My name is Craig D. Lindsey. I used to be a staff writer for the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. I got laid off in 2011, and I've been trying to get some steady work ever since. This past year has been quite rough on me. (For more, read here: http://unclecrizzle.tumblr.com/post/71659187292/so-this-year-sucked.) Quite frankly, I need all the help I can get.
What We Need & What You Get
To be honest, I just looking for enough money to pay my rent so I can be current on that end. I'm looking for at least $900, so I can turn it over to my landlord's "enforcer" by the end of the week. If you can help me out with this, there are several perks that I have for those who donate a hefty sum. But, really, any little bit helps.
This is my first time doing something like this, so I don't know how much this will impact you. Hopefully, it will impact me enough to not completely lose all hope. As I go into my fourth year of joblessness, with little to no prospects on the horizon, I've often felt I made a huge mistake choosing this line of work. I also feel I've made a bigger mistake moving to an area where there's not a lot of demand for my line of work. I don't have family here, so I don't even have that to fall back on. My friends try to help me out when they can, but they have their own troubles. I only ask if you can help me on this endeavor, and I will be eternally grateful.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't donate, please get the word out.