I lost my amazing job at the beginning of the year before the covid-19 pandemic began. It wasn’t a great paying job but I enjoyed it quite a lot. My apartment rent price went up to an absolutely insane rate and I was forced to move out right after losing my job. I moved to a different, cheaper apartment in a small town rather than the city I was in earlier. From that point, life went bad in just about every aspect in a very short time and I don’t know what to do at this point. I’m finally reaching out for help fairly anonymously as I just can’t bring myself to make a public post on gofundme to be shared on social media.. I’m hoping some people here will be kind enough to help me get back on track.
Shortly after being laid off from my job, my car began having major problems and I’ve not had the money to repair it. Sadly, this has left me with no transportation to work, so I’ve not been able to get a normal job again yet. I’ve been stuck using Uber to various locations of temporary work to try and stay on top of bills for the last 6 months and I’m falling behind badly at this point. The stress is becoming unbearable and my mental health is going very bad very quickly. I’m terrified that the car will be repossessed and my credit will be absolutely ruined on top of everything else.
The parts alone for the repair of my car will cost a total of: $2250
I have all one the mechanical experience and tools to do the work myself thankfully. If I’m unable to get enough money to fix the car, I’ll be buying a very cheap vehicle from Craigslist or wherever I can find a decently reliable form of transportation. I just need to be a way to get to a job at this point.
Besides that, I’ve fallen behind on medical bills, credit card payments, and am struggling to get enough for this month’s $850 rent payment. I’m a total of $2300 behind on bills now. And I am at risk of losing the apartment too if I cannot get my life back on track and make my rent payments. I don’t have family willing to help my situation and just can’t bring myself to ask friends of mine for money.
I don’t know of any other options at this point. My credit score has been ruined by the past due medical and credit card bills, so getting a loan isn’t an option for me at this point. My main goal just is to get enough money together to get my car fixed so that I have transportation to work once again. I feel like I’m stuck in a hole with no way out and don’t know what to do anymore.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.