Sunday, November 21, 2021

Kickstarter or Go Fund Me


I am contemplating using the following file as my opening letter for a funding site to ask for help with my moving expenses. I am considering Kickstarter and Go Fund Me. If you have any suggestions please drop me a note. Should I or should I not do this.


What I am hoping to do is raise $2,500+ for my relocation to Boulder City, NV. so that I can finish my primary photography project and expand into other media projects. I am a 72-year-old retired over-the-road truck driver and I am a veteran. If I had the stamina I would still be working as a driver and would not need to ask for help. Boulder City, NV. lies just outside of the Las Vegas Valley. I am on the waiting list for an apartment at Quail Ridge Manor, Boulder City, NV. This is a beautiful and historic small town and Quail Ridge Manor is a beautiful little complex for low-income senior and disabled citizens. Following is an explanation of why I need help funding my move.

In April of 2019, I was living in Henderson, NV., and waiting on a low-income senior housing apartment complex in Boulder City, NV. to call me. I was on a waiting list for an apartment in this complex since May of 2017. While in the Las Vegas Valley I spent 2.5 years photographing the community parks, preserves, trails, memorials, monuments, and museums in and around the Las Vegas Valley. Since leaving the Las Vegas Valley I have spent much of my time editing and posting my photography work on a ( website and on my Adobe and Alamy  Stock photo sites. Completing this project is one of my reasons for returning to the Las Vegas Valley. But, I love the desert, and Boulder City is a beautiful small town that is close enough for me to do the work I am trying to do. It is also less than 40 miles from the Las Vegas VA Hospital, about 8 miles from a VA Clinic, and only 3 miles from an assisted-living center for veterans. 

In November of 2019, I returned to Oklahoma to care for an ailing sister. The Boulder City apartment complex called me in December of 2019. But, I stayed in Oklahoma to care for my sister and act as her Power of Attorney. My sister passed away in October of 2020. I filed the paperwork again with the Boulder City apartment complex and in April of 2021. I was #87 on their list. As of September 13, 2021, I am somewhere lower than #42.

In February of 2021, I completed my sister's legal matters and moved to the Las Vegas Valley. However, I was unsuccessful in finding a place to live in March and April and had to return to Oklahoma. I put my belongings in storage and spent almost 2 months living in my van while looking for a place to live with no success. I tried once again in September of 2021 to find a place to live in the Las Vegas Valley, but because of the COVID pandemic, the housing situation in Las Vegas is in turmoil, but slowly getting better. But, by this time I had become dehydrated and sick. And, I lost around 40 pounds. So, I began renting a bedroom and bathroom from my older sister in Clinton, OK. while deciding what to do. Because of prior failures to make my move my plan now is to stay in Oklahoma until Quail Ridge Manor has an opening for me. Below you will find a few links to websites that contain my photography work.

Thank you for reading this post. Please, if you have the time, let me know if you think applying for a Kickstarter or Go Fund Me project is advisable. 


Better World Media:

Adobe Stock:

Alamy Stock:

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