all fibd a great place to live for your family. You all are such a inspiration.