Covid and Relocation Emergency

Covid and Relocation Emergency

From Piyush Garg

I am starting this fundraising campaign due to a series of events that happened in my life over the last 6 months. The amount I am raising will be used towards rent, education loans, living cost, selling off the car, set

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I am starting this fundraising campaign due to a series of events that happened in my life over the last 6 months. Believe me, I would not be taking this action if I had any other alternative.

To begin, my wife lost her job in the month of March (the very beginning of Covid crisis in USA). On top of that my company declared a pay cut of 30% for all the employees. Both I am my wife on an education loan, it is now getting increasingly difficult to manage our expenses in California (we are not allowed to work on multiple jobs as we are here on a non-immigrant visa).

To add to this, my status in the US will be expiring soon unless the extension process that was started by my company is approved (by 30 September). Having said that, I might have to move back to my home country or move to Canada soon. In both these cases, I would be moving out of the US around November, but I cannot work or draw a salary in US from 1 Oct if my visa is not approved.

This decision to move back to the country is very stressful especially in the Covid times as travel is very risky and the job situation is also not stable back in my country. I would also have to throw away most of my possessions here as selling them in the pandemic is not a safe option for either me or the buyer. I also have a huge negative balance on my car loan, and that is one very big expense I am facing when I leave this country.

It would be a really big help if you could help me out in any way possible to make this transition a little less stressful for me. My savings have taken a very huge hit over the last 6 months to a point where I have almost no money in my bank (except for my reduced salary). The amount I am raising will be used towards my rent, education loans, daily expenses, selling off the car, settling credit card debts, and buying a return ticket to my country for me and my wife.

Rent                                                           2500 (for 2 months)      =    5000

Utilities                                                        250 (for 2 months)      =      500

Car EMI                                                        450 (for 2 months)      =      900

Insurance                                                    250 (for 2 months)      =      500

Car Negative Balance                              9000                                =    9000

Monthly Expenses                                    1000 (for 2 months)      =    2000

Moving Costs                                            2500                               =    2500

Education Loans                             1250 + 750 (for 2 months)     =    4000

Credit Card Balances                                5000                               =    5000

Loan and Expenses while we look for Jobs back home. 5000    =    5000

Total                                                                                                   = 34,400

I thank you so much for your time in reading this message and I really really appreciate all your help in these difficult times.

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