Starting a new life
Organized by: Natalie Winkler
Gavin, Natalie and Leo, 24, 21 and 2 months old. We want to start a new life. This past year has been extremely difficult for us, being laid off more than once, having surgery and having a baby in the NICU it gets expensive and we just can't afford it. For the past few months one of my neighbors has been threatening my life. When I was pregnant she told me she would stab me in the stomach, she claimed she would beat my ass, I followed up with the police but nothing ever happened. Recently she tried to run me down with her car while I was on the side of the alley next to my house. This has gotten out of hand so we really need to move. We are having a rough time with moving expenses however. We found an apartment we love and would feel safe raising our child in that we can afford, but we need a little bit of money to get us into the door. We are already working as much as possible, my boyfriend works early mornings and I work day shifts so someone will always be with our 2 month old son because day care is another pricy thing. We would really appreciate the help. We just want to get out of North minneapolis and give our son a better life. We have until September 8th to raise the rest of the money we need or we will be homeless. We really need your help.