On December 22nd 2009, perclexed lost her home and most of her possessions in a house fire. She was homeless over Christmas. Thankfully the Red Cross were able to find her a hotel, but it didn't lessen the devastation of the event. After several stressful weeks and days, she managed to find an affordable apartment, only for her job to end six weeks later. She thought she'd be able to go back to it; this did not happen.
She's been unemployed ever since. She has a meeting with her former employer scheduled for tomorrow (Friday), but she half-expects him to cancel. Apparently he's prone to it. While he dithers, she exists in a state of financial crisis; her rent is due and her bank account is overdrawn and about to be closed, her bills are going unpaid. And, oh yeah, she has to eat, too.
I've watched her sell and sell and sell what few possessions she has left in order to buy herself more time. She's a knitter; she's sold her equipment, what wasn't ruined in the fire, and she still has things for sale here, if you'd care to take a look.
Make no mistake, this appeal is not a solution to her problems. This is about buying perclexed some time, another month to be exact, and fandom taking care of its own. perclexed is a long-time fangirl; I've known her since the early days of Smallville. She's helped other fangirls when they needed it; I trusted her with my money during that school library appeal a few years back and I had no cause to regret it. She's a wonderful woman, she's terrifically strong, but everybody has their limit.
1. The immediate target is $550 to cover her rent; anything over that is gravy. It would would be fantastic if we could get her overdraft fees paid off, too.
2. It will take $2000 to buy her that extra month of relative peace.
I think the usual way to do this is to set up some kind of auction or arrange all the money raised to go forward as one big gift, but we don't have time. If you can give anything at all, please send it direct to perclexed ...
perclexed at gmail dot com (Paypal email addy)
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