Hello! My name is Kealoha, and I am a legally Deaf male living in Omaha, Nebraska.
I recently surrendered my second vehicle back in August 29, 2019.
My first vehicle that I would have registered in my name would have been a 2001 Nissan Altima GLE. The car I obtained from some former friends of mine, who financed it under their name, under the stipulation that I make the payments. I made regular payments on the car, and soon, the couple showed up at my volunteer work, and demanded that I give the car back. They said that I did not hang out with them as much as they wanted, and that I only cared about helping the homeless near where I lived. I reluctantly gave back the car, in which they returned to the dealership.
Less than 6 months later, I was able to finance a 2005 Dodge Caravan, from a shady dealership known for their $300 down vehicles. The van was my very first registered vehicle I had in my name in my entire life. Little to my knowledge, the $300 down vehicles are the vehicles that are in need of major repairs. the dealership failed to disclose existing mechanical issues as required by law. I only had the vehicle for 7 months, with the majority of the summer undriveable because of not only a locked brake drum, but also alternator issues. I gave the van back to the dealership, back on August 29th, 2019. I thought that was the end of my problems, and I recently received a collections letter asking for $2184.65 for the van. They have since been reported to the BBB for their shady practices.
I am asking for your help to be able to earn about $6,000 to purchase a vehicle. I really would like to get one as a Christmas gift, and to do errands and to transport an elderly church member to the store as she needs to get there.
I also have two relatives in Iowa. One of them, is my Deaf Uncle, who I last saw 7 years ago, and would like to meet up with him, and visit his home Deaf church. I also need a car to be able to travel to see my estranged mother, who I have not seen for nearly 30 years.
I would like a car of my own, as the city bus system is not fully reliable, as it would take about one hour to reach from one destination to another, sometimes 2 hours if going to west Omaha.
With the car, I can continue to help the homeless near where I live, and to help them get their medications, get to doctor appointments, or to the store.
Thank you for your time, and thank you in advance for your donations!