Gaiatree Claire Jones came from England to California over twenty years ago; she should have been eligible for permanent resident status (green card) in the US, which would have allowed her to travel freely between the US and the UK, as well as to work in a greater variety of jobs. (She has been working hard for years in a variety of capacities, as a housekeeper, as a gardener, crafting jewelry and more.) However, until last month she was unable to obtain her full legal status because of a series of technicalities. After many difficulties and delays, and working with lawyers on both sides of the pond, her papers have at last been issued -- and just in time -- as her mother has been in the hospital recently and is a very fragile state.
Gaiatree Claire left on May 29 for the UK to finally be reunited with her mum and her extended family. She has many friends in her local community in California, but until now has been cut off from her family and old friends in England.
She is also a beloved leader of the Dances of Universal Peace. Her seasonal celebrations of nature and community and her weekend retreats in the East Bay are always eagerly awaited. She is also a long time student of the Diamond Logos work, and a beloved of Indian saint Amma, at whose California retreats Gaiatree has led sacred Dance circles.
Her local expenses will continue on, including rent and utilities, and she will lose income for the time she is in the UK, currently anticipated as two months. Our goal is to raise enough funds to cover those expenses and her lost income. "Green energy" of all amounts is welcome, so that when she returns to our area she will have a home to go back to!
Budget: $5000 includes two months of rent and utilities, and reimbursement for lost income