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i just got a 72hour eviction notice if i dont pay my remaining rent.... please, if you can help... or at least lead me towards someone who can. its below freezing outside, and i have nowhere to go if i lose my home. please... help me. i have a bad infection on my leg, but i cant afford medical help. its gotten so bad i can barely stand or walk. i have no food left (i ate flour and water mixed tonite), and the only family i have is gramps, who needs my help more that he can offer help to me. right now, i need $375. i've been working on getting grants to start a non-profit that would create psa shorts on topics that would be chosen by citizens of portland, oregon that they feel need to be brought to public attention. this will give citizens a voice in media (now currently monpolized by the rich and gov. officials). i'm a filmmaker, and i want to use my talents for helping others. i dont know what i'll do if i'm evicted please help!
i recently (about 4 1/2 months ago) got back on my feet after a devistating set-back. i worked for the past 6 years to start my own company. i was doing really well last year, but it all came to a stop when i got jumped, stabbed and robbed of my work equipment by some drug addicts. i was homeless for 7 months afterwards, because my landlord decided to sell my house, and i had nowhere to go and i couldn't work after the attack. i have a degree in a field that is very hard to find work in, so without my editing gear, i wasn't able to find a job for a long time. i found a short term job, and got enough money together to get an apartment, and get back on track. that job ended, and i've been trying my hardest to find a job till this one starts up again (it'll start in Jan), but have had no luck.
long story short, this month i'm $345 short on my rent. on the 15th, if i don't pay, i'm back to being homeless, and i'm scared, cause last time i almost didn't survive it. i don't have any friends or family that can help me (my only friend is poor, and my only family is my gramps, who i take care of), so i really can't turn to anyone. if anyone can help me out, i'm really scared, and i don't know what to do. i've sold everything i can, and i don't waste my money on anything unessisary (i don't even buy stuff i need, like a pair of shoes with no holes in them)... i'm responsible, i just can't recover from such a huge set-back without help.
i'm not gonna lie... i need some help. but i don't intend to be like this forever. i very responsible, and very giving, i just had a set-back (robbery). there were times where i felt like giving up, but i survived it, and although i'm not out of the dark yet, i feel i've passed the hardest part.
i'm still living paycheck to paycheck (which is bad, cause there is no paycheck coming this month... it's off season for me), but at least i have an apartment. no bed yet... but i don't care. sleeping on a pile of blankets is the most comfy thing in the world after going 7 months of being afraid to sleep at all out of fear because you were in an unsafe place.
i want to let people know: if you have a place to live, nothing can be that bad. so you can't afford to buy your spouse a gift... make them one. so your car breaks down... ride a bike, take the bus, carpool. so you're stuck eating raumen noodles... get creative inventing soups! all i'm saying is nothing NOTHING can compair to the feeling of safty. it took me a long time to realize this... and losing everything i had. now... i don't have anything exciting (no tv, no stereo, no fancy clothes, no jewelry, no bed, no car) but i am so happy to have a place where i can lock the door. where i know i'm safe. don't worry so much about what you put in it... just keep your family and yourself safe.