I don’t like bringing messages like this, but it also doesn’t pay to be silent.
I’m in a “moment.” God willing, it will be, and I believe it will be, a moment; but it is what it is. For the moment, I’m in urgent need.
As of 12:30 Friday 04/29/16, I have $6 cash and some change. The first $50 GoFundMe raised, has been exhausted; my bank balance is too low for me to be able to use the card. I will shortly pick up some prescriptions, but not all, as there are a couple $1 co-pays I can’t pay. The shelter has waived my rent through Monday, but they’re not going to do this forever.
Anything anyone can manage to give at this moment will be most appreciated.
Yesterday I did up the chart below of my weekly expenses. I would need to present that here eventually anyway, since y’all deserve to know where your donations are going. With this in hand, now, however, I’m in a position this coming week to talk turkey with a couple individuals who may be willing and able to sustain me — somewhat — ongoing.
|Shelter rent||$3.00/day × 7 days/week||$21.00|
|Bus fare||$1.70 × ~8 trips/week||$12.00|
|Coffee (DD and McD)||(Tuesdays only)||$ 7.00|
|Prescription co-pays||$5.00/month||$ 1.25|
“Shelter rent” includes breakfast and supper. I can’t call it “room and board,” because one cannot leave anything of one’s own at the shelter during the day. But as I have remarked before, they feed us so well at this place it becomes a disincentive to leave.
“Miscellaneous” includes things like candy, pens, and disposable underwear.
I’m not going to “beef up” those figures, as there’s no point in asking for more than I actually spend.
I intend to post weekly updates on successes in job search.
I am grateful for all your support!