food, clothes, transportation
I'm originally from New Zealand but have been living in the Bay for the last 7 years. I have a disability- I'm paraplegic, and I'm homeless and currently living in a shelter. I'm hoping to use HandUp to help with rental assistance, as I'm seeking housing, and technical assistance, in the form of a small laptop, so I can communicate with family back home and access resources that are available for me related to work and financial support.
Since becoming disabled, I've developed a passion for physically integrated dance, which is a contemporary modern style that combines people with and without physical disabilities. I've toured many of the states. I was the first disabled New Zealander to be awarded the Isadora Duncan Dance Award.
UPDATE: Rodney was able to use his HandUp donations to get a small notebook laptop. Thanks!
UPDATE: Rodney has been placed in stabilization housing! He would like to use the funds to maintain health, housing and get employment. Message from him:"I am very grateful for your support." www.dandeliondancetheater.org.
people are homeless
people live on the street
haven't had a home for 1 or more years
have no source of income (public or private)