I'm a journalist who just lost my job in D.C. with a small boutique news outlet due to budget cuts. But, quickly I've been offered an opportunity with a major news agency. I need help with moving and car expenses.
I am a journalist that finds myself at an exciting yet challenging crossroads in my career. For the past 6 years, I’ve been working in our Nation’s Capitol, Washington, D.C. I’ve covered events from White House Press Briefings, to BLM protests, to January 6th.
I'm a passionate journalist who recently lost my job in Washington, D.C. with a small boutique news outlet due to budget cuts. But, the silver lining is that I've been offered a wonderful opportunity with a major news agency in a major city in the Midwest.
While I'm thrilled about this career move, I face a daunting financial hurdle: moving expenses and a car down payment.
I've applied for multiple personal loans to cover the costs of relocating and securing a new life in a different city, but the reality of the journalism industry is that it often doesn't provide the most substantial salaries.
My credit score, as a result, isn't high enough to qualify for the loans I desperately need. In Washington, D.C., I didn't need one, but in my new city in the Midwest, reliable transportation is a necessity.
I am humbly asking for your support to help me raise $10,000 which will cover the costs of moving, securing a new place to live, settling into the Midwest, and getting a reliable car to kickstart my life there.
I firmly believe in the power of journalism to make a positive impact on society, and I'm determined to contribute to this field. Your support will enable me to focus on excelling in my new role, providing the community with quality news coverage, and achieving my aspirations.
Thank you for being a part of my journey and for believing in the power of journalism. Your support will not only help me achieve my dreams but also contribute to a more informed world through the stories I will share.
With heartfelt gratitude,
P.S. - When covering the news, you tend to get people who try to stalk and harass you. If you’d like to follow my work, shoot me your email and I’ll send you one back to keep you updated on my journalism journey!
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$1,450 ----- Moving Truck
$200 -------- Gas
$1,300 ----- Security Deposit (Studio Apt)
$1,300 ----- 1st Month Rent
$150 -------- Renters Insurance
$4k - $5k -- Car Down Payment (to keep payments low)
~$600 ------ Food/Miscellaneous/Emergency