I am writing today to ask for help with my car. This month marks the ONE year anniversary that my sons and I are homeless. I never thought it would be a whole year. In 2018, my two youngest children graduated from High School. I decided to sell my home and my kids wanted to move to Florida from Louisiana. I am a widow of 12 years. My husband died of cancer and I raised my 4 children alone. Financially he left us fairly well off and the funds lasted a good 10 years. Putting money into raising 4 kids takes its toll though and I ended up struggling the last year of the youngest ones school days. They had to go on free lunches and they were fine with it. Then my oldest daughter moved to Atlanta with her boyfriend and my other kids wanted to move to Florida so we all went. We were there approximately 10 months. We were not able to get jobs in the Orlando area and I sold both my cars to help support us. Eventually, we were evicted and my youngest went off to Denver to attend college on a full scholarship. That left me with my two boys and two dogs and a cat. We traveled around Florida seeking help from family. They gave us a tent and set us up in a campground. They couldn’t help any more financially so we headed back to Louisiana which was home to us anyway and we had TONS of friends there. Our friends hooked me up with a car (2001 Toyota Sequoia) and it lasted a very good while. My older son and I had jobs and we were doing great until it broke down. The same friend’s brother gave me another car (2010 Chevy Malibu) which is gorgeous and in great shape. However, after a few weeks, it kept breaking down on us. The engine would just quit so we took it to 3 repair shops for diagnosis. The first diagnosis was that it was the engine and we needed a new engine. They quoted us $5000 – $8000 dollars. We brought it back home to where we are staying now (in a shed-like home) and the repair shop here said the same thing, it needs a new engine. However, they told us to look for a used engine and it would be cheaper.
Last month, they quoted us $3700.00 for the engine and labor costs. Since then that engine has sold. I am seeking help in the way of funds to get a used engine and labor costs so approximately $4000.00. We have been sitting in this shed for nearly 3 months now with no car or transportation and would surely love some aid. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Please find below my paypal link.