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Help Alex Jeffers Get Back on His Feet

Organized by: Steve Berman

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Steve Berman via Crowdrise
July 02, 2014

A review of Alex's award-winning book was posted at the Lambda Literary site: http://bit.ly/1m9u4Vz See More

EVENT DATE Jul 14, 2014

THE STORY:

Alex Jeffers has been living at a subsistence-level for several years now. A talented author and graphic designer, his clinical depression and agoraphobia have made it extremely difficult for him to leave his small studio apartment in Rhode Island to find work. The depression also makes him reluctant to seek out benefits from social services. He has made several open declarations about harming himself and has been hospitalized after the police arrived at his last wellness check.

It is this crowd-fundraising goal to provide a sum of money that will enable Alex to stabilize his life: money to pay for a family member or good friend to spend time in Rhode Island and convince Alex to enroll for Mental Illness and Social Security Disability and other services; to cover his past due utilities and rent; and provide him with food.

Update: Alex has been released from the hospital and is now medicated. But to ensure his health he needs to stay on medication. Power to his apartment will not be restored until Tuesday, the 8th. His mood is positive, though, and he realizes he is not alone in the world. Also, he wants to get better. A donation, even a small amount, will be a helping hand to this man.

Who am I? My name is Steve Berman. I am both a friend of Alex's and have employed his freelance skills and published his books. I wish I could afford to keep Alex as a full-time employee but my press is a small one and so his income from us is sporadic. Btw, Lethe Press does not keep a dime of revenue on any of Alex's writing--we offer him a 100% royalty rate.

$5,680

 

95% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John Schoffstall

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John Mantooth

    $20

  • Ted Cornwell

     

  • Craig Gidney

    $30

  • Damon Shaw

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Sacchi Green

    $100

  • Sean Eads

    $50

  • Steve Berman

    $100

  • Matthew Cheney

     

  • Jim Tushsinki

    $50

  • Will Ludwigsen

    $30

  • Livia Llewellyn

    $100

  • W. Stephen Breedlove

    $50

  • Nathan Burgoine

    $100

  • Richard Bowes

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • claire humphrey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sandra McDonald

    $40

  • Lloyd A. Meeker

    $25

  • D. L. King

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Casey Fiesler

    $30

  • Jonathan Harper

    $100

  • Karen S. H.

    $50

  • N Beranek

    $20

  • Sean Gold

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeff Mann

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chris Herrmann

    $22

  • Ann Laird

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Julie C. Day

    $20

  • Thomas Keith

    $50

  • Dale Chase

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Richard Berman

    $50

  • Jeff Shaumeyer / Jay Neal

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Wayne Courtois & Ralph Seligman

    $50

  • Kip Dollar

    $200

  • Guy Mark Foster

    $50

  • Toby Johnson

    $200

  • Cecilia Tan

    $25

  • William Coleman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Andrew Hatchell

    $15

  • Joey Shoji

    $50

  • Lois Mason

    $50

  • James K. Moran

    $50

  • Gordon

    $100

  • Paul Ingram

    $50

  • Kevin & Vince

    $150

  • Candy Lovegrove

    $50

  • Peter McKie

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chuck

    $25

  • Jeff Leavell

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan Stone

    $25

  • Ken Ingram

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jack & Mike

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hilcia

    $50

  • Indie Reviews

    $100

  • Jeffrey Ricker

    $10

  • Rob Byrnes

    $100

  • Andrew Hatchell

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • George Huber

    $100

  • Nick Mamatas

     

  • Ben McFall

    $25

  • Ann Leckie

     

  • Anthony Cardno

    $50

  • James Powers-Black

    $25

  • Mark R. Probst

     

  • Vinton McCabe

    $50

  • Edmund White

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • George Seaton

    $25

  • Yumi Webster

     

  • Hal Duncan

     

  • Karen Ayers

    $100

  • R. I. Merey

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alex & Noel J

    $50

  • TC

    $10

  • Connie Wilkins

    $25

  • Jim Elledge

    $50

  • Robert Levy

    $25

  • Paul Russell

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Damon Shaw

    $50

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Organized by

Steve Berman

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,680 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Steve Berman

Amount Raised

$5,183

 

86% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Nathan Burgoine

Amount Raised

$220

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Lee Thomas

Amount Raised

$100

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Sacchi Green

Amount Raised

$75

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Craig Gidney

Amount Raised

$52

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Lois Mason

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Damon Shaw

Damon Shaw

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Paul Russell

Paul Russell

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Robert Levy

Robert Levy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jim Elledge

Jim Elledge

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Connie Wilkins

Connie Wilkins

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

TC

TC

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Alex & Noel J

Alex & Noel J

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

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