Current$0
0%
Target$2,060
Unsuccessful

Event planner for social impact and community outreach, contract worker for non-profits, career focused on resource accessibility for marginalized communities.

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.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Construction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail, Freelance/Gig/Contract
Current$0
0%
Target$1,100
Unsuccessful

Indigenous Mother in need of help

I haven’t been able to make ends meet my father is out of work and cannot work because he is immunocompromised, we are behind in rent and we barely make it to buy enough groceries for me and my kids. I’m a single mother indigenous really needing help, I’m trying not to quit my last class in order to graduate but work, rent due, bills and food is making me want to I know not many people have paypal but I also have Venmo which is under my same email Veroninanyc@aol.com . I appreciate anything anyone gives me.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Construction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail, Domestic Worker/Caregiver/Cleaner, Fitness/Wellness/Athletics, Freelance/Gig/Contract, Restaurant/Hospitality/Hotel/Catering, Sex Worker/Massage Worker/Performer, Tutor/Teacher/Social Services/Nonprofit, Wellness/Fitness/Beauty/Hygiene
Current$50
5%
Target$1,000
Unsuccessful

Indigenous mother/caretaker in need of help

I haven’t been able to make ends meet my father is out of work and cannot work because he is immunocompromised, we are behind in rent and we barely make it to buy enough groceries for me and my kids. I’m a single mother indigenous really needing help, I’m trying not to quit my last class in order to graduate but work, rent due, bills and food is making me want to I know not many people have paypal but I also have Venmo which is under my same email. I appreciate anything anyone gives me.

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail, Domestic Worker/Caregiver/Cleaner, Freelance/Gig/Contract, Restaurant/Hospitality/Hotel/Catering
Current$0
0%
Target$500
Unsuccessful

Servicio (Service)

Realizaba servicio enjundia ascensor y limpieza del mismos en mathatan me dejaron sin empleo y sin ningún salario ,me afectó q me sacaron de mi cuarto por falta de pago, hasta la fecha no tengo ninguna ayuda. (I was doing the elevator service and cleaning them in Manhattan they left me without a job and without any salary, they evicted me for lack of payment, to date I have no help)

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail
Current$150
50%
Target$300
Unsuccessful

Janitor at the lgbt center

I got hired as a full time janitor at the lgbt center in mid March with benefits as well. It was my first full time job being hired at and when the virus came and things got shut down as did they and I never started and now I cant work there until maybe next year, I have to re apply again and I'm struggling with finances.

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail
Current$0
0%
Target$2,500
Unsuccessful

Warehouse

perdi mi trabajo injustamente! fui despedido solo por pedir proteccion de salud para mi y compañeros! tengo 3 meses sin trabajo,soy indocumentado y no cuento con ninguna ayuda! tengo 2 enfermedades cronicas y tomo medicamentos diario !! estuve hospitalizado por bronquitis asmatico! no tengo comida y recursos para seguir! me siento desesperado! y la poca ayuda de comida que hay ,aveces no alcanzo o recolectar! mi necesidad de salir adelante, es salir a buscar ayuda !! desafortunadamente todas las ayudas estan en otros lugares !! porfavor no se olviden de la gente New York Bronx !! hay muchos necesitados como yo. Espero y puedan ayudarme se los agradesco de corazon 🙏.

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail
Current$0
0%
Target$2,500
Unsuccessful

Warehouse

I lost my job unfairly! I was fired just for asking for health protection for myself and colleagues! I have 3 months without work, I am undocumented and I do not have any help! I have 2 chronic illnesses and I take medications daily !! I was hospitalized for asthmatic bronchitis! I have no food and resources to go on! I feel desperate! and the little help of food that there is, has no scope or collection! my need to get ahead is to go get help !! unfortunately all the aids are in other places !! please don't forget the New York Bronx people !! there are many in need like me. I hope and can help me I thank you from the heart 🙏.

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail
Current$0
0%
Target$900
Unsuccessful

Painter

I worked as painter for construction ,fine painting .I haven’t worked since Mid March ,I have 3 kids to support ,I don’t know when I’ll be back since a lot of people is not allowed inside together .I pay taxes but I don’t qualify for stimulus checks.

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail
Current$0
0%
Target$1,000
Unsuccessful

Maintenance

I havent been able to work since March, i dont have any income.

byadmin inConstruction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail
Current$200
1%
Target$30,650
Unsuccessful

Actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and elderly volunteer in handyman services.

I was an actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where I performed in 2-3 plays in repertory, meaning I would do one play in the afternoon and an entirely different play at night. I also led school tours for visiting students. I was scheduled to be on contract through the end of October but was laid off in March due to COVID-19, essentially losing an entire year's work. I live in Ashland, Oregon with my wife and two young kids, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is IT for union actors in the area. It's not LA or NY where I could possibly find other work in my location. And due to Governor Brown stating the live events will not return to Oregon until a vaccine is found, I have no prospect of returning to work until late 2021 - also restated by the Artistic Director of the festival. My income loss amounts to over $55,000. This includes another play I received an offer for in the winter of 2020 that was since rescinded due to the virus. To further devastate our financial and family situation, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, with her treatment already costing thousands of dollars - even with health coverage. She still has her job thankfully, but will need to use up the entirety of her sick and vacation time, and will need to miss work for her care. I will also have increased childcare costs so I can attend to her while she receives treatment. We are in the middle of any family's worst nightmare. I am humbly requesting any financial support that can be provided.

byadmin inArtist/Musician/Film/Performance/Production, Construction/Maintenance/Warehouse/Retail

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