After volunteering for over 15 years of my life with the Mateel and other non-profit organizations, I find myself faced with the threat of my own assets being seized. It feels so unjust!
Apparently, back in 2014, shortly before that years Reggae I signed what I thought was a trailer lease agreement. Buried in the fine print, it was also a promissory note to personally cover any debt that the Mateel could not cover from Sysco indefinitely. I certainly would never have signed such a document if I had known what was concealed. However, I accept responsibility for overlooking the fine print, being rushed in the moment.
After seeking legal counsel, I determined that the high cost of a legal battle, with an uncertain outcome, would have still leave the Mateel with a lien against it’s assets. A lien would prevent any chance of a loan to consolidate debt.
Forced by these circumstances, I used 30k of a fund set up for my family’s land and turned it over to the corporate giant. Fellow Board members came forth to cover the other 11k. As a small business owner, making only a modest living from my Computer Sales and Service shop, I cannot afford to part with that amount of money for very long.
I’m asking for help. Make Donations here or you can deposit funds at the Credit Union account: Garth vs Goliath # 13597-54
I hope you can find it in your hearts to donate to this fundraiser. Any amount is appreciated and will go directly towards paying back my debt.