Melanie Follow-Up!

The GoFundMe program, while a very good resource for raising financial support, has been abused a number of times. Human nature being what it is, there will no doubt be other examples of financial exploitation using GoFundMe.

I was expecting (and received) a number of questions about Melanie’s circumstances and, rather than reply in detail individually, I thought it prudent to answer them here so that everybody gets a clear picture of her situation.

A number of you have commentedΒ  on her lack of internet, which is so important today.Β  The problem is that even with a very basic internet plan, a monthly financial obligation is involved. Melanie will not commit to anything like that unless she is certain that she can meet such obligations. The same rationale has dictated that she has no credit cards. On a positive note, this means that she has no debt, but it does dictate that she plans very carefully, especially as general living costs are always creeping upwards!

As an aside, and for my more recent Followers, the poem below was written by Melanie and reflects her personality perfectly!

As for her work prospects? Because she is receiving financial assistance, efforts are being made to find a position for her. Her circumstances changed not too long ago, as the part time work she had with a local church was terminated. This GoFundMe project will hopefully fill the financial void until such time as a suitable position becomes available.

Finally, I would like to offer my personal thanks for all the re-blogging; all the support; and the donations that have been made. In my experience, the Blogging community has always been so supportive, but while this situation is a little bit different, the support has not wavered. Thank you so much everybody.Β  πŸ™‚

10 thoughts on “Melanie Follow-Up!

  1. I truly wish my own circumstances were different, but I can’t really spare even $5 until more than a few things resolve for me. I DID, however, take the time to share on Facebook with the following intro:
    Fighting hard and helping others greatly, the daughter of a friend of mine is now trying desperately to hold on to her small apartment (having already jettisoned *all* extras may of us don’t even think about). Even if you can’t help financially, please take a moment to jump over to the GoFundMe her parents set up. It will help keep the site visible and increase her chances. THANKS.
    Praying for ALL of us in need.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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