. His Yukon Connection site was a LOT of peoples' first exposure and introduction to Furry years ago. Lou's been struggling for some time now, and like many people lately, he's been getting more than his share of hard luck. Recently, when it seemed like things had finally turned around, the rug was pulled out from under him and he's now stuck looking for work again. In the meantime though, he's on a very strict lease, and if he can't make his rent on time, he's going to be evicted but still held to a year's worth of rent. He doesn't want to ask for more help from people, so this is me asking for him because he can't really stop me. :P
Now I need to be VERY clear here. Yes, I'm aware that every so often the fandom gets someone who takes advantage of the goodwill of others or tries to pull some kind of scam. This is not the case. Lou's a good guy and has been around for longer than I have and has a good reputation with the community. I trust him, and am personally vouching for him.
Another very important point I have to make: The LAST thing Lou would want would be for anybody to put themselves in a tight spot for his sake, so I want to be very clear that I am ONLY asking for people to donate what they can spare. I know from personal experience that sometimes people get too eager to help and end up tripping themselves up trying to help someone else. Lou's dealing with enough stress over everything as it is, I don't want him feeling guilty about anybody skipping their own needs to try and help him out.
That said; if there's anybody out there who does have a bit of excess right now, we're needing to come up with as much as we can as fast as we can to try and give Lou another month to land work. I'm not asking for loans though. I'm trying to lessen his burden, not add more to it. If you (or anybody you might know) are doing pretty okay for yourself right now and want to help out (and have peace of mind that it's going to someone who does really need it and will appreciate it enormously), then please email me at poorwolfy at gmail, with "cashew lou" in the subject, and I'll respond with payment information.