I lost all gigs I had, still haven’t found any new contracts or being employed by any music school
I work as screenwriter in shows for children and adults. I lost my job because of Covid-19 and don’t have any help because I’m undocumented immigrant. So I have horrible time since pandemic start. I spend all my savings for this time, have part time job couple of times, but don’t have stable job since pandemic start. Now I leave in a room which cost 600$ and even don’t have money to pay for this, so I’m at risk to going to the shelter. I’m a single woman and don’t have relatives or friends in USA.
I work during a pandemic but l.m depend on Tourist .so You now they are still slaw,and l can.t pay my rent since l had an acsident,so pandemic block me to make my plan to buy used car for storage my business,we don.t have around one,.
I need help to cover my food expenses! I am undocumented, I do not have government help, I suffer from a chronic illness, I need to take my daily medications! and I have no money to continue !! help me please
For over 10 years, I’ve travelled across the U.S. teaching and choreographing for independent and competitive dance companies. Due to covid, more than two thirds of my income has been stripped away due to strict lockdown measures all of the companies had to undergo. With the pandemic still in full force, it’s clear I’ll be without work until summer of 2021.
I am a Cleveland, OH native R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a proud second generation Liberian, she fuses her culture, passion for fashion and language into her works. Her eclectic sound and sultry stanzas mixed with her femcee flare are all exhibited on her previous work Memoirs of Mai Moxi and newly released album Nymphaea: https://fanlink.to/maimoxi Right now I have spent every dime to my name of get this idea off the ground. In hopes to increase my streams, I have spent a lot of money of ads and video promotion and now cannot pay my immediate needs to survive such as rent, car note, care insurance and groceries. I am meeting with a free financial advisor next week to better budget my money to bring my ideas to life but due to COVID, I spend my last dimes on my art and not to survive and I can no longer afford to.
Perdí mi trabajo por segunda vez en este año porque el Gobernador de Texas volvió a cerrar los bares y clubes debido al COVID-19.
Tengo 15 años trabajando como DJ y nunca me había pasado algo así. Soy divorciada y tengo un niño de 12 años,por lo cual mi preocupación es mayor.
as a single parent of a medically fragile child, I must continue to remain 100% isolated. all income ceased in march due to covid. have begun to earn a small amount online. no more savings left. many hands needed to assist financially until i can grow a bigger online business to support self and 2 kids..
Hi! Thank you for the opportunity for myself and also for so many others that have been impacted. Resources like this is what serves our communities and I am so happy to see opportunities like this for so many people that are dealing with such hardship. I freelance on work on projects, live events, and programming and production, all surrounding social impact efforts, increasing resource accessibility for marginalized communities, and community outreach for non-profits and private sector.
As soon as the COVID shutdown hit in NYC in late March, all my gigs ended and even future gigs were cancelled (a lot of them were live events that take months and months of programming and planning). One of my clients has completely gone out of business, so I know there will be no return for that work. And a lot of the rest relied on live events – which now it is pretty obvious that that world won’t return until another year. At first I thought, as so many others, this will last a few months. But now it is much clearer that it will have a long-lasting impact on myself and so many others.
My partner is an essential worker in a supermarket, and both of our salaries are needed in order to cover costs of living. As soon as we lost my income, we had to either resort to not paying bills, and also using our credit cards too much for the purchase of groceries and essentials (soap, hand sanitizer, things like that to keep us safe – especially as my husband is an essential worker and we didn’t want to forego on buying things that will protect our lives so we just have been putting them on credit cards). We are absolutely fortunate that he still has an income, but the added stress and trauma of him working in an unsafe environment has cost us a lot – physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. We applied for state benefits including SNAP, but it has taken MONTHS to process. They miscalculated our income which led to a denial and we had to request for a fair hearing to re-evaluate it since they made a mistake (which they admitted to). So now our application has gone back into processing, which could take additional months until it is determined. I applied way back in April.
The length of the financial stress is lasting longer than I previously thought and I just cannot tell at all what is in our future.
I appreciate the consideration and support, for myself as well as community. It’s communities like this that really hold us together. Thank you.
I’ve lost all work since March 11th. The infrastructure for how I made work has disappeared. My chronic illness has taken a turn for the worse, and I have medical costs I’m trying to figure out how to pay for.