For 10 years I have raised my 2 kids solely on my freelance work. I cleaned one house per week. I taught piano on a community piano. I tutored high needs kids in person. I taught in person math and science classes and ran after school clubs. We had little, but wanted for nothing. 2019 was full of hospitals and doctors as we worked to determine cause and path for one child's chronic lung disease. All savings were spent surviving that year. Now Covid. Inside - all of the time. High risk - cannot go out. Zero income. Tiny amount of unemployment just started - not a livable income. We own no piano - so continuing to teach and transitioning this to online is not feasible. We don't own a laptop or other devices for transitioning to online teaching. Food donations do not include allergy safe foods - so unfortunately are not a help. All bills are overdue and keep piling up. Being cooped up inside a tiny apt is not helping lung health...but neighbors not wearing masks makes it vital we stay in....until/maybe we can find a new location to be. Covid has made our lives h___l. We spent the first two months of Covid just plain hungry. Now we search for a way to help others - but need some help ourselves - - financial support to convert income to being virtual/at home income - because as a high risk family, we'll be inside for much longer.
I worked at two theatres simultaneously before the COVID-19 outbreak while also going to school full time (to obtain my degree in entertainment technology). Due to the pandemic, I lost both jobs and was also denied unemployment even though I was offered it by the companies I worked for.
Because of Covid, I haven't had an income in over 4 months, and have $40 in my bank account. After theaters and restaurants closed, I lost all my sources of income. I am facing losing my housing and in need of immediate help if possible.
I intend to pay it forward when I can. Thank you for taking on this initiative! I do not have family resources to fall back on or support.
I was working on a new Quibi series called Beauty as the lead filmmaker; the point of the show is to smash existing beauty standards around the world. I was guaranteed 20 weeks of work starting on January 15, 2020 plus an end bonus; everything was cancelled on March 16, 2020 due to the virus (I was paid through March 20, 2020). I went through my savings in 2019 due to bad family circumstances so I really needed this gig. In addition, my health care ended the end of March so I now have an additional $789 COBRA expense every month. I would go without health care but I suffer from extreme dry eye syndrome that requires daily eye drops called Xiidra that cost over $1,000/monthly without insurance.
DJ Paisa Bar y Ritmos 60's y busser en restaurante tanto los bares, discotekas y restaurantes cerraron completamente y perdi mi trabajo mi fuente de ingreso y eso ha generado problemas alimenticios y para pagar la renta (I'm a DJ and busser and many bars and restaurants have closed. I've lost my sources of income and this has caused difficulties in acquiring food and paying rent. Please help if you can.)
Both of my forms of income have been decimated due to covid 19. I was laid off from my steakhouse job and currently there is no chance of gigs or performing anywhere in NYC for the foreseeable future. Additionally, I moved in the beginning of March at considerable personal expense so to about 10 days later have zero source of income has been a huge challenge.
I used to manage, run, and instruct up to 5 paint & sips a week at different restaurants and bars. When the pandemic hit the parent company that I was contracted under canceled all my events and switched to virtual. Virtual just isn’t the same as seeing all of my regulars and wasn’t making ends meet so I had to stop to get unemployment. I don’t know, even with some restaurants reopening, when I’ll be able to host a group of 20 people painting together again. There’s so many risk factors involved, it’s a scary and uncertain world to live in.
Ever since NYC has been hit with covid, I haven’t had a gig since March 16th. It’s been 3 months and I’ve been going through every last cent in my savings. I do not qualify for unemployment and I’ve received donation amounts in the very beginning but all has run dry. I’m out of options and I cannot risk working again because of my compromised immune system. This is my primary job that helps pay everything including my medications. I’m behind on so many things it’s upsetting to be reminded.
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All the hotels, catering agencies, and private clients I had worked for cancelled their events in the beginning of March and it’s unclear when the industry will reopen. I was renting a loft/commercial space at the time and so couldn’t freeze rent because the law wouldn’t prevent my eviction. I’ve gone into debt to pay for housing. There is also a dental need I need to resolve urgently (extraction and bone graft).
I'm a concert pianist and due to the covid all my recitals cancelled and I lost my income. Also I'm a church pianist but the church where I'm playing the piano is still not holding an events and I'm not getting the payment. Also i have a huge dental problem