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I'm Currently Homeless Because

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December 11, 2016

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BENEFITING:

EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2016

Sherry Lantrip

THE STORY:

I've been homeless since the 22nd of August after selling my only home. 
My husband passed away early 2014, I was heart broken yet again in less than 16 years as I had lost my first husband in 1998 as well. To many memories were in my home and I needed to get away from all the death that surrounded me. So I started looking for land to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning lots of land an raising horses.I found the land. I was buying a huge piece of land 53.24 acres in Sierra Blanca to save our wild american mustangs and burros from the slaughter pipes line. I sold my home taking a $30k + loss after putting $10k into it to make it more appealing, just to move to my new land to start saving horses. I rented a haul trailer and hit the road. 
Upon arriving for the third time still not being able to locate this land by the latitude and longitude info supplied to me buy the seller, I headed to El Paso, placed my belongings in storage, and headed to CA to visit my daughter and grandchildren for a week. Time was up after my daughter tried to find the land on her devices and still nothing, coming up empty handed so I headed back making this my forth trip to locate this land. After driving the road it was to be off of for several miles I turned back around and headed back into town. Spent the night trying to get some rest, and the next day I finally was able to get a hold of the seller via text. He would not make arrangements to come show me where this property was or have someone else show me the land. I was so upset and disgusted I headed back to TN even though I had no home to return to this time. All I had was family and friends. 
After almost two months of texting the seller I finally got him to agree to swap the large property for something I did find he had for sale. On the 1st of Nov. 2016 I received the deed in the mail. On the 21st of Nov 2016 I loaded up a trailer I had purchased and hit the road to live on this new land. After a day and night long drive my dog and I arrived. We had gone to a portable building lot put a 2 month payment down to have this building delivered to the new property. When we finally got to the property I found that the property had a 90 degree or so slope on the backside of the lot which was not disclosed in the original listing of the property. 
The original listing also stated it was over half at .63 acres. So due to the slope I had to see just where my property line ended to still have this building placed. I went to the county website and pulled all records and found the property to contained only .3224 acres. with the measurements he had listed on the original sales post it should have been the .63 acres, but he lied yet again. Now I was totally distraught and didn't know what I was going to do, selling my only real home i've had for 17 years and being totally homeless with my dog. With all my money tied up in now two pieces of property my dog and I are forced to live in our truck on the road parking wherever we can find a safe place to park to spend the nights. 
It's getting colder out at night so am having to crank up the truck to heat the cab and then turn it off. In doing this my motor has started ticking. which means I have a big problem and taking a chance of throwing a rod through the motor. If this happens before I can find a new place to rent and plant our feet firmly on the ground, we (my dog and I) will not only be homeless but we won't have a roof over our heads. I don't have the funds to fix my truck, to buy new land, or even place a deposit down for a rental (who wants to rent to someone with a pet). I'm fixin on turning 55 soon, which is the start of my golden years and yet I see no light at the end of the tunnel.
I don't ask for much and don't like hand outs. But this is all I have left is to beg from people like yourself, that may understand what I am going through and have a heart to help someone so foolish as I have been. To fall prey to scum like the guy whom has done me wrong not once but twice now. Believe me I'd rather be in the ground next to both my late husbands than to do this, but I am so far away from them my children won't be able to afford to have my body transported back to TN. Please if there is ever a need for anything this is the one. Help Me See That There Is Still Good God Fearing People In This World.

$680

MONEY RAISED
  • KEVIN McDaniels

    $30

  • Jackie Smyth

    $500

  • Kathy Evans

    $150

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Donor Comments

Kathy Evans

Kathy Evans

DONATION: $150

10 months ago

Jackie Smyth

Jackie Smyth

DONATION: $500

10 months ago

KEVIN McDaniels

KEVIN McDaniels

DONATION: $30

10 months ago