I am in dire need of help. My car needs $2600 worth of repair and I cannot afford it at all. I’m still paying on this car and can’t even afford the note this month. The past 5 months have been the worse of my life and if it wasn’t for my kids I’m not sure what I would do. They are definitely what’s keeping me here. I now realize that I am seriously suffering from depression and no matter how hard I pray or try to move forward something always happens. I was previously living in NC, working and paying my bills until my daughter ran away (ran away with a “bad boy”). My daughter is 16 (turning 17 Friday) and my second child is 8. My daughter would help with my younger child after school until I got off of work. Well when my daughter ran away not only was I dealing with trying to locate her but I had no one to help with my son. I was having to leave work early and take days off. My job was understanding at first. The first time my daughter was gone for 8 days and found by police with the boy. I thought everything was fine and 4 days later she ran away again, this time for a month. Again she was found by police with the boy. In May because I missed so many days of work going to the police station and juvenile court I was terminated. Realizing I needed help with my teen, I decided to move to Delaware and send my daughter with her father’s family in NJ. I drove my daughter to NJ (so she wouldn’t be able to run away again) and went back to NC to finish packing and move. I had my final paycheck and unemployment to move. I started looking for jobs before I left NC so that I can have something in place. I actually had an interview set up for the day after I got to Delaware. I had to rent a truck and tow dolly on my credit card because I couldn’t afford cash. I maxed my credit card but I had to do it. The entire time my teen was in NJ and I was in NC we were in contact and she seemed to be okay and understood why I did what I did. When I arrived in Delaware it was late and couldn’t move in my apartment until the next day. That night I received a call from my daughter’s family stating she wasn’t in the house. My daughter once again ran away from NJ. I later found out that this same “bad boy” drove to NJ and got her as I was driving to Delaware to try to start over. I was so distraught and didn’t even know where to begin.
The next day I had to drive to NJ to file a report however when I drove my car off of the tow dolly there was a loud scraping noise, the abs light was on and my back wheels were unstable. This led to me not being able to drive my car so I couldn’t get to Jersey and I still had to move in my apt. Fast forward I wasn’t sure what happened so I filed a claim with Uhaul. My vehicle has been sitting at the Nissan dealership since July 9th, 2018 with $2600 worth of damage. They are not sure what happened to my car but think it’s because it should’ve been in neutral. However, when the employee hooked my car up they told me to put it in park. I had no clue that was wrong. Fast forward I have no transportation, had to cancel my interview and haven’t been able to find work because nothing is close enough or on bus route. The insurance company for Uhaul just let me know August 2nd that my claim was denied because they are not liable. My insurance won’t cover it because it wasn’t comp or collision. Nissan is giving me to Friday to approve them to fix it or I have to move it from there lot and pay the $90 assessment fee. I don’t have anything. Nothing at all! I really need my car. If anyone can help, please help me. I can pay you back with my taxes, I know that months away but that’s the only time I’ll have any extra money. I understand there’s a lot of people going through a lot but I just thought I’d try. Any help or resources is greatly appreciated. If anything, thank you for reading!