|| Oakland, CA || Submitted: 2020-04-06
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
Please allow me to extend my deepest gratitude for your recent donation. Your generosity will allow me to pay my rent for one additional month. This will help me as I try to find another source of income, and possibly a new line of work, as COVID-19 may ultimately force me to end my 20 year career as a corporate event photographer. Every little bit helps at this challenging time. At a time that has had moments of darkness, the kindness of strangers like yourself is a ray of light. Thank you.
Coronavirus: Professional Photographer Needs Help With Rent
I am a single female, age 45. I live alone and work full time as a professional event photographer. My dad was a photographer, and despite this career not providing a lot of financial luxury, I am grateful that I am able to be creative in my daily life. Up until a couple years ago, I was a mom to my dog- a gentle pug I rescued from a very violent upbringing. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, animals, music, and volunteering for organizations that help the elderly, homeless and abused animals.
As a photographer, I do just ok. I usually get enough to survive and put a tiny bit towards a retirement account. My career involved event photography, which means I solely work in close quarters with 100-5,000+ people. Because of COVID-19, all of my bookings/contracts canceled or disappeared as of mid-February, leaving me with no income. I'm currently paying my bills from money I am making selling belongings, and selling hand made soap I made earlier in the year. I need Modest Needs help paying for one month worth of rent.
This funding will help keep a roof over my head while I explore other sources of income and (hopefully) receive the national economic stimulus. It will help calm relations with my landlord, which is a source of great stress for me. I've been having nightmares/trouble sleeping, and feeling bouts of anxiety and fear for last few weeks about my income disappearing and general fear of COVID-19. I'm usually very independent and self sufficient, and I'm realizing now I don't have a network of family or friends I can ask for help.
As of 2020-06-28, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.
Application Status Update: On 2020-07-01, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,755.00 to Pn De Leo Apartments on behalf of this deserving individual.