I’m an honorably discharged US Army Veteran humbly attempting to raise approximately 7,500.00 in donations to cover the cost, taxes, and registration for reliable transportation. I’ve been homeless now for little over two years. This all started when I lost my job and primary income in 2016. Next, an avalanche of events followed. As a result of being laid off, I got behind on payments and lost my home. My wife of 15 years walked out on me. Shortly after that, the engine blew out on my pick up truck on the interstate. Being unemployed, without close family around or anyone I could go to the cost of repairs was out of reach. For the last year and a half, I have tried to resolve this on my own. The main issue is that I need a job to get a vehicle at the same time I need a vehicle to get a job. Purchasing one has remained out of reach as invariable costs of being homeless are ongoing tasks as simple as laundry mats and public transportation is a challenge with the limited income it all adds up. Often times ends don’t meet. Since all this happened I have couched hopped, stayed in a shelter and been on the street. At the same time, I have been addiction free and determined to get on my feet. Currently, I’m staying with a friend I go to church with. Helping me fix the transportation issue, thereby become self-reliant, being where I need
to be when I need to be would definitely be a game changer allowing me to take back control over my life and rise above an adverse situation. I’m an Army veteran that fought for our country I’m humbly asking you to help me fight my battle now.