Organized by: NA Chu
With sincere heart, I am asking you to donate $20 to reach a sum of $670, in order to help a person that I met in Oahu, Hawaii.
Her name is Julie. She earned a Ph.D. with focus on Neuro Science in 2011, but soon was diagnosed with Spinal Cord Injury, became a quadriplegic. Will prescription drugs, she is able to still participate actively in society for a few hours a day. She has lost most feedback from her legs and can hardly make herself understandable due to speech impairment. She is all by herself, without family or friends near or far to help her. The government is helping with Medicaid, Food Stamp, and Social Security Supplemental Income worth $733 a month.
Julie continues to put in a few hours of work each day, but her condition makes it increasingly untenable. She does not qualify for the Social Security Disability Income because not enough SS tax money was withheld by her employer.
Presently, she is being evicted from her current place of residence and is trying to move to a room in the area (in Manoa, Oahu, Hawaii) that rents for $670 a month. She asked me to call up the charity organizations in the local area to help with the security deposit which is to be paid together with her first month rent, due August 1. I have called more than a dozen agencies, but after leaving several messages at each, could only wait helplessly. I still hope that my phone will ring, but am anxious that help may come too late and Julie would end up on the street or suffer in some temporary shelter.
This website Help Julie was set up to facilitate raising fund to help Julie with the security deposit. With a compassionate heart, please consider helping; it should take a few moments to fill out some optional information and to click a button to contribute money via VISA or some other credit card, in the amount of five, ten. If you can contribute $25, it would be best. Money is deposited into an account by this service "WePay". An amount of 3% of the total will be deducted to pay for WePay service and the rest deposited into my personal account. My friend Lê Dũng, (a member of the Compassionate Society Services East csseast.org) has agreed to work with me, to look over my shoulder, to make sure that all is well managed for this particular mission. Dũng and I will arrange to send the available amount from the donations to Julie or to the landlord. If we collect more than the goal, all will also be given to Julie. We will keep those concerned with how things turn out.
Our Viet tradition rarely sees anyone in trouble to be left to struggle all alone without help from friends, family, neighbors. Hopefully, once Julie is settled with a place to stay that is within her budget, long term help from the government such as the Section 8 (to help pay for rent, long term) could be arranged. In the state of Hawaii, the waitlist is opened for a week once or twice a year, and it takes two to fiver years before a person can be qualified and get help. Wishing you a great day,
Chử Nhị Anh