TSUNAMI UPDATE: Estimated arrival times
Tsunami warnings are now in effect for the coastal areas of British Columbia, Cape Decision and Alaska (85 miles south-east of Sitka). Warnings indicate that widespread coastal flooding, accompanied by powerful currents, is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.
ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES
Langara Island, British Columbia 9:16 PM GMT-07
Sitka, Alaska 8:42 PM GMT-08
Elfin Cove, Alaska 8:53 PM GMT-08
Alright guys, I’m in a bit of a problem here. Simply put, my family is currently in massive debt and we don’t know how we’re going to pay off all the expenses (taxes, bills, food, etc). My mom is the only one employed in a household of 7 people, and her job has been barely scraping us by these past few years. I haven’t really came out and told people much about our current financial problem, so here it is. Her job isn’t holding us up very well and so we’ve been borrowing money from various people. Long story short, our bank account is in the negatives (nearly 8000 dollars), we’ve sold everything valuable in our house, and we still owe the utility companies two months of money. On the two of us, my mom and I, we have 90 dollars in total. That’s enough for food for a few days, rationing if needed.
Our electricity, phone, etc will probably be cut off fairly soon. We don’t know how many days we have until our house and car get repossessed, but as of now, we’re broke and are probably going to end up on the streets very soon. I will probably sell off this laptop too for food money, but I’m still holding onto it for communication/paypal needs. I’ve currently been taking advantage of different areas with free wifi to still keep in contact with some friends and set up a paypal donation account.
That’s basically the short version of the story. I understand that many of you are also in financial problems and so if you cannot donate, it’s understandable. But if you can, please chip in a few dollars or so. I know it’s not possible to ask you guys to completely pull us out of all the debt, but even food money would be good. Please, any form of help, even a word or two, would be good at this stage. The donation button can be found at my blog or here. I know it sounds like a lot of money, but if we can reach $15,000 by July 30th that would be great. It would help our bank account get out of the negatives at least and we’ll have $7000 left to pay off some bills at the very least. The rest will probably be up to us, because I feel bad for asking for more. Thank you.
I’m reblogging this to change the amount. I talked to my mom today about all of this and she told me that after the $15,000 we would still end up completely broke because we are actually half a million dollars in debt from borrowing money from various people, failed investments, hospital bills, etc.. that’s why I’m bumping it up to $20,000 now. For those of you that think that this is a scam, I swear this is not a scam, we really are in need of some assistance. $20,000 isn’t going to do much with a half a million dollar debt but it’ll do something. I’m trying to find jobs and keep us out from being homeless, but one person can only do so much. Thank you all.
i donated and you should too