Help us Recover.

For: Shannon Barber
Seattle, WA
Organizer: Shannon Barber
Help us Recover. (Shannon Barber)
$688
of $1,000 goal
68% Complete
Raised by 14 donors

The Story

Hello folks. I'm Shannon. Thanks for coming to read.

Recently, my partner and I decided to move out of our gentrifying neighborhood in order to get access to low income housing. 

Unfortunately, due to his disability and how his funds are dispersed, in order for us to be approved for this housing we had to wait for an extra month and a half. After a lot of back and forth, trips to the SSA, lots of paperwork we finally have our keys and will be moving into our new home at the end of the month.

That is awesome.

Unfortunately the extra long wait has pretty much wiped out what extra savings I had.

Between the increased rent for month to month to stay in our old apartment (1400$), other expenses including another month of utilities (350$) etc. 

Right now, we are going to need some help to be able to make this transition and be able to comfortably make this change.

I'm raising funds to help ease some of our stress and be able to settle in.

Thank you for reading. If you are unable to donate please share. 

Thank you for reading.

Shannon

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 4, 2018

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Posted on July 4, 2018

Hello folks. 

Small update. We're settling into our new place pretty well. Partner is getting around a bit better without having to navigate stairs. I'm really enjoying my shorter commute and my daily walks home.

We finally got in the last bill from the move and it is pretty huge.

I've been able to budget out the ability to pay that off in full ($1075) and if I can finish out this fundraiser that will keep us in better food and with a tiny bit of wiggle room.

All funds raised through this fundraiser will go towards 400$ living expenses and a bit into the emergency fund. If I raise more than that, I will distribute funds to several other QTPOC in need.

Please share.

And thank you for all your support it has kept us alive.

Love,

Shannon


Posted on May 17, 2018

Posted on May 17, 2018

Hi friends!

Big news! We are getting settled and everything. 

All further funds raised will go towards replacing basics. As we've been unpacking I realized I've not bought things like underpants, bras etc really and things are a bit dire. We are also replacing worn out/low quality cookware and whatnot.

Thank you again everyone for your help. You've been invaluable.


Love,

Shannon


Posted on May 8, 2018

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Posted on May 8, 2018

WE DID IT!!!

That photo is the view from my new commute. Instead of 1.5-2 hours each way it takes me at worst about a half an hour to get home. Thank you all so much for your help.

Yesterday we wrapped up at the new place and more things went wrong. Our help vanished and we had to spend a good portion of the rest of our emergency funds hiring last minute help and having some things hauled away.

Currently, we are gathering up our cash to pay the coming extra move out costs and to do a couple of pantry filling grocery orders to give us both time to recover physically. All further donations will go towards that.

Thank you all again for your support it has saved our actual bacons.

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