Running a business is hard work. If is hard for an abled bodied person, its 10 times harder for someone who is disable. However, I’ve never been afraid of a challenge. I started my LLC in 2018 each year I became a little more productive. In 2020 I was on track to having my first year of profits. However, I was hit a full speed by a City of Virginia Beach trash truck that was going in reverse. Totaled my car, a 2010 Kia Forte, that I only owed about $2K on, and would have had paid off before that summer. Instead, my body was left in a whole lot of pain, because the accident messed up my left SI joint even worse and my “good side” the right SI joint now needed screws to keep it in place, and my neck has not been without pain since that day. Making it even harder to drive as long as I would like. I also had to battle two and a half years of PTSD which prevented me from driving. By the time I overcame the PTSD It was too late to save my car so it was repossessed.
With no car my income has stopped. My $609 monthly disability check is not nearly enough to keep my businesses nor personal expenses paid. I can’t carry people on my walker to the airport. And my 501 (c)3 had already taken a hit by the pandemic. It had just launched in 2020 and the sources I was getting donations from didn’t make it through the pandemic and the one helper I had I loss as well when his job closed and the new job was more demanding of his time. During the pandemic I was able to get PPP loans, both rounds for the LLC side of my business. Although it was designed to cover only two months, I manage to stretch is out to six months.
The funds I seek ($50,000) is for obtaining reliable transportation, hire two assistants, one for the LLC side of my business and the other for the non profit side. and will help add curb to curb medical transportation to our service as we look to move away from doing rideshare. And will help with Marketing cost.