I’m not the kind of person to ask for help on the internet for money when I’m in times of need, but i was just kicked out of my house by my dad (who has honestly been very unstable for the past 2 years), and although I do have a place to go thankfully, I’m so incredibly broke its not…
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.
Gabby is a very good friend of mine and needs some serious help right now. If there’s anything you can give, please do. And spread the word.
It’s in the side description on my blog, if anyone is feeling charitable enough to donate towards my transition, I would really appreciate it!
hey dudes, Samlet is working towards his transition and if you have some spare money and are feeling so inclined, donating to it would be cool of you!
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I’ve seen a list circulating recently with the names of almost 200 of the Chibok 234, and after much thought and reflection I am now…
I’m raising money to help my daughter who’s in an expensive legal battle because she supports her transgender child. These funds are her best hope for keeping custody. Please help and spread the word
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I AM SCREAMING PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS AND DONATE EVEN IF IT’S JUST A DOLLAR OR TWO. PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE!
For the love of god reblog and help support this mother. she is doing nothing more than being an amazing parent and she may lose her child because of it. And lose them to an unsupportive, oppressive family that will harm them emotionally and mentally.
Needs $10,000 by the end of the day.
The right screencap from spongebob can get 100k notes in only hours, come on.
My doctor recently changed my medications and I can’t afford the copay. I have a donation button on my tumblr, even a dollar helps.
I don’t know where else to go so I’m going to first apologize for taking up your dash with this post
I’m a transgender girl that unfortunately lives in the wrong place. The close-minded south to be exact. I have to sneak out of the house just to dress the way I want because my parents would kick me out if they found out, just to be ridiculed and harassed by people around me.
I also can’t afford hrt and the long drive just to get it (there is literally nowhere around here to get it)
This is going to cost me astronomical amounts of money that I don’t have.
I can’t wait any longer. I’ve felt uncomfortable in my own body for far too long and I can’t take it anymore.
Sooo what can you do?
I have a donation button on my blog and I’m willing to do anything. promos, play games with you on xbox live/steam, perform skype puppet shows, send you cute cards in the mail, and anything you can think of.
If you can’t donate then please reblog this. <3
I want you to meet Dennis. He’s a huge lover of comics, (as you can tell from his awesome PJs!) And I recently found his story through Facebook.
He’s a 55 year old man, and he has a mental and physical disability, with terminal cancer. The doctors say he has about 6 months to live, so his close friends really want to make Christmas special for him this year, and the idea is to send him a Christmas card, with a picture of a superhero character that you cosplay, signed as that character.
If you want to contribute to this, or ask any questions related to this, then you can contact James Fipps on Facebook.
Now I don’t know these people, but I really wish I did. They seem to be wonderful people, and Dennis is such a strong person, I hope he has the best Christmas of his life this year!
Thank you for reading this, please do try and share this with all the Marvel & DC friends you have. Have a Super Christmas guys!
'the idea is to send him a Christmas card, with a picture of a superhero character that you cosplay, signed as that character'
That is amazing. I’m no cosplayer, but I know a bunch of you are! Dress up in your best for an awesome cause. *_*
I don’t have any comic-related cosplays at the mo, but I want to signal boost the frick frack out of this
If you cosplay a super hero you might want to contribute to this!
As you may have heard on the news, the Philippines was hit by a massive typhoon over the last two days. Manila, the capital, was largely spared— but Central VIsayas, a group of islands right at the storm’s path, was not. There are still no telecommunications options with some of the provinces and cities, such as Guiuan, Samar and Tacloban, Leyte. Looting has begun as people are desperate for food, water, and medicine. The death toll is at 1,200 initial estimate by the Philippine Red Cross, but is expected to go up in the coming days.
If you can give anything, please give some to the following organizations as we really need help:
Philippine Red Cross — via PayPal and UShare, currently on the ground for relief efforts and have been very good in the past couple of storms.
Global Giving - Web based, credit and debit cards accepted.
Ayala Foundation (Laging Handa) - for overseas donors
Caritas Philippines - Catholic Relief Services
UNICEF Philippines - Accepting online cash donations
British Red Cross - for residents of the UK
PH Residents: Please donate food, medicine, and water to the DSWD. Volunteers are needed to help repackage relief goods for delivery, so please check your local DSWD unit or University for relief drives that you could participate in. Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University will be holding relief drives and are always open for donations, so please give in-kind donations and take some time to help out!
Some pictures of the devastation from BBC can be found here.
If you have family and are looking for them, or if you are in the PH and have information about people, please check and update the following directories:
Send an SMS to:
2662999 (Globe subscribers)
4664999 (SMART subscribers)
22020999 (Sun subscribers)
with the message Search person-name.
Information can also be found in the #RescuePH #ReliefPH tag on Twitter and ProjectNOAH.
To give an overview about how bad it is: the gale speeds hit 230mph and wind speed at where the eyewall had sustained winds of 96mph before signal was lost at the station. To put that into perspective, the Concord take-off speed was 250mph.
We have some personal reports that entire villages in Antique province were flattened, and Tacloban airport is now just the runway. This wasn’t a rain-heavy storm and it moved at an incredible speed, so flashfloods and landslides weren’t so much the problem, but the winds were just terrifying and have caused so much damage to infrastructure and lives that we now have thousands upon thousands of displaced people who have no homes to return to.
Please spread and add-on any information you may have!! I will be updating this post with new information when possible.
PH residents: PAG-ASA is monitoring a new low-pressure area off Mindanao. It is likely to dissipate, but PAG-ASA is still watching closely.
Stay safe, everyone.
Update: AIR21 will be holding a relief drive until November 17. They will accept dried/canned food, blankets and clothes, and medicines. They will not be accepting monetary donations.
Update: Manuel Quezon III has a great page detailing all nationwide relief efforts. Please check it out.
- Photos collated by Buzzfeed…
- SMART Telecomms has a satellite link up to Tacloban and network restoration is in progress. It’s been going around that communications are horrible around Central Visayas because only 3% of all the cell towers survived.
- PHILIPPINE LA SALLIANS! There is a One La Salle Relief Drive on-going for Typhoon Yolanda Victims, Monetary and in-kind donations are welcome.
- PHILIPPINE ATENEANS: An Atenean call for donations has been released. Monetary and in-kind donations are welcome.
- PHILIPPINES: Cibo’s Margarita Fores is doing a relief drive starting November 18 onwards. Needed: rice, sardines or tuna in cans or tetra packs, corned beef or any meat in cans or tetra packs, 3-in-one coffee sachets, and instant noodles. Cash donations welcome. I can personally vouch for her as I know her and have seen her at work in relief drives for previous typhoons.
GMA-7 has some news and notes from survivors in Tacloban. Those looking for news on family in the area, please check.
A list of survivors as compiled by Leyte 1st District Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez can be found here.
Transmission line updates:
Masbate, Northern Samar, Samar, and Leyte: partially restored
Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo (except Carles, Ajuy, Barotac Viejo, Concepcion, Batad, San Dionisio, San Rafael, and Balasan): restored.
Eastern Samar, most of Leyte: No Communication.
Communications with Tacloban island being restored via Globe and Smart telecomm lines.
Bantayan Island, Cebu is completely isolated.
Capiz and Eastern Samar are badly damaged and have not received relief goods. Hospitals in Tacloban are running on over-capacity and looting has started. In Tacloban, only helicopters are permitted to land as the airport is gone.
Rundown on Rappler can be found here.
There are reports from Reuters that the death toll can go up to 10,000 (as reported by HuffPo). We are praying it does not.
Just got word that OCCUPY WALL STREET will be coordinating a relief drive ala Occupy Sandy Hook for victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. From a long-time Occupy Wall Street supporter, thank you so much, OWS. The coordination page can be found here.
Updated with missing persons search options via SMS. Please see above.
Philippine Amateur Radio: DX1PAR, http://par.org.ph
Please, please, please donate what you can. Any little bit will go a long way for my countrymen. Thank you for your kindness and your time.
UPDATE: PHILIPPINES HAS BEEN DECLARED AS IN A STATE OF NATIONAL CALAMITY.
Some areas of downtown Tacloban now have some telecommunications up. Philippine Airlines is now accepting cargo and freight delivery for emergency response and relief goods.
Capiz, Coron, and Eastern Samar are still isolated. Please keep signal boosting this!
As some of you may know, I am currently homeless. Last night and tonight I have stayed with other family members who were able to arrange for me, my son, and my dog to stay with them. Unfortunately, the kindnesses all stop tomorrow night. We will not have a floor to sleep on.
You all know that I do not ask for help lightly. It is something that I loathe doing because I feel like I do not deserve it. My emotions have been all over the place the last few days so I figure I needed to reach out and do something that could help me and my son.
I do not know any other tumblr-ites who live in Utah, but if you do, please boost this and maybe I will be able to find a floor again. Even boosting this would help immensely. What would really help me out is financial help. I have spoken to a few places as far as hiring me as a part time (so that I can continue to go to school) and also give me a roof over my head. What worries me about this is that I need to come up with first months rent, deposit and in some cases, last months rent on top of that which is looking to be about $1500 USD. Even if I got a job tomorrow, It would take at least 2 weeks to get some sort of money and even longer to save up enough to cover everything while covering expenses such as groceries and fuel.
I am sorry guys. I really did not want it to come to this but if you could please help us out I would be incredibly grateful. All my love to you.
If you do want to donate, my paypal email is email@example.com.
Hey guys Chelsy is one of my dearest friends and this situation is utterly bullshit. She and her son deserve so much better than this- if you can lend a hand at all by chipping in that’d be so appreciated, and if anyone is in Utah/knows people in Utah who’d be able to help, please let us know.
And at the very least, please signal boost.