Former Teacher of the Year Faces Homelessness
$580 Raised
19% of $3.1k goal
15 contributors
3 Years running
I'm at the end of my rope. I'm talking DESPERATION. Since the Mayans were wrong, I'm going to have to get through this thing, and I only have two weeks. This is a really good time for a miracle. More ...
My home is scheduled for auction on the 28th of this month. The plan I had in place unraveled, and I'm out of options. My bank account is overdrawn because the TaxMan has placed a lien on it; he took the money I needed to pay my attorney to SAVE MY HOUSE. He's also made it impossble for me to pay my household bills or fill my prescriptions. My internet gets turned off on Thursday, and my phone won't hold a charge ( I need these tools to seek employment, find resources, sell my stuff and keep in eye on my elderly and ill Mom.) The brakes on my car won't last much longer. I'm going to need milk and bread.

When I left teaching two years ago (after 14 years of very sucessful service) it didn't occur to me that finding another job of equal or better earning potential would be so utterly demoralizing...and time-consuming. Nor did I know all the ways prostate cancer can devastate a man even after it's been removed, and the kind of support he needs from his partner just to cope. And I didn't anticipate the relief and guilt and loss you feel when your dying parent dies. Well, now I know that the economy sucks, aging sucks, dying sucks and hopelessness sucks double.

Things seem to be looking up, though. Training for my new tech support job starts on the 25th, and it's paid training. The job only pays half of my teacher salary, but I will learn new skills and new ways to make the world a better place. I can begin again. But I really need a financial boost.

Please invest in me. Put the worst part behind me. Thank you.
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