Gloria’s Flood Recovery

Fundraising campaign by Gloria Botbyl
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I'm just going to copy and paste what I posted on Facebook, because I'm too emotionally spent to think of how to rewrite a thing, apologies.

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On Wednesday I lost everything.

A city pipe burst outside of my apartment and flooded it early in the morning and I woke up to Fritz panic waking me up. I looked over the edge of my bed to see everything in my room floating in sewer water.

In a very short span of time I shoved my dog through the window in my kitchen as the water claimed the rest of my belongings and my home and I had enough dry belongings to pack a backpack and leave for good. I’m not allowed back for at least several months it looks like.

Overnight I went from being happy that I was finally going back to college and doing classes and finally moving my life forward again… And in a blink I have… Literally nothing. No personal belongings. No home. Again.

I cannot describe the soul-deep exhaustion I have from how many times I’ve had to start my life over again. I am tired. I am so done. I keep trying. I keep pushing forward, being optimistic, and doing my best to really claim life as what I want it to be and I just feel so defeated.

Insurance won’t cover my belongings, either. And I just feel so lost and hopeless. I don’t even know what to do or where to go with Fritz after my current temporary stay is up in a few days and I’m… My entire life. Overnight. Just all gone. I can’t even look at photos in my phone of even a week or two ago because I just start crying again.

I’m really at the end of my rope this time. I can’t even ask for good energy sent my way because I don’t even think it’ll help. I really am, truly lost this time.

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I'm still trying to put together a list of everything that's gone. Sentimental value aside, as there's a lot that just can't be replaced. But currently the things that this fundraiser money will go towards is:

- Helping cover the emergency boarding costs for Fritz during this week and next while I figure out housing for the both of us.

- Replacing necessary electronics/chargers/etc. so I can continue going to school and finding work. My main loss that I'm struggling emotionally over was my PC. It was my life, and it was a $3000 gaming PC that I did all my work on. I don't expect I'll ever actually replace this, though. But funds going towards stuff like new chargers is a big help.

- Toiletries, medications, food, etc. that was all waterlogged and lost. Both Fritz's and mine.

- Replacing my furniture when I'm able to move back into my apartment like a bed frame, a bookshelf, potentially my mattress, pillows, blankets, etc.

- Helping cover the random day-to-day costs I've been paying out of pocket from being out of the house. Food has become expensive since I can't bulk buy or cook, toiletries, travel, temporary shelter costs, etc.

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I know I won't get back things like my tabletop RPG books, my MTG cards I lost (it was a few binders, I didn't take many pictures), my crafting supplies, all my electronic accessories, and just... Literally anything else I had from costume pieces, props, all of Fritz's toys, etc. Literally everything is gone. So by this point, I really don't know how else to word it except that quite literally anything helps. Even a few bucks is a coffee that helps me make phone calls and do paperwork from how little sleep I'm getting these days.

If you'd rather support me directly too, you can etransfer or Paypal me at [email protected] too. Whichever works for you.

Thank you all so much. Even kind words mean the world to me because I'm really struggling to find a silver lining and an "it'll be okay" mentality after this. So if a share and a vouch is all you can do, that's a massive help in and of its own. Or keeping me in your thoughts and just sending some good energy my way.

Again, thanks so much everyone. I adore you all, and I appreciate and love each and every one of you. Be well, friends.

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Donors

  • Patsy Botbyl
  • Donated on Jun 23, 2023
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  • Guest
  • Donated on May 31, 2023
CA$15.00
  • Logan Vargas
  • Donated on May 29, 2023
CA$50.00

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  • Patsy Botbyl
  • Donated on Jun 23, 2023
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  • Guest
  • Donated on May 31, 2023
CA$15.00
  • Logan Vargas
  • Donated on May 29, 2023
CA$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 28, 2023
CA$50.00
  • Nicole Vassallo
  • Donated on May 27, 2023
CA$50.00
  • Robin
  • Donated on May 26, 2023
CA$100.00
  • Siri Crane
  • Donated on May 26, 2023
CA$25.00
  • Denise Phillips
  • Donated on May 26, 2023
CA$50.00
  • Brian Mellen
  • Donated on May 25, 2023
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  • Korey Graham
  • Donated on May 25, 2023
CA$25.00
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