Hey, guys! I generally try to avoid talking about my personal life on here for obvious reasons, but my mom and I desperately need help. I’m posting this here because there’s almost 750 of you and I know that this will get more attention here rather than my personal blog.
As the picture states, my mom and I are at risk of losing our home. My family fought like hell to get this place last August, as some of you probably remember, and now we could lose it all due to a number of reasons.
I’m going to be completely honest, no matter how embarrassed and scared I am to tell people about this. My dad is an alcoholic and he’s emotionally abusive. He’s been like this for longer than I’ve been alive, and it’s gotten us into trouble more times than I can count. He’s always been in control of what little money we’ve had coming in, and it’s always caused problems in the worst possible ways. We’ve been evicted twice before, had to move in with relatives because we couldn’t afford a house three times, and worst of all, gone without water and power for six months because we owed them too much to keep it on. All of this because he refused to let my mom have any say in where the funds went and budgeting properly, despite her being the sole provider of income (not to mention he went about it in a demeaning way). Most of our income went to booze and everything else other that bills and rent.
Once again, thanks to my dad doing what he’s always done, we’re in a bad situation again, but things are a bit different this time. After two months of being in a completely lethargic, un-moving state, my dad is now in the hospital being treated for cirrhosis of the liver brought on by alcoholism and other ailments, which leaves fixing things to my mom and I.
Here’s what’s happening; we live in a mobile home park, and due to my dad’s alcoholism, losing our car, and me losing my job, we’re behind on space rent and are at risk of being evicted. Family from both my mom’s side and my dad’s side can’t/are unwilling to help us after they already helped us get this house in the first place, and my dad pretty much stole from some relatives in the past. Now my mom and I are left to get this all sorted out before we run out of time and end up on the streets. We don’t have a place to go if we lose this house, and worse yet, we don’t have a place to take our cats where we know they won’t be put down. We won’t even be able to get an apartment, due to my mom’s credit being bad and not having the money for first and last months rent.
We owe the park $4,700 in late rent, which we do not have, plus we need $800 to pay for April (with my dad being in the hospital and late bills needing to be paid, we’ll have no money by the end of March). We’re supposed to go to court on March 25th to fight the eviction, but fighting them on it is useless if we don’t have the money to pay the park. If we lose this case, we’ll be kicked out of our house as early as the next day.
As you guys can probably imagine, my mom and I are scared and panicked and don’t know what we’re going to do if things fall through. We need this house. And we need help to keep it.
We need to raise $5,500 by March 20th, if not earlier, so we can pay the park what we owe them plus an additional month so we can stay. I know that’s next to no time and this whole campaign is a long shot, but it’s worth a try. My mom and I are desperate. And if worse comes to worse and we’re too late, the money raised will go towards first and last months rent on an apartment.
We’ve all seen tumblr do amazing things, whether it be helping find someone who’s missing, sending someone to Disneyland, or helping people keep their home. In the Sims community specifically, I’ve seen people help a family recover after their home was flooded and we’ve done so many other great things. My mom and I need help, and this is our last option.
You can donate here, and let it be known that donations will not go without gratitude. Even if you can’t donate, just reblogging and signal boosting would mean the world to us. We know that this is a longshot, but we’re desperate and need all the help we can get.
Thanks for reading guys. I love all of you and promise that I’ll keep you all updated on what’s going on. I know we can do this if we give it a good hard try.