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Short Gap In Employment Left Me Short On Rent

My Story:

I am a single, young professional moving forward in my career for nonprofit management and arts advocacy. In my spare time, I love going to performances of all kinds where I can - operas, orchestras, and especially ballets. When I am not advocating for the arts, I love long distance running, cooking, and volunteering at the local homeless shelter.

The nature of the nonprofit industry's sometimes inconsistent revenue unfortunately creates an unstable environment at times. The company with which I recently worked was experiencing a great deal of financial and leadership strain. For reasons beyond my control, I had to leave my job at the company. While I have managed to find another job, there will be a gap in my paychecks for at least another month, making it very difficult to properly pay all of my bills - especially rent.

This funding will give me the assurance that I will be able to safely keep a roof over my head during my temporary financial strain. That, in turn, will also ensure that I can relax enough to finally begin healing from all of the stress-related health issues that I am still experiencing, and better focus on my new job.

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