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[personal profile] serpentine
I'm really tight on money this week for various reasons and I'm kinda really worried, especially since I'll have a co-pay for an appointment this week, plus a need to buy food. And so I'm asking for help, which is a bit hard for me, but I do have to do it.

My post is here. I'm offering tarot card readings. One card draws are for free and I am also offering paid readings as well.
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[personal profile] yohjideranged
Hey everyone, I need help. I hate even asking because I was raised by a grandmother who always said that a person should pick themselves up by their bootstraps when they hit bottom. She didn't tell me what happens when the bootstraps break. So, I am asking for help.

On the 23rd of December, my spouse's place of employment closed its doors. There was a small severance but we won't get that for 30 days and it will be taxed. We have a ton of medical bills for the shenanigans that my body has pulled in the last year and a half and I have been unable to work. All this we knew in advance, and had planned for - but the best laid plans fell apart. The medical insurance didn't pay for as much as we thought they would and it left us on the hook owing quite a bit. This put a big dent in any savings we had for the impending unemployment. I am going to try to get the rest of the medical bills reduced or dismissed now that there is no real source of income, and we are looking into unemployment benefits, and SNAP/EBT benefits.

My spouse and I will be fine. We have faced hard times before and came out okay.

But cats...cats don't wait until everything is going great before they get sick. Hermen is one of those cats.

Hermen is an 8 year old tuxedo love bug. He's a little on the chunky side and incredibly dorky, but has been relatively healthy his entire life. Then on January 4th, we had to take him to the emergency vet in the early morning hours because he was urinating every few minutes and producing very little.

Between the emergency vet and our regular vet, he was diagnosed with a bladder stone. And it's pretty big. We talked out our options - diet that supposedly dissolves the stone and surgery - and we all decided that the diet was the easiest and cheapest way to go...if it works. We are willing to give it a try. But now, he has vet bills that we cannot afford, food that is more expensive, and future care that we worry that we will be denied if we cannot pay (even though our vet has been wonderful at working with us).

I love this cat very much and I want to do the absolute best and right thing for him. So, I am asking for help. I have set up a GoFundMe for Hermen, and if you can donate, it would be very appreciated.

Other ways you can help:

1. Please, please signal boost this post or  the GoFundMe page to Facebook, Twitter, Dreamwidth, Livejournal, and any other social media that you can think of. My Facebook only contains family and a very small circle of friends. Word won't spread very far with me alone and I would like Hermen to be visible and get the help he needs.

2. My spouse is an editor/copyeditor and proofreader with newspaper, short story/novella, and magazine experience. If you or anyone you know needs an editor or proofreader, please consider [personal profile] guiltyred for work. You can contact [personal profile] guiltyred via PM on Dreamwidth.

If you need more information or want updates on Hermen's progress, you can take a browse at my journal. I generally keep it locked, but I am opening up the Hermen related posts to the public.

Thank you so much for reading and considering helping Hermen. We are all grateful for anything that anyone can do.

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[personal profile] killing_rose
Please consider donating. https://www.gofundme.com/33hr6prg

It still makes me sick, what happened, and I can't afford to donate. But I can signal boost.
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[personal profile] lizcommotion
I made a longer post, but there is a horrible bill that is making its way through the Senate that would create two tiers of citizens with regards to international travel and visas (and affect citizens in other countries, and what their governments' policies could do, because treaties.)

I hate to just dump HORRIBLE NEWS, but I feel this is super important so I have all the links about the background of the bill, its ramifications as analyzed by the ACLU, petitions, and what people outside the US can do (mostly, nag your government to nag ours).

Feel free to leave cute kitten pictures as comments. Also please signal boost as you can.

ETA: apparently it passes Friday, which I missed because super mad at 4 am. But there is still the court system and the rest of the treaty participants to make us see reason.
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For those of you who don't know me I'm a writer, and I get most of my income from ghostwriting. Due to factors out of my control I find myself in a very difficult position. Although I hope, and believe, things will get better, because they always have done before, I'm asking for help from the Dreamwidth community. The last couple of months have been hard for me because of illness. It's going to be one of those bad winters where I pick up everything and it lasts forever considering the way things have gone so far. My rocky childhood has led to a sucky immune system that I do my best to work around, only it doesn't always work out, as I ghostwrite fiction, and my creativity often fails me when I'm feeling at my very worst.

I'm not asking for something for nothing. I've never been comfortable doing that. Instead I offer words in return for any help, because even the smallest amount is going to make my life much easier than it is right now. My website is here, so you can see my style of writing, and I'm happy to write within my current worlds or something else entirely. My specialisation is speculative fiction, mostly fantasy, sci-fi, and apocalypses, but I also write mysteries, the occasional detective novel, and romance. Basically this means you could ask for a fantasy mystery with some romance and I'd be able to write it. Give me a character name and a genre and I can write you something. If you see something you like at the website and the story isn't finished you can also ask for me to write more of whatever it is. If it is finished I'm certain there's something that follows it.

1000 words of fiction currently cost $5. At the website I have a tipjar for both dollars and pounds, so use whichever one works best, and you can always ask for an invoice in your currency if you want one.

Anything you can spare will go towards my rent payment. If you don't have anything I always appreciate signal boosts.
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[personal profile] steorra
A twitter contact of mine has started a gofundme campaign to help a Tunisian friend come to the US. As the campaign explains:

"M is a queer 20 year old Tunisian woman, who is studying computer science. She dreams of becoming a forensic scientist but currently is facing threats against her life for looking (and being) gay. Being homosexual is currently an offense punishable by jail time in Tunisia, though gay Tunisians often face life threatening violence and harassment. M has had threats against her life, classmates promising to beat her, etc., but she cannot afford the costs to come to the US."

For more information or to donate, see the campaign: Help M Become a Scientist
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[personal profile] killing_rose
Hey y'all, one of my exes is looking for a new roommate in the NYC area. http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/roo/5327696646.html
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[personal profile] killing_rose
Hey y'all. I'm a knitter who is in a pretty bad place financially right now between disabilities, a new job that does *not* pay living way until I'm out of training (which I won't be for another two paychecks), and bills that I pretty desperately owe. Like rent and insurance.

While I am perfectly willing to have people donate to my paypal (firegoddess666 at gmail.com), I have an etsy shop where I have a variety of items and I also accept custom work. Please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/RavenYarnworks and signal boost as much as you can.
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[personal profile] serpentine
One of my local friends is doing a fundraiser via GoFund to pay for car repairs and is offering cute crochet turtles to everyone who donates at least 20 dollars.

They're really adorable and she also does lovely lace work and is a lovely person herself.
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[personal profile] lizcommotion
Over on my journal, I'm running an open list of cooperative games! They work way better for my own brain than competitive ones, and it strikes me that sometimes they are hard to find. And maybe other people would like to share mental lists.

Come on over and lurk/share as you will.
[personal profile] to_do_list
This is my first attempt at signal boosting.

Jill Brenneman is a a human rights advocate and a survivor of horrendous domestic trafficking. She needs help with medications that are literally a matter of life and death, given her current medical condition and limited insurance. 

https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/please-help-me-with-life-saving-medications

If you want to know her full story, you could google her name to find out several accounts in various blogs and media outlets. I cannot decide which one makes most sense to a reader who never heard of her (but all of them are subject to multiple trigger warnings). I've known about her activism for many years, and always admired her ability to support others despite the tremendous trauma she herself has been recovering from. Now, she is in need of support, and I can only hope she can experience some of the kindness she showed to others.
[personal profile] flippac
I've been setting up a gofundme campaign for someone dear to me who's recently escaped her parents' abusive household and could use a hand setting herself up sustainably for the future in the US. Which as we all know is less than fun if you can't rely on being capable to work and are sufficiently marginalised.

So, er, knackered as I am while I write this, I'd be muchly appreciative if anyone can donate!
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[personal profile] kaberett
Friend-of-a-friend [tumblr.com profile] kingfancypantsthethird, a trans dude running a tiny ethical business selling fandom-inspired loose-leaf teas over at [etsy.com profile] beastlybeverages, is fundraising to help him book a stall at a convention in the interests of being able to, you know, keep making rent while studying for his law degree. I have tried several of his things and they are super-tasty; Recommend, etc. <3
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[personal profile] lizcommotion
My partner and I are Officially Commencing our housing search in the Boston area.

If you (or someone you know) is looking for roommates or has a spot in a co-housing situation for a couple who've been described as "hobbitses" with their two lovely but shy cats, please check out our craigslist posting.

Signal boosts appreciated! (already sent to [personal profile] copperbadge  for RFM)
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[personal profile] killing_rose
 As someone who lives in this area, but cannot currently donate, please, please consider helping: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1335792216/range-free-allergen-free-bakery-and-cafe-in-columb . There are no places that actually have dedicated allergen free kitchens *anywhere* in this area.

Please, please signal boost. I'm definitely not the only person in this city that would benefit. 
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[personal profile] dreamwriteremmy
Posting on behalf of a friend Matt ([plurk.com profile] m_logan_2k2) who doesn't have an active personal journal.

/sigh I really, really hate to do this.

I've been struggling to stay afloat for a while now, owing to medical bills and other unforseen expenses that keep cropping up.

I'm at the point now where I have no choice.

I need help.


I have his PayPal info and can vouch for him (I've known him for something around 8 years in roleplaying circles on LJ/Dreamwidth).

If you want to donate PM me and I'll send you his PayPal info.

If you can't donate signalboosting is also appreciated.

(X-posted to my personal journals)
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[personal profile] lizcommotion
hi!

my partner and I are in the process of moving (which, for Reasonz, will be super way better for both of our mental/physical health). to help fund this, she is selling her Surly Long Haul Trucker touring bike. If you are in the DC-Metro area or surrounding metropolises and such a bike would interest you or someone you know -- or you would be willing to help signal boost the Craigslist posting -- please feel free to stop by my more in-depth post about it.

thank you!
lizcommotion

cross-posted to [community profile] bicycles 
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (cat lily chance pile-up)
[personal profile] lizcommotion
Hi,

Partner and I are planning a move to Boston with our two cats, and hoping to locate a vet before we move. (There is nothing like not having a vet to induce your cat to eat something they should not.)

We're looking at places in the Jamaica Plains/Green Line areas, but would be willing to travel for a good vet. (I think we drive like 40 minutes each way now, so anything less than that is even more amazing!) Also, someone who has reasonable prices with the understanding that, y'know, vet school costs money and I believe in paying people a fair price for their labor is also good.

Also, if anyone knows of any listservs or comms or whatever to share Boston type resources or rec's for doctors (who maybe aren't assholes to people with chronic pain) or other professionals or even fun social events, that would be great. I've been mooching off a family member's area Angie's List membership, but it doesn't transfer to Boston and I'd very much like to not need to pay for membership to something like that.

Any recommendations for Boston-area list-servs or whatnot would be greatly appreciated! Signal boosting also okay. :)
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[personal profile] yohjideranged
A friend of mine is having a dental emergency and without dental insurance, it could be quite expensive.

So, they are opening up commissions of their very fabulous art!

Please wander over and read the details at their journal here.

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