Helping a Community Member in Need: Quentin/ArileenDesign

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Zoomba | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Some of you may be aware that long-time member of the community and the site moderation team, Quentin94 (ArileenDesign) is in a bit of a financial bind.  After hurting his back about a year ago he is now out of work and facing mounting bills and growing debt as he tries to keep his apartment and feed his daughter.  Unfortunately he's now having to look into bankruptcy and still isn't sure he's going to be able to make ends-meet.

Not being able to work because of an injury is no picnic, especially when you're faced with mounting debt as a result.  As Quentin works through the larger bill issues, he still has to worry about a roof over his head, and feeding his daughter.

To that end, I'm making an appeal to the WinCustomize community.  Quentin has been among our ranks for nearly two years and has given us so much in skins, help on the forums, help in moderation and most importantly in the kind words he always has for everyone.  Personally I've found him to be an invaluable asset to the site staff and I want to help him out any way I can. 

So I'd like to ask everyone to take a moment and see if they can donate a few dollars to help Quentin keep his head above water.

He's set up a PayPal account you can donate money directly to.  This means the money is available directly to him (and him only) and he can access it any time he needs.

Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate, you can donate directly via Credit/Debit card.

Also, this is a very special case we're dealing with here.  Quentin is a key member of site staff and a huge resource to the community.  We normally frown upon solicitations on the forums, but in this specific case we felt we needed to make an exception.

If you are able, please lend a hand.  Hopefully between all of us we can lighten the load a bit for Quentin as he works through his current financial and health troubles.

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basj
Reply #101 Tuesday, July 8, 2008 10:28 PM
Hey Q hope and pray you are having a better days
philmar83
Reply #102 Wednesday, July 9, 2008 1:54 AM
just donated. Hope things are going better for you soon. Content de voir que la solidarité existe encore. Merci a Zoomba de ce post
ArileenDesign
Reply #103 Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:53 AM
thanks Philmar83 and basj

Quick update on the situation: Thanks to everyone as said before all this donations allowing me to buy food for something like 3 months.
This mean that allow my daughter and i to eat but that do not keep me out of financial's problems.
Cause these problems are way to important to be solved like that, to make it short i needed to see that with my national bank (frenchies will see what this means exactly) and if my case is approved by them, it's them who will tell me how much i can pay per month, what i can pay, and... oh well this means they will manage all my money for some years.
Hopefully they won't tell me to cut off my internet connection or something worst (crossed fingers)

AnyHow the help i received here is a huge improvement for us and again i would say thanks to everyone who helped us with prayers, thoughs or money.
Thanks also to Zoomba, SD and WC to allow/create this post.
With all my heart.
Finhbar
Reply #104 Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:34 PM
Quentin, I just stumbled across this thread while meandering the forums (as you do, lol) and I'd like to add my prayers and thoughts for you Sir, it must be a tremendously trying time for you, both financially, emotionally and physically. I truly hope and pray that your situation is resolved positively and that your quality of life will be improved immeasurably.

I would like to make a donation in the next few days in the hope that, along with the help this fantastic community of ours here at WC continues to provide, it eases the burden on you.

You are an inspiration, young Sir, and I am proud to say that we are both members of the same community here. (BTW, Arileen was the inspration I needed to start what is to be my first attempt at skinning for WB, as I am an avid RPG Freak myself).

Kindest regards,
Peter
ArileenDesign
Reply #105 Saturday, July 12, 2008 10:21 AM
Heu Thanks a lot for all the kind words Finhbar, really thanks

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