hi my name is Virág. the above picture is of my Mom and my two youngest siblings, Gracie and Haley. im an 18 yr old demigirl with clinically diagnosed social anxiety, chronic depression and PTSD. im not usually one to ask for help but im in DIRE need of it at the moment. i know this is very long post, but please, PLEASE read through it and help as much as you can, even if it’s just by reblogging to spead the word.
my family and i are $15k below the poverty line, which means that the amount of people in our household compared to our income ratio is 57.14% below the minimum and there are 8 people in my household - my 5 siblings, my mother, my grandmother and myself, as well as our dog and my two rats.
my mother pays for all our finances including rent, bills, clothing, pet food, school supplies etc. we get about $500 worth of foodstamps every month which is not nearly enough, and despite what so many
conservative middle-class republicans people seem to think, does not cover toiletries, household products and certainly not medicine or animal food or vacations (???). i cant even afford to buy masculine-presenting clothes for myself from a thrift store, which plays into my dysphoria. a small problem within this grandiose, chaotic shit-pit, but a problem nonetheless. i myself cannot get a job for various reasons.
im making this post because i literally dont know what else to do at this point. my mom busts her ass every single night CLEANING TOILETS IN THIRD SHIFT. she only sleeps about 5 hours each day and works overtime whenever she can. she feels an immense amount of guilt for not being able to spend much time with her children, as well as the pressure of not being able to provide sufficient living conditions for us. she also suffers from severe PTSD, the same way i do. i dont know how she deals with all of it.
her hard work amounts to nothing though, because her paycheck doesnt even cover rent, let alone other expenses. our landlord could literally knock on our door right now and say “hey get the fuck out” and we would have to go. and i havent even mentioned the fact that the house we live in is falling apart over our heads. our landlord refuses to fix broken and loose windows, water leakage, fallen ceilings which are dangerous because of debris and toxic mold, as well as a gas leakage in our basement. it’s fucking sick that little children have to live in these conditions and that there’s no more help or resources available to us. there’s really nothing i can think of that could help us out.
which is why i set up a gofundme page, where you can also read more about my situation. please, PLEASE donate if you have any spare money, even if its just $1 or $2. every single penny will be put into catching up with rent and bills. whatever extra we may have will be put aside for the purpose of moving out. i set the bar to $5000 because thats approx as much as we need to pay for everything i just mentioned. i know it seems like a lot but im positive that if the right people reblog this post, we could raise some, if not all of it. me and my family would be happy even for a fraction of that amount if it meant that we wouldnt starve to death, become homeless or have our electricity/water/gas cut off for one more month. if you cant donate, at least reblog this post. if you do donate, no matter the amount, i will promote you to 3.5k+ followers and also write you a handwritten letter that i’ll send out to you if you’re willing to give me your address. not a mindblowing reward, i know, but you will also have the sincere gratitude of my entire family (and also my pets; if you wont do it for us, do it for the dog).
thank you very much!