I saw a post on Aji's blog this morning about a mutual friend and fellow Kossack, tonyahky, who needs a relatively small amount of financial help immediately and also to get her moved into her new place, which Aji's diary will make plain why. She's established a GoFundMe, asking for $5000 for the move, and if you can help with that, please do. But the immediate need is much smaller. She has a few bills that can be paid directly to the creditor, and she needs some gas and food. She's already received $100 that will pay for her housing application and the rental payment for her furniture so she's not sleeping on the floor. Her internet gets turned off tomorrow if she doesn't get that paid, so that is urgent; otherwise she can't tend to the crowdsource site she's established for fundraising, that GoFundMe.
Here's where we come in. To find out how to pay something for her, please e-mail Tonya directly at tonyahky [at] yahoo [dot] com. Her full name is Tonya Harris, and she's really ill. She's more ill than I was on dialysis, and that's saying something.
Aji will be posting a diary about the greater need on Sunday morning but I can't mind it and am asking for volunteers to mind it. THIS IS NOT A BLOGATHON. It will be this quickie by me and the one longer diary by Aji. We just want to point you to the crowdsource, get Tonya's truly immediate needs met today or tomorrow, and ask you to share the crowdsource with your friends. The longer diary will explain everything.
Thanks from me, chi miigwech from Aji, and a big sigh of relief from us both for anything you can do.
1:33 PM PT (Kitsap River): Two immediate needs: if someone can pay the $53 furniture bill (that's only for a week's rental! Robbery!) and get her a $50 AT&T prepaid phone card, she'll be able to use cash to ensure her Internet connection is not shut off tomorrow. Otherwise, she's not going to be able to get online to do things like job hunt; being ill got her fired, believe it or not.