Mother's Day ruined...I need a place for my family to live

Mother's Day ruined...I need a place for my family to live

From Mari Lee

I am writing this today, Mother’s Day 2018. Today the father of my daughter has informed me his is evicting me from my house and he has taken away my means for income.

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6 months ago

Work starts next month. We are praying that there are not too many hurdles to get the house up and going. I have about $2700 that we have saved up ourselves and my mom is loaning me some money to get things started. I hope we have enough to make it livable and then we can work on the rest bit by bit. This has not been an easy process but escaping the toxicity is worth more to us than anything. If you know anyone that can help, please share. The 1st project will be to replace the eaves on the house as they are rotted and causing water damage to the interior. Then we will get the plumbing & electrical done before we start the heavy demo & construction for structural support to the once kitchen area. I will keep y'all updated and just want to thank you and send my gratitude for helping me during this complete overhaul of my life.

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I am writing this today, Mother’s Day 2018.  Today the father of my daughter has informed me his is evicting me from my house.   Per our arrangement since we had built a business together, was that I would stay in my home and manage the vacation property across the street for income.  I did not charge him child support AND I paid HIS BILLS with the income.

He told me the business that we built up was for our daughter and that he was going to put the business as a partnership so I had some legal rights and valid income to report for myself.   THIS WAS ALL A LIE!

I have sunk every penny I have earned back into the properties and have NOTHING to show for it.  He has failed to follow his end of the deal.  

I recently spent my full tax return paying bills for all the properties including the property HE lives in.   I have paid taxes, water bills, all utilities for years.   He has now changed the locks on the rental properties so I can no longer rent them out. I HAVE NO INCOME NOW AT ALL!  He has barricaded the other building with my belongings in it. He is illegally evicting me from the house where he agreed to let me and my daughter stay until I can afford to move out.  This was the income I relied on to keep everything going.  He has taken everything away with no consideration of how this effects his daughter. 

Like anyone  else I struggle.  I often put others before myself.   I think that is why I am in the position I am in now.    My dad died  young in 2013.I took his death very hard and suffered from depression for years afterward.  My dad left me with back taxes and a house that should be condemned.  The house is not livable. I have clinged on to it (barely) because it is my childhood home.   

I am desperately trying to raise funds to restore my dads house and pay down the back taxes.  I have estimated that the cheapest I can do this is $40K. When My dad was in the hospital, his roof caved in and the person that was supposed to repair it, took the money and never finished the work.  My dad had lung cancer and formed tumors on his spine and brain.  

I just started building websites for friends to raise funds. 

The relationship I was in when my dad died was abusive.  I have managed to free myself from the toxicity of that relationship (somewhat) but at a huge cost.  

In 2016 I separated with my daughters father.  He was very abusive to me.  I did not want my daughter growing up seeing anymore fights. I help build her dads business up and spent 8 years of my life creating  the company for him.  Because of me and my efforts he is sitting on a small fortune of properties.  We were never married and I have no rights to anything, walking away from the abuse meant walking away from all I had built up with him.   

My spirituality and well being of myself and my daughter were more important than anything material.   He moved out and has allowed me to stay at one of his properties, but at a cost I can not afford an apartment anywhere else.  I have my dads house and I feel like I am walking a tight rope.  I could loose the house or fight thru and get to the other side.  I feel like I am drowning but my faith is keeping me afloat.

I still feel trapped here.  Before I met him I had a job, I worked as a manager at Apple for almost 10yrs, I supported myself and could take care of things.   

Walking away from that toxic relationship took away a company that I had help build up from the ground.  I feel so stupid not to have any ownership of it on paper.  I need to get out of Buffalo.  I have nothing here anymore.  My family is in Glens Falls and I really would like to restore my dads house so I can be closer to my family.  It would give my daughter a much better life.  I just want to start my life over and get back on my feet again.  I know I will get there someday.  I want to restore my childhood home for my daughter, she is everything to me.  $40k is cheaper than renting or buying a new house (which is impossible for me)    If you feel my story is worth helping it would be a total blessing.  Writing this has been very humbling.  

Thank you for your time reading this

Mari

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Mari Lee posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #5

Work starts next month. We are praying that there are not too many hurdles to get the house up and going. I have about $2700 that we have saved up ourselves and my mom is loaning me some money to get things started. I hope we have enough to make it livable and then we can work on the rest bit by bit. This has not been an easy process but escaping the toxicity is worth more to us than anything. If you know anyone that can help, please share. The 1st project will be to replace the eaves on the house as they are rotted and causing water damage to the interior. Then we will get the plumbing & electrical done before we start the heavy demo & construction for structural support to the once kitchen area. I will keep y'all updated and just want to thank you and send my gratitude for helping me during this complete overhaul of my life.

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Mari Lee posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #4

I added the donations from facebook and paypal. The total on this page is the combined total now. THANK YOU ALL <3

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Mari Lee posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #3

I am only asking for One dollar and a share laugh at me all you want. I am keeping the faith. I’m not too proud and I’m humble enough to ask for help. There over are 7 billion people in this world I’m not loosing hope just yet,. Some people think with their heart, others their head. Love conquers ego and I will not let the nay-sayers keep me down. . This is a big thank you to those who have donated and have shown your support on here & Facebook! ❤️

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Mari Lee posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #2

Just a dollar and a share I am hoping crowd funding will help me start my life over after everything has been taken away from me :(

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Mari Lee posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #1

Thank you Sue for being the first to donate. You went above and beyond I am humbled.

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