Hello my name is Grace,
I just turned 24 on the 29th of Dec and I live in Tidewater, Oregon.
I live with my fiance on the Alsea river in West-wood village, almost exactly 8 miles from the town Waldport.
I’ve lived in Tidewater for almost 5 years and had a vehicle for only 1 out of those 5 years. Being 8 miles away from town without a vehicle has had a very negative impact on my life.
In July 2015 I gave birth to my first child, Sophia Grace. The best day of my life. I discovered what love really was when I had her. The moment I became pregnant I could hardly wait for her to arrive. It was the longest 9 months I’ve ever had in my life, it felt like 9 years!
She was thee most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen and I’m not just saying that because I am her mother she should have been in baby modeling.
Besides the point, Sophia’s first year of life was the only year that I had a vehicle since living in Tidewater. The vehicle was impounded, I had insurance but the cop said I didn’t and I couldn’t make it to court so I lost the vehicle. It was almost $2000 to get it out and I’ve never had that amount of money in my life so I had to say bye to Toyota 4Runner my fiance got for me and Sophia.
Neither of us can get to work and getting to the store is hard, especially when no one we know lives nearby. Not to mention not very many people can even afford the gas that it takes to get us into town and back.
The hwy I live off of is a very dangerous road to be walking or biking on, its very rare to see anyone outside a vehicle on the Alsea Hwy. But it’s something we have to do if we want to eat and find work.
In result my daughter lives with my mom in Bend, Oregon. Which is 4 hours away from where I am. If I have no way of getting to a store to get food, then there is no way I will allow my daughter to suffer. Now we are so far apart, and I am missing out of my daughters first steps, first words, first years and moments of her life because I have no way to drive to her.
I’m stuck, I can’t get to work, so I have no job, no money to make to purchase a vehicle. It’s very depressing and very hard. If I had a reliable vehicle, my whole entire life will change, in the way I need it too. In the way I so desperately want it too. I am not used to this. And I am very helpless right now.
I don’t know what to do. I don’t have the money to make payments on a loan, and I won’t ask for help unless I am certain I will be able to pay it back. My family doesn’t have the funds to help me out with this anyhow. A vehicle that actually runs and drives is out of everyone’s price range.
I don’t know who to turn too, I’ve applied for multiple loans, any loans, and I get rejected because I am a ghost in the credit system. I have no credit history.
This is what I have resorted too, I hope that you understood my story and that it makes sense.
My post title says Vehicle/Transportation and Utilities.
I tacked Utilities on there because my Washing machine is on its last leg, it is off balance and its pegs are digging holes into my floor. It has ripped through the vinyl.. and its not pretty. No one will fix it for me. It hops across the room when it starts to spin fast, I have to rearrange the clothes in it so its balanced. I have to do this about 3-6 times every load of laundry. And my laundry has piled up because I can’t just walk away from it when I wash a load. It takes up a lot of my time.
My dryer squeals through the duration of load. My father in law tried to fix it and made it even worse. When I start a load I have to mess with it for a couple minutes, shake it around and hope that the screeching and squealing fades and then I can finally walk away..
So what I am asking for is Vehicle so I can get my life back and a Washer and Dryer. Or the Funds for these things,
I would like a reliable nice vehicle for my family
So I’m asking for $15,000
Hopefully you consider my situation thank you very much for reading,