A good friend of mine was recently involved in a fire, and while she, her family, and pets are now safe, she has lost almost everything and could use some help! While waiting to get the insurance company to reply, we can help support just immediate daily expenses such as public transportation, f…
So I know I haven’t really talked about it on tumblr beyond a few instagram posts and a couple text posts but here’s my situation right now:
Sunday at approximately 4:40 my room caught on fire. Since my room is on the second floor and the fact that the firefighters had to essentially flood my room, water slipped into my parents room and living room thus essentially making my house uninhabitable. My room is completely destroyed- I’ve managed to rescue a couple of things but a lot of the things I’ve cultivated over the years are gone.
Because the firefighters had to break down the windows, last night my uncle’s company boarded up our house, so there’s no ventilation whatsoever. The house is completely damp, humid, and it’s highly likely there will be mold forming soon.
We were extremely lucky- beyond the fish in my room and possibly the fish downstairs, we got everyone and our cats out of the house. My mom managed to contact our insurance this morning and my dad told us that tomorrow we’re transferring to a hotel not too far away until the insurance company finds us another place to stay.
However right now, we are broke. I mean my parents have a bit of money but my mom’s check from last month never arrived because of some complications in the office and my dad gets paid per job he does- sometimes he doesn’t work for a week or more since the jobs vary. Currently they’re both returning back to work but we need whatever help we can get.
My point in the end is that a friend of mine set up a gofundme and I would sincerely appreciate it if anyone who has a bit of money to spare can help out or if you just signal boost it would be amazing. I can’t do anything to give back but i will post pictures and the such to update everyone on our situation. My tumblr tag for this is house fire and I just went back and tagged anything relating to what happened.
Firstly: thank you so much to everyone who has donated and signal boosted!! It literally cheers me up every time I see that the message has spread a bit.
Secondly: This is our situtation right now.
We have moved into a hotel- our insurance has covered it and will continue to cover it until they find us a place to stay. They found us a hotel that is pet friendly and our cats are settling in pretty well all things considering. They’re trying to find us a semi-permanent place to stay by Saturday but if not they’ll continue to pay our hotel.
Tomorrow morning, me and my parents are going to talk with the inspector (i believe that’s who it is anyway) and start taking out the things that survived the fire/water damage and move them into a storage unit.
Outside of our house damages, due to the fact that my room is gone, I have next to nothing of clothing. I have a bit of clothes that survived from sheer dumb luck, but otherwise I have nothing. I have no shoes either- I’ve had to borrow my dad’s sneakers for the last few days.
My dad is also lacking some clothes but between him and my brother they’re able to scrounge up stuff to wear. My mom was fortunate that she never unpacked from her trip to Canada and thus she has clothes to wear and to lend me.
The money donated will be going to help us recover those losses- it might not seem like much but my parents don’t have much money and while the insurance will pay us back for whatever we spend to recover what we lost, it’ll take them a while to send us that money.
I hate having to ask for donations, and I hate that this happened, but please please if possible, help us out if you can.
Help out Gabby, she is a super sweetheart! ;A;
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This past weekend, my best friend’s big sister got into a terrible accident. Her front tire blew out, causing her to lose control of her car and flip several times. She has brain and spinal cord injuries, among other things, and is breathing with help from a respirator.
Savannah is a kind heart, and so strong. Each day she’s getting better an improving. She’s gradually starting to respond to doctors commands. Last night her sister asked her to squeeze her hand if she knew who she was and that she was there for her and Savannah nearly cut off the circulation in her hand because she squeezed it so hard. So far, she hasn’t been able to move her legs or wiggle her toes. She has some sensation in her left leg, so we have hope she will walk again, but only time will tell.
Savannah will be going through surgery on her back tomorrow, and would really appreciate donations to help pay for her medical expenses. They have already reached over $1,000 of their $10,000 goal. If you could do anything to help Savannah, her sister, and her mother it would be so appreciated! Please consider donating to her cause!
Hey everyone. I just got this vulture in. Haven’t done an exam on him yet (waiting on an extra pair of hands) but it sounds like he was grounded in a neighborhood in Greenville for about 5 days. He will most likely require care from someone who knows more about vultures. The problem is, we cannot afford to transport this guy right now. We need help! Many of you know that we do this work voluntarily and pay for everything out of pocket. If you can, please consider donating to our rescue! This vulture really needs your help! You can donate any amount of money through Paypal, to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org!
If all of my followers donated just 50 cents it would be more than enough to pay for this bird to get the help he needs! Please donate!
Thank you to everyone who reblogged!
Unfortunately we have still only received $3 to help this guy out!
This is not enough to get the vulture the care he needs! Please help!
I was finally able to do an examination on him and discovered a compound fracture in his left wing elbow joint. This is a serious injury - especially since it is 5 days old now, and he is severely emaciated because of it!
Listen guys, I know it isn’t the usual ‘cute’ animal that is fun to reblog and support. Like a kitten or a dog. But every animal deserves a happy, healthy live. this guy is suffering with pain and starvation and he needs help.
Reblog and donate if you can. It won’t even take that much.
sick & tired of making this post but me and my roommate are gonna be homeless unless we come up w/ $2000 (rent for july and august) asap. this isnt even looking at bills (electricity, gas, internet, phones) or groceries (which we just collectively overdrafted to pay for)
this is what our bank accts look like atm:
(parentheses is negative for y’all who don’t know)
we both have $9/hr part time jobs and are seeking further employment, but that’s not gonna be enough b/c in 2 months, they are not gonna renew the lease with us and having enough to pay rent and backrent would at least give us time to look for a place to stay
i hate being up front abt these issues but this is honestly taking a huge toll on my mental health and hers
if u can donate anything my paypal email is email@example.com
HEY! Do you like YARN? Do you like HELPING ZETSUBOOTY BUY FOOD? Do you like being able to respond to compliments on your FABULOUS KNITTED ITEMS with “thx bro, my friend spun this AMAZING LACEWEIGHT YARN with their VERY OWN HANDS”? Well! Have I got something for you!
But! Most of what I’ve got is still just roving, which makes the selling part a lil difficult, and I am hella broke RIGHT NOW (there’s like $1.30 in my bank account and I can’t pay rent. Ah hahahaha *cries*), so I was wondering: would anyone be willing to do this up commission-style?
I’m terrible at pricing things, and I know most of y’all are prolly broke too, so I’m 100% willing to negotiate prices or sell in lots. (Then again, if you feel like you can give me more, um, WOW, that would be really nice.)
What I have:
- My absolute favourite fibre to spin, a silk-merino blend that is CRAZY soft and comes in these gorgeous colour blends. (The purple is spoken for, but it’s what’s on my spindle rn, and I can always get more!) I have app. 50g/2oz of each, priced $18 CA/50g skein (16.50 US).
- Bright, cheery Corriedale! I have a lot of different colours, and could do a variegated yarn, if you want. Would be great for felting projects! Priced $12 CA/50g skein. ($11 US)
- Local alpaca in a gorgeous natural dove grey. Alpaca is my favourite fibre for knitting-it’s very lanolin-y (or alpaca-lin-y??), and so it’s great for outerwear that you need to shed water. It’s also soft as kitten dreams. Really squooshy kittens. I have app. 100g/4 oz. of this stuff, priced $16 CA/50g skein ($15 US).
- (Not pictured) local white merino fibre I’d love to dye a colour of your choosing! I have app. 125g/5oz. of this, priced $18 CA/50g skein ($16.50 US).
- I also have some sparkly business that can be blended in with any fibres—can be quite subtle and pretty, OR we can go crazy. Add one dollar to the price of any skein.
So yeah! If you, or anyone you know, might want some of this, please consider buying some. I have Paypal, and also a lot of gratitude. And! All of this is stuff I can get more of, so if there’s something you like, but would want to buy more of, lemme know!
If anybody wants yarn spun on commission - here’s zetsubooty.
also broke but dem spindles
*rebloggeds for her friends what might be of the roving-and-spinning persuasion*
Signal boost/reblogging for future reference! I do a lot of felting with corriedale and merino so this might be handy when i run low on stock
“Long Island… we have a mission for you. The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter is overcrowded.
This is not the shelter staff’s fault, they are amazing and work hard… this is the fault of irresponsible owners not caring to claim their pets.
There are amazing dogs at this shelter. Please…. go there… save a life.
Anyone who adopts from The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter has our support 100%. We will help with training and support. Any rescue that pulls we will also assist however we can. We will pull any dog someone is willing to foster.
A shelter in Texas had over 100 dogs adopted in 1 day.
I know we can do this Long Island…. we just have to work together.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with a Brookhaven dog.”
Please save a pet
I’m clearing out some things and put up my small collection of eyes up on ebay.
I used to use these for an animal anatomy workshop that I helped teach in grad school, but these haven’t been useful in years, so it’s time to find them another home.
Just wanna pass this around again.
I have a lot of stuff like this that I’d really like to get rid up and raise some funds for future projects, so in a couple weeks, I wanna try doing a garage sale to get things cleared out.
hey I’m penn. I’m a 16 year old agender artist and lately my body dysphoria has been slowly increasing as school has started back up, as now I’m not the only one to see my body. The binder a friend sent me when I was a freshman is now too small and has finally ripped. It’s essentially dead :( It was the only one I had.
I would open commissions to pay for a new one, but that would involve my parents, and there’s no way they’d let me buy a binder anyway, if I didn’t inadvertently out myself to them first. so instead I thought I’d open up an art trade-type-thingy. I’m offering up my art services to anyone who has a medium or large binder and is willing to buy/send me one in exchange for a piece(s) of art of their choice.
my art tag is here for anyone willing to do this. please shoot me an ask/fanmail if you’re interested, and we can discuss details further. It would mean a lot and help reduce a lot of stress in my life. please signal boost this if you can.
Posting this so I don’t lose track of what I’ve got to work on. Also limiting myself to only a few open slots so I don’t get overwhelmed. I’ll update this if/when I get more. If you’re interested in commissioning me please check my ToS and price lists here before contacting me, thanks. <3
1.) acteon-carolsfeld - OC group pic / *paid*
Commission this wonderful artist for the most adorable sketches ever! O//w//O
I’m attempting to gather funds to take a sculpting class with Jordu Schell and to maybe nab a ECCC table. So I’m offering an etsy coupon that is good for 10% off at my shop. It lasts until next monday. Prints of everything you see here are available along with many others (including the entire ‘Yzma is Best Princess’ series).
Just enter this code upon checkout: ERMAGHERD10
Here’s the link to the store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/charamath
I’d appreciate any help spreading the word (class or not, I still have bills. lol ). Thank you!
*please don’t remove my text/source. Thank you very much!
The Alex Milne workshop was really insightful.
As funny as this little thing is no he did not and I hope people are actually smart enough to realize that.
But reading the overall reactions worries me a little. Please DON’T be weird creeps and go ask him about this.
His (real) workshop was really cute. And this was done after he left the room.