Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blogging For A Cause: Asking For Some Of That Bloggy Love For My Big Bro

This has been extended for 3 more weeks

My Big Bro, whom I love dearly, has had a rough time of it lately. He had a good job as the Network Administrator for his local school district and worked in the rental office of his apartment complex to supplement his income. He lost both jobs within two weeks of each other. Kev is a former police officer and is a trained surgical technician, but just can't seem to find a job in any of his skilled areas. He is also an awesome web designer, but hasn't had much business with that lately, either. He has even tried getting a job at the fast food restaurants or retail, but he always gets told he is overqualified, which means "We aren't going to hire you, sorry". The economy sucks and he desperately wants to make his own way, but he keeps getting roadblocks thrown in front of him.

He just received a late rent notice today and has about two weeks to come up with his back rent or face eviction {He was supposed to have arrangements with his former boss/apartment manager, but the DM reneged on them}. He has always paid his own way, has never been on welfare or anything like it and is not at all proud about this turn of events.
If I had the money, his rent would be paid, but sadly, I do not. It absolutely breaks my heart to not be able to personally help my Brother. The thought of him becoming homeless and losing most of his possessions makes me cry. So I decided to do a bloggy fundraiser for him. My goal is to raise $1200 within two weeks, but anything will help him out.

So please, will you help out my Big Bro with a donation of any size? Or how about ordering a web design from him {contact me for details on how to order}? Then you will both win. He earns money by doing something he loves {He doesn't really like being a charity case} and you get an awesome new design. He lives in Alabama. I live in California, and there is no real family for us to ask to help him out. He is completely embarrassed by not being able to make it himself, but you know what? No one needs a hand out, but everybody could use a hand~up every once in a while. Please help if you can. If you can't donate, could you blog about it, post the donate button on your site or send out an email?
I would be forever grateful to you.
KSS Fundraiser
Blogging For A Cause:
Please Help My Big Bro


Andrea Proulx said...

I wish I had the money to donate right now, because I would. In the past my husband and I went through some really tough times. I got very depressd and it was so hard to get through day to day. But we did get through, somehow and someway. I will tweet this in hopes of helping him out.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Happy to help out hun!!

Please put the code up, so we can all post your button for him!

LadyStyx said...

You've inspired me to add a "Helping Hands" link to my sidebar. Right now when peeps click it comes to this particular entry. I hope it helps out some. Wish I could do more...


I cannot help right now financially...but I can post a post about your brother...and see if I can get some more people to read about him and possibly help out with a job offer...or monetarily....also...can you give me the info about the web design. I have a friend here in ALABAMA....who wants one.

Jo's Corner said...

I donated through PayPal. How I wish I could do more! He will be in my Prayers! And, Your husband, too! I don't even like to think of that day that we all must face. The loss of any family member is difficult, but esp. your Mother! Blessing from MN. Jo

Brea's Mommy said...

I just sent a little something. I know it is not much but I hope it helps. I didn't use the button, but just sent it too your email address instead. I just have a hang up about using paypal buttons please don't take it personal! Thanks for joining in show off your blog saturday sorry I dropped the ball and took a bit to visit!

LisaLisa said...

I just donated through paypal..I wish I could have given more but I'm hurting as well from the economy. I will keep him in prayer!!!

SonyaAnn said...

How much would he charge? I really need help with my blog I'm just a little broke but I can help!! Please contact me at
or at
This is really what I need!
If this doesn't work out, I'll still donate.
Much love and prayers!!!


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