Alex Gabriel, who used to blog at Freethought Blogs and at the Orbit, has a personal emergency. Alex does freelance editing and graphic design but now can’t work due to a broken laptop. He’s set up a GoFundMe page so he can buy a replacement computer:
For the past five years, I’ve been gradually recovering from a crisis that involved becoming homeless, and because I’m disabled and stuck in underpaid work, sudden crises and financial emergencies are something I’m extremely vulnerable to. At the start of this week, my laptop of five years finally died for good after almost a year of declining function, leaving me without a reliable income or way to replace it. The longer I spend without a suitable replacement, the more overdrawn I become, so I’m setting up this crowdfund to help me cover the expense.
Alex has been helping work on my novel for the past seven years. (It will come out someday!) I highly recommend his work, and I hope you’ll consider helping him get back on his feet. I realize there will be many such requests now, but if you have the ability at some point, please consider helping him.