My name is Celia Sue Hecht. I am 69 and on my birthday in November I will be 70. I live in Central California, Marina. Today I come to you with a special request for help. For 5 years now my beloved Dog Cici (13 years old)... (she just passed Over the Rainbow) and I have had to sleep in a car because my Social Security was not enough to pay for rent. Would love to buy a little camper, a tiny home of my own, so I can sleep in a bed, heal and recover and be protected, especially now during the cold season.
I miss Cici a lot and would love to get another furry friend to keep me warm, for companionship and protection, too.
Would like to buy a camper to rest and recover in. A lot of grief and stress this past few months including breast cancer surgery and a heart procedure.
Would you be willing to house 8-10 women over 50 who are either sleeping on the street or in their cars? we can build homes like Elvis Summers or Todd Sondgroth…
We need supplies: doors with locks, windows, solar panels, porta-potties, tools, roofing and common nails, screws, exterior paint, roofing materials, wheels, 5 x 10 trailers, carpet, carpet pads, lights-flashlights, beds-mattresses, wood for platforms for beds, multi surface frog tape, silver reflective tape, number plates, wheels, hooks for coats, House Address Number Plaque (Harbor Freight) -- Qty = 8, Caulking - Alex Plus 10.1 oz. White Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone (12 Pack) - Qty = 1 (12 Pack) Screws - #8 x 1-1/4 in. Star Flat-Head Wood Deck Screws (1 lb. Pack), Primer - PREMIUM 1-gal. White Water-Based Interior/Exterior Primer, Sealer and Stain-Blocker -- Qty = 1, Coat Hooks - 3 in. Heavy-Duty Coat and Hat Decorative Hook (any heavy hooks will do) -- Qty = 2, Roof Shingles - Laminate Shingles - (any shingles will do) -- Qty = 3-4 Bundles; Wood bamboo flooring; prefer something light-aluminum or waterproof wood for walls and more.
Approximately a total of $1,200 per home plus trailers: for me, Deborah, Josie, Sara, Jenny, Tamara and others in Monterey, CA area. It is very cold and URGENT... We could also use sleeping bags, blankets, and tools plus volunteers willing to help build these homes. We have NO experience building a dog or bird house. Thanks.
Who Am I ?
I am a published author, (soon a book coming out about Hippies contains four chapters that I wrote), co-author of five romantic travel guides, a peaceworker, freelance writer/editor, blogger, animal lover (worked at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary once upon a time) and activist. I am best known for my Have Dog Blog Will Travel blog for 12 years. But, you rarely get rich as a writer, and freelancing jobs come and go with the wind. Lost a great job last year working on an anti-trafficking newsletter due to the loss of a major donor/funder.
More about me here:
I write about other senior women without homes and advocate for them. There are 1,000+ women without homes in this area. 40% of those without homes are 50+ and 45% of those 65+ cannot meet their basic needs.
"People over the age of 50 already make up around half of homeless in the United States, with the homeless population older than 65 expected to triple" by 2030. @MKushel
So, I am turning to you to ask for financial help. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance from my heart. I’m sure that Cici agrees with me... woof woof woof.
Celia Sue Hecht