Dan and Lisa here. We have started this project because we've found ourselves in a bit of a situation.
Here's what's been going on. Last year was pretty rough, as it was for so many, the business where Dan worked closed down leaving him unemployed. We scraped by with unemployment and disability checks. He was out of work for six months, and we've spent these last six months since he started working again, trying to recover. We had to move out of our house, and had to rent a room in a house where we share the kitchen, bathroom, and living room with three other roommates. We had to get rid of most of our old 2nd-hand furniture in order to fit all our stuff in a storage room. It's been rough, but regardless, we are thankful for what we've had.
The situation at hand is that the house where we all live has gone into forclosure, and the owner has notified us that they are letting the bank retake ownership. Which means we have to move out ASAP. We were casually notified, at the end of October, of what was going on. Since then we have been hard at work trying to find a new place we be able to afford and that will accept our Henry (our little weiner dog). We have been trying to scrape together every penny, as well.
This is where we stand at this moment. We have found a nice little apartment in a nice building that will accept Henry. It's in a great location downtown and is close to the rest of the family. We submitted an application and were accepted! Yay! The problem is that we don't have the funds to move. We've managed to save up about $500, but we need at least $1600 for deposits, fees, first month's rent, gas to move everything, and utility start-up fees. Now, here's the deadline... We have until the first week of December! About 18 days.
This is where you can help. We are asking our friends, family, and anyone who may see this, if you could please help us get in to this new home and make this move as quick and painless as possible. Every dollar helps. Anything you help us with will be put toward our moving fund and used for that alone. All we want for Christmas is a new place to live.
We greatly appreciate any support we may receive from this fundraiser!