Hi everyone! This community is a wonderful idea, and I look forward to being able to help others here once I get another job and start working again.
I have a very good friend who's a disabled, widowed single mother of two teenage children, who are sweet and enjoy singing and taking part in musicals and theater productions. However, my friend has very little money to care for them and buy groceries, pay for utilities, etc. She's gifted in terms of graphic design, writing, and visual art but her ADD and the fact that her cancer has come back in her liver this time make it difficult to hold down a job and she ended up having to go on state disability.
She struggles to afford necessities and has had her electricity and phone cut off, been threatened with eviction, and endured other near financial disasters while I have known her.
She was given some free display fixtures which she hoped to use for selling secondhand clothing to earn a small amount of extra cash without exceeding the income limits for disability. However, they ended up being too large to fit in her small apartment and I hired some movers and arranged for a storage unit for the items. We borrowed cash from her boyfriend, who is also sick and disabled, to pay for the storage unit. Now we are in the process of selling the items for cash to pay him back and to provide my friend and her children with at least some income.
Unfortunately, the process is going more slowly than we thought and she's now seriously late with the storage fees. I feel ashamed that I cannot pay her boyfriend back as I promised because I was suddenly laid off from my job with an electrical safety testing company due to restructuring. I'm currently sending out resumes and applying at agencies to secure employment as soon as possible - but the storage company says they will auction her things soon if the remaining $277.00 is not paid off now. A lady told me that her boss is coming by the facility sometime next week and there's a good chance that he will just toss or sell my friend's things once he arrives.
I know this may seem unusual - but paying the storage fees will give us more time to sell the items, which were worth thousands of dollars new and probably at least hundreds of dollars used. It will make sure that the kind gentleman who gave her the furniture when his photography store closed won't have his good deed go to waste.
Here is the information: Log onto http://www.publicstorage.com. Enter 415 532 4408 for the user name and 307922 for the passcode. Please pay $277. Thank you.
I can also provide editing, proofreading, writing, and other online services in exchange for some help here. I can also send cards and write messages of encouragement for people in need and look up resources and links online. And I will do what I can to assist others in the community once I get back on my feet. Thanks again!