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Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:41 AM

***HELP A DUER*** FINAL UPDATE...and THANK YOU!

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(I was previously given permission by Skinner to post periodically about http://www.wishadoo.org, especially when it involves DUers, with this required disclaimer: "The administrators of Democratic Underground have given permission for one discussion thread on this topic. The administrators of Democratic Underground make no claims regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of this fundraising effort. Permission was granted by Skinner on 8/6/2010, and the moderators have been notified.")

If you're not familiar with Wishadoo, please see my journal for previous posts.

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WEDNESDAY PM/FINAL UPDATE: YOU ALL RAISED $900!!! The car payments are taken care of for the month of July; I was able to transfer funds for use over the next few days for gas and essentials; and I'll be sending the balance via postal money order, which will come in very handy as a cushion as he starts his new job. I was delighted to chat with him and another DUer family member throughout this process. Both of them, and his mom, were reduced to tears more than a few times as you all came together to ease their burden at this time.

So, from them, THANK YOU.




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A long-time member of the DU family needs your help. but has asked (for good reason, as was explained to me) to not reveal the DU name publicly. If you want to help and want to know who it is, message me and I have permission to share privately, or contact this person via Wishadoo (after logging in, click "contact member" box in the upper right-hand corner of Wishlist post).

Here is the situation, per the Wishlist post

We recently moved back to my small Ohio hometown, so I could be closer to my Mom and my family. We are staying with my brother and his family at the moment, and I recently got a job. All would be wonderful, except that I need to make my car lease payment for this month, or else my car will stop running and I will lose my new job. It's one of those AutoTrakk leases, where the car is electronically disabled if the payment isn't made on time. It was a crappy deal, but we had to have a car in order for me to work, so I had no choice but to accept it.

I start my new job on the 8th, so I just need to get my weekly $99 payments made until I get my first paycheck toward the end of July. $400 would take care of all the payments for a month. $500 would take care of the payments *and* give me some gas money as a cushion until I start getting paid, but I will figure out some other way to keep gas in the car if I need to. The important thing is to keep the car running.

My family is already stretched to the limit trying to help...they really can't do any more. We will be fine and self-sufficient when I start getting paid. We just need some help to keep from falling through the cracks until then. It's very frustrating, because the other help agencies I've tried all require extensive documents that I can't easily get. I make my car payments online--I don't get a paper bill. I don't have a paystub to show my income yet because I don't start my new job until the 8th. We're living with my brother temporarily, so I don't have a lease yet or bills to show our expenditures. And because we lack all of this paperwork, we just don't seem to qualify for help *anywhere*.

It is so incredibly vital that I don't lose my job before I even get to start. Please...we're willing to pay the money back after we get level again. I just don't want to have gotten this far, only to have it all fall apart before it even begins. Your help could make all the difference in the world for us...



HERE IS THE LINK TO THE WISHLIST POST:

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/181/need-one-time-help-to-make-car-payment/




PLEASE ALSO:

* Recommend this thread and keep it kicked for visibility;


* Please scan the Wishlist in general on a regular basis; some posts are simply asking for information. It's not always about money.

* ACKNOWLEDGE these courageous people who have made themselves vulnerable by asking for help. Please offer whatever support you can (information, advice, well wishes, financial or other support, etc.)

* Share Wishadoo! with others (online and in person)...your friends, loved ones, neighbors, co-workers, other networks and organizations; after all, the more who gather...



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ABOUT WISHADOO!:
Anyone is welcome to use the tools at Wishadoo, so long as the Terms of Service are adhered to (basically "play nice" and don't lie). Wishadoo! is a comprehensive portal providing tools, resources and inspiration to connect, help/be helped, and cultivate compassion, cooperation and authentic community in myriad ways, online and in our own "backyards." Wishadoo!'s tools have been designed to integrate and be of service to all sectors of community: individuals, neighborhoods, schools, organizations and businesses.

Any contributions to Wishadoo! itself go toward the cost of maintaining the site, NOT toward any Wishlist posts. That takes place one on one, between Wishadoo! members. If you are able to help with costs to keep the site going, I'd appreciate your generosity tremendously and will be forever indebted.
http://www.wishadoo.org/support-wishadoo/


MANY, MANY thanks to those who have already
helped support Wishadoo! in various ways!






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Reply ***HELP A DUER*** FINAL UPDATE...and THANK YOU! (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 OP
Myrina Jul 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #2
Arkansas Granny Jul 2013 #3
Trailrider1951 Jul 2013 #4
ohtransplant Jul 2013 #5
kickysnana Jul 2013 #6
kentauros Jul 2013 #7
Whisp Jul 2013 #8
Sienna86 Jul 2013 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #10
Cleita Jul 2013 #11
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 #12
NikolaC Jul 2013 #13
NJCher Jul 2013 #14
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 #15
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 #16
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 #17
kentauros Jul 2013 #18
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 #19
NikolaC Jul 2013 #20
Demo_Chris Jul 2013 #21
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 #22

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:54 AM

1. Kick & Rec

n/t

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Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:56 AM

2. Kicked & Recommended

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:56 AM

3. Done. K n R.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:18 AM

4. Thank you for arranging help for one of our DU family

OGR, you're such a peach!


K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:24 AM

5. K&R!! N/T

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Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:25 AM

6. Kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:34 AM

7. K & R!

I'll log in tonight, make a payment

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:48 AM

8. K&R. thanks for your good work, OGR. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:52 AM

9. Checking it out now. Thanks.

We are a community and I am glad to know that there is a way to extend a hand to others.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:27 AM

10. I am so glad I could help with this!

I hope others can help too...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:43 AM

11. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:55 AM

12. UPDATE for all you wonderful people!!!

Last edited Tue Jul 2, 2013, 02:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Duh, I updated in the OP but not here. Sorry about that:

10:55 AM EST UPDATE: I'm afraid I'm going to lose power any moment (torrential downpours here in Raleigh, NC). THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT WE'VE REACHED THE $500 GOAL -- and the immediate stressor of the car being turned off today has been taken care of. THANK YOU!!!!

Now, we all know a cushion helps. So, if you are able to do so comfortably and would like to donate even though we've reached the goal, please feel free to throughout the next day or two.




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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 11:01 AM

13. K&R

Thanks for the wonderful work that you do.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 11:25 AM

14. alternative to PayPal?

I can't donate much as I have no job myself this summer, but I can donate a little. I can't use Paypal as they messed up my credit card numbers so bad it can't be fixed.

Option? Snail mail check? You can PM me if you'd like with that info.


Cher

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Response to NJCher (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 11:27 AM

15. PMing now. :) n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 01:49 PM

16. Early afternoon kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 06:46 PM

17. Some people get upset when they miss these posts...

so I'm kicking for visibility.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 07:44 PM

18. And I'm kicking because I just donated :)

Okay, y'all's turn, everybody!

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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:37 AM

19. Wed. am kick, for visibility, for those who haven't yet seen this. n/t

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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 10:14 AM

20. Kicking Again For Visibility

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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 10:42 AM

21. kick

 

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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 05:49 PM

22. PLEASE SEE OP FOR UPDATE AND HUGE THANK YOU!!!! n/t

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