Our good Twitter pal @PepiSmartDog's mom contacted M a couple of weeks ago asking if M would set up a chip-in for @TomCatSamuari to help with moving expenses. Pepi's mom can't do it because she lives in Australia, and the family would lose some of the money collected due to the exchange range between Australia and the US.
We agreed to do it for Pepi, and after hearing his story, for @TomcatSamuari and his family. They clearly need the help.
PepiSmartDog's Blog Pepi's mom is in contact daily with TomCatSamurai. If you still have questions, please DM @PepiSmartDog on Twitter, and she'll be happy to answer all of them for you.
The chip-in will be a temporary band aide to help them with moving expenses and necessary deposits for first/last month rent and security deposit. There is a group of elves who are also working on ways of finding long-term help for them, such as finding an Advocate to help him try again for Social Security Disability. His doctors have said he can't work, but Social Security denied his request. As most of us know, usually you have to fight your way thru this in order to finally be approved. It can take months and sometimes years.
The Chip-In widget is in the side bar of my blog. If you can contribute, Tomcat and his family will greatly appreciate it.