LD is stranded in NY; help us get him back on his feet!
A friend of mine recently found himself stranded with his mother and young brother in New York -- no job, no car, no money, no cell phone, and worst of all, no place to live. Being on the other side of the country, there isn't much I can do for him so I'm depending on the kindness of strangers to get him back on his feet. My goal of $2,500 is to help put them up in a hotel and keep his phone/internet bill paid long enough to find a job, or just to get him and his family home.
EDIT: The "Stranded in New York" fundraiser is linked to LD's Paypal account so we can help him even quicker now!
EDIT: Today I received a final text message from Larry, now that his cell phone service has been cancelled:
"Ok everyone this is the message I have been trying to avoid but I am out of options. So here goes. As most of u know I made a move at the first of the month back to ny. Well things went tits up from the start. We had car problems on the way up. We get that sorted and we get here only to find that the place we had secured to stay at decided that we couldn't stay there. So for the last 3 weeks now we have been trying our best to sort ourselves out. We contacted dss for emergency help and they turned us away. We have scratched and clawed to try and get things sorted and have failed. We have been now officially homeless for about three weeks now with no shower, no Internet to look for work, nothing. So all we want now is to get home or at least out of ny. So I ask all my friends to pull together and help us get out of new York and get to a place where we can help ourselves survive be it back in Texas or Indiana, but somewhere we can have a chance to survive because it isn't here. So please if u are willing to help me my mom and 14yr old brother get away and have a chance at life please let me know. I know times are tough for everyone but I hope someone of u guys can help out as we are homeless now and living in my car that is out of gas. Thank you."
EDIT: The goal has been changed from $2,500 to $1,200. At this point we're just trying to get Larry home. He still doesn't have a place to stay once he's here, but he'll be around friends and it will be a lot easier to help him and his family out.