Hi, I didn’t see anything stating that this is supposed to be a formatted text or anything, so I’m hoping more casual is fine.
My name is Kilauni; I’m 19 years old from Texas. I’m looking for money for several things, but right now the most important to me is my car. Last week, the tire broke while I was taking a turn and I havent been able to drive it since (besides taking it to a parking lot nearby to sit). I was able to stay with a friend, but only for a short amount of time because of her living situation. So now I’m back to my car, stuck in the same parking lot unless someone can give me a ride somewhere. I guess I am looking for a little pity because I’m looking for money, but I’m not looking for pity over being homeless. I’ve been living in my car for a few months because my parents kicked me out for not taking any college classes this past semester along with some other petty rules- so I’ve gotten the hang of things and don’t mind it too much.
The problem now is that I can’t make it to work unless I can rely on someone else to take and pick me up, as I don’t have money for Ubers; I also really need any money I get from here on out to fix my own car. This has made my life incredibly stressful, especially since my car is the roof over my head at night and I’m stuck in one spot, unable to drive it. I have a lot of other things to take care of, such as payments for the car still (I’ve only had it since February) and insurance, hospital bills, bail, gas/food/other necessities, etc. which is why it’s so hard for me to save up money for situations like this.
A friend was able to take me to AutoZone on Sunday and they said based on the pictures I showed them that it looked like a ball joint or bent tire rod most likely, but that I’d have to take it to a shop to get it fixed. When I called the shop just a few minutes down the road from my car, they said the most specific range they could give for either problem is about $100-500, depending on which problem it is, what parts they actually need to use/fix, etc. I’ve tried a couple different things to make some more money to be honest, like OnlyFans and asking for donations (along with anything I could come up with for the past few days), but have continuously come up empty handed.
I’m not sure how much is a good amount to ask for, so I suppose $500 just for good measure. But honestly any amount would help greatly, I have almost nothing right now. I get paid in a couple days, but since I’ve been missing a lot of shifts lately I’m not expecting more than $100 for this paycheck. Anything extra that I don’t need to use for repairing my car would at least help me get back on my feet and hopefully stay afloat for a while, as I do have a lot of other financial things to take care of. But whatever I would be able to get I would be extremely grateful for, even just $50. I appreciate anyone who’ll end up taking the time to read through my situation, and hopefully help me out.