PERSONAL HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
I am a 66 years young, female senior, and a hard-working woman with good values. I was born and raised in the Maritime Provinces in Canada. I have two grown sons in their 40's, one of which I have no contact with anymore, and the other one was recently in an accident where he damaged his back and his ankle while working for someone who didn't have any insurance. It has left him permanently semi-disabled and is now living with me, and helps me around and about the house all he can. I worked hard all my life and the one and only thing I ended up owning in this world is my home (for which I am very grateful).
However, I am now in grave danger of losing my home. The house is a 3 bedroom detached 2 storey with 1,400 sq.ft. of total living space and was built 75 years ago.
All my life I've been a giver and find it humbling and strange when I am the one needing the help. I never dreamed I would ever be in this position at this stage in my life. I always thought my golden years would be so much different, however, life doesn't always turn out the way you would like or had planned
and so, here I am.........
A BRIEF SUMMARY OF WHAT I'M ASKING FOR AND WHY
For the past 5 years I have desperately been trying to hold onto my home by taking in boarders, which barely paid the bills. I have been sleeping on the coach on the main floor, and my son sleeps on a coach in the basement.
The home is in dire need of major repairs and if not done soon will become unliveable. I am on a fixed income; have no pension; no medical plan; no savings; no spouse; and receive the guaranteed income supplement, and can't afford the costly repairs.
My dilemma has made me astutely aware of the fact that many other seniors are in the same situation or are even worse off than myself. Many seniors are victims of our society due to no fault of their own, and statistics state:
- Homelessness and poverty in female seniors is on the increase.
- Elder abuse;
- Seniors home invasions;
- Seniors losing their homes;
- Seniors being neglected and disgarded;
- Suicides in seniors are also on the increase, when people lose a home, ,and/ or become dependent on society, they lose their dignity, self-worth, and are in despair.
While all of the above are increasing at an alarming rate, Government assistance for seniors is declining as the majority of the population becomes older and Governments funds are depleted, and no plan on record as to how it will have an impact on future society and tax-payers
MY GOAL is to be able to make the necessary repairs in stages to bring my home up to code, giving me the opportunity to stay in my home and live modestly
but more importantly I will be able to take in and help other seniors who have nobody or nowhere decent to live.
They will also have the opportunity to live in a clean, warm and comfortable environment in their golden years, and a place they can call home.
I will share what little I have and try to help them regain their independence, dignity, and self-esteem.
WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO
I have received a quote of $20K to do the electrical work.
- The first stage will be to bring the electrical up to code, and safe
- The second stage will be to put in insulation, new windows, and a back door
- The third stage will be to convert to electrical the old and non-functional and unsafe
oil heating system and put in a small bedroom for my son with a good mattress for his back.
- The fourth and final stage will be to tear down and rebuild the rotting deck, landing
and stairs and replace the dirt floor underneath with a cement slab.
Any help you can give me in any way at all, would be greatly appreciated, not just for myself but for other seniors who would also benefit from your generosity..as your contribution will give people a whole new and positive outlook on life.
IN RETURN YOU WILL RECEIVE:
- Good Karma
- Regular Updates with pictures of progress
- Satisfaction of making a positive impact on someone's life
- Mega Thanks
- A friend Forever
- The positive energy created by the gift giving will multiply and because of YOU it will make a difference.
- Because of YOU it will change and empower lives of incredible people that just haven't achieved all that God had planned for them to do.
- and they will see they still have the time to become everything they were born to be.
This must be the greatest gift a person can bestow on another individual.
For every $40 I will give back $10 .
I will also be adding different and unique perks throughout my campaign randomly with values of up to $100, and some in excess of much more, as I really want to give something back to the contributors to thank them for their support and generosity in giving me this opportunity to save my home and to help so many others.
The Perks are mostly one of a kind items that I have accumulated over my lifetime, the mass being heirlooms, gifts and inheritances, and will include items in various categories. All of the items are very special, and all have a sentimental value, as well as have a story to tell.
Even if you are unable to contribute I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my campaign. You can help my campaign in another way by telling people on your social network and getting the word out...And please don't forget to use the share tools. Thank you so much and God Bless
This program confirms that there are still so many good people in the world who are willing to help others in need.
If people would start to help each other in this way the world will become a much better place.
With every beat of my heart and soul, I thank you again