To everyone who pledged, I thank you very much! I've made the move, and I'm getting started on my new life. This would not have been possible without your generosity. I can't put my gratitude into words, it's just amazing to me.
John over and out!
When I started this, I had my doubts I'd reach the goal. But here it is, the goal has not only been reached, it has been surpassed! I'm amazed and humbled by the response. My deepest, most sincere thanks to everyone who contributed. You've made it possible for me to move forward. That means more than I can say.
I'm leaving the project open so people who wish to do more can, but I'm thrilled beyond belief with what I've gotten. If I don't get anymore, I surely won't complain! :)
I've run into some big unexpected expenses. The truck needed more repairs, and they weren't cheap. Between buying packing supplies and having repairs to the truck, most of the money has been consumed. I still have some, it's not all gone, but at this point there is enough left to get me to Illinois and that's about it. Nothing will be left over to actually pay the deposit on an apartment.
You've all been so incredibly generous to me, and this pains me so badly to ask for more, but I don't have any real alternative. Please do not stop giving once the goal is reached. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
My ex donated her old pickup truck to me, which is a huge help since it solves my vehicle problem and my moving truck problem all at once. Unfortunately with licensing, registration, taxes, and sorely needed repairs, the donated truck burned through a lot of the money raised. This leaves me behind the 8 ball again, with enough to buy fuel to get to Illinois, but not very much left to buy the furnishings I need and for other expenses afterward.
I am grateful for all the donations so far, in fact overwhelmed by the generosity shown. I hope this doesn't seem like im begging for more than i deserve, but i just need enough to get started in a new place. Being unable to work forces me to ask for help and that is what i am continuing to do. Any further donations will be greatly appreciated and I will do my best to pay it forward to others in any way I can.