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Desperate, last resort car fund.

$1,060 of $1,250 goal

Raised by 11 people in 31 months
Hello! My name is Carly and I desperately need a cheap used car to get to work with. I lost my job in October and have been unemployed and applying at many, many places since then. My car broke down in November and I have not had the income to get repairs. I was told that the timing chain on my '95 Saturn SC2 needs to be replaced, and that it's possible that since it slipped I may have extra damage to other parts such as bent heads and other related damages that won't be confirmed until after the chain is replaced and I drive it. If the chain is replaced and there IS extra damage I was told my car will break down again and will be rendered totally useless. A friend of my mom's was going to fix it for around $500, but when he realized all that was involved he said that he did not want to be held responsible if something else goes wrong after he replaces the chain. He told me that all the work involved would cost more than the car was worth. I don't want to give up on Sheila(my car) but I am desperate and don't know what to do. It was recommended that I scrap her and try to get together any money I can to get a cheap used car, but since I have been unemployed all the money i have saved up is $185. I am to be starting a new job on February 10th but I do not have a car to get there and I am starting to get really stressed! I need a car to get to work but I need work to get money for a car! I had to leave my husband in April because of his alcoholism and was renting a room from a woman's house where he can not find me, and when I lost my job she let me stay here rent free since October until I can get back on my feet. I hate doing that to her and really need this job so I can get caught up on rent and bills! I just really need some help to get back on my feet and I feel like I'm asking a huge favor.

I don't have much so I'm not sure what to offer for rewards levels, but when I figure something out for that I will post them!

Thank you to anyone who helps, I appreciate ANY help so much!(Keep in mind 5% of every donation goes toward the website with another 3% processing fee, so I won't be getting all of the donations but I'll get most of it!)
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Update 19
30 months ago
I got my new(to me) car on Tuesday! A relative is selling it to me at a great price. I now can get to work and don't have to sleep at a friend's house to walk there. I now am the proud owner of a 2004 Ford Focus in great condition, I hope that means no more setbacks or car problems for me! I really needed this and so many of my anxieties have ceased knowing that I can now get back on my feet and have a safe, reliable vehicle allowing me to do so! Thank you all so much for helping me out! I honestly can't thank you all enough. Now in my spare time I will need to get plates and title transferred and registered and insurance, this will all be several hindred dollars but thanks to everyone who donated I can afford to do that and don't need to stress anymore! I feel like this is the greatest thing that has happenes in my life. :) by the way, I started my job and so far I love it! Thank you all again!
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Update 18
31 months ago
I have 6 days until my job starts. Thank you all for your help and donations. I have found a car in good condition that a relative will sell me for a great price, however I won't be able to get it until they get a new car which will be next week, after my job starts. I will be able to give her some of what you all have donated, and then make payments on the rest of what I owe. I will keep a little to go to plate transfer and insurance. As it goes now I may be able to borrow a truck for a week if my friend can get the truck running. Supposedly it's having a battery issue from the cold, when it rains it pours!! If that doesn't work I may be able to find a friend's house to stay at to walk to work, either way I will do everything in my power to get to this job! I am having terrible luck :( Just letting you all know what's going on, hopefully by this time next week or the week after I should have a car of my own! Thak you all for making this possible, it's been a rough road but still trying to stay positive!
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Update 17
31 months ago
My deadline is coming up on the 10th, I am getting so close! Donations are withdrawn periodically and will be going towards a used car, plate transfer and insurance, etc. I am so stoked and can't believe how well you all have come through for me, I couldn't get back on my feet without all your help! Thank you thank you thank you!
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Update 16
31 months ago
Thank you so much to AJ for his donation, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJ!!!
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$1,060 of $1,250 goal

Raised by 11 people in 31 months
Created January 14, 2014
MS
$175
My personal savings
31 months ago (Offline Donation)
W
$300
Withheld
31 months ago (Offline Donation)
$150
AJ Huff
31 months ago

It was my birthday this week. Happy birthday!

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$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
$20
Joshua Gantt
31 months ago

You are Romany Suicide. Of course I'll donate. I don't have any other choice.

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MS
$100
Matt scott
31 months ago
AH
$50
AJ Huff
31 months ago

Good luck!

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VS
$25
Veronica Stewart
31 months ago

Hi, I don't know you at all. But I know all too well what it is like to have a clunker car while busting your butt trying to get your life in order to make something for yourself. Don't get discouraged. As long as you keep looking up you WILL get there! It may take some but it is possible!

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JA
$50
Justin Acohido
31 months ago

Best of luck to you from one of your biggest SG fans! ♡♥♡♥♡

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