A good long time friend of mine is homeless and living in and out of a motel room. He relies almost entirely on donations day to day, and on nights that he cannot afford a room, he has no choice but to sleep out in the cold and exposed to the corona virus. He is disabled and immunocompromised, and already recovering from another illness, as well as has underlying conditions that would make catching it an almost certain death sentence for him.
He has been homeless since last December. He previously stayed in a homeless shelter for a while, but suffered so much neglect and abuse there that he ended up having no choice but to leave.
I also know that he has two small dogs with him, Gizmo and Chewy. They have been with him and need the help just as much as he does.
I have known him for close to 5 years now and I know for a fact that he absolutely deserves the help. I help him whenever I can by donating around $20 to either buy him food or to go towards his motel room fee, but I am usually not able to do this more than a few times a month at most, since I myself am merely a part-time McDonalds employee and can really only afford to spare money about once or twice a paycheck, depending on how many hours I got that week.
The other friends he is able to get help from are limited, since some people have had falling outs with him or do not trust him, due to an outside source slandering him during all of this.
He also was not able to get a tax refund this year, since he already gets SSI, and is therefore disqualified from receiving them. I pray for his safety all the time because it is always a roll of the dice on whether or not he will be able to get enough money each night to spend it in the motel room instead of in the streets. And his state’s governor also recently made it illegal for anyone in motel rooms to go outside except in cases of emergency, further complicating his situation.
His nightly motel room fee is 73 dollars, and apart from that he needs money for food for himself and his two small dogs. If anyone is able and willing to help by contributing any amount, it will be much appreciated. Thank y’all so much and God bless.