Where do I start? I guess with, my family and I need a break. We are a family of five just barely getting by. We’ve been through more than our fair share of hardships and just need some help. The past has not been kind to us at all, we’ve lost our home and everything we’ve owned twice to two different disasters. In 2008 we lost everything, car, home and belongings to a flood and in 2016 we relived that experience only as an apartment fire that took everything except our car. We have fought to rebuild our lives and try to keep things on track. Eddy(my truck), my kids call it Eddy because it’s an 98 Expedition Eddie Bauer, is quickly deteriorating. It’s got almost 230,000 miles on it. The one thing allowing me back and forth to work is starting to break me. Eddy is not pretty by any means at all but, it’s gotten us from point A to point B. We traded a small car for it when we had our third child so we could have something capable of hauling all five of us around. Unfortunately just to keep Eddy running here lately has cost more than I can afford and has caused us get behind on bills. We tried to play it smart and pay our rent ahead this year with our tax check but, with the amount of money it keeps costing to keep Eddy, running we are starting to fall behind. We now are 1 month behind on rent and not sure if we will be able to catch up. I have tried, begged and pleaded to try and get a personal loan, car loan, trade or anything so that I can have a vehicle to get back and forth to work while not giving up the space needed for our family. I don’t know how much I would possibly need to buy a car in better condition and as far as I have been told it will cost as much as $3,000 to fix what needs done to Eddy. I don’t know who to ask or where to go anymore. I have asked friends, family and even tried talking to our local churches. If there is anyone who can help, I would be so so grateful.