Help us get a family vehicle

Hey everyone, my name is Chelsea. I have 2 kids, Silas and Phoenix (3&4). This past year I purchased a vehicle and a camper trailer because I was hoping to move back south near family and away from the very cruddy living situation we are in. So in the midst of our move out attempt while hauling our things and the camper (which is currently sitting in ga waiting for me to come get it) the transmission in my explorer went out. At the time I had no way to fix this issue and had no choice but to tow and scrap my vehicle in order to afford to save my trailer(home). So my camper was towed somewhere where I could save it and would not lose it as well. My vehicle was my work, my escape, my children's safety (we are unwanted and threatened often where we are now)
I have had people pull guns on me and my kids, drug dealers/gangsters at my door to threaten me and my kids. We've been deemed snitches after my son's bedroom being shot up in another apartment we stayed in and me calling police for my kids safety. I really need help getting another vehicle so that we can get to our camper trailer and closer to family and safety. 
I've sat down and tried to itemize all expenses towards getting a vehicle, tags, registration, insurance, fines etc. 
Vehicle -$2000
Tag/registration fees-$250-300
Pay off fines-$350
Possible emergency vehicle repairs

I plan to add any money I'm able to save up doing small house cleaning jobs with others as well. I am a hard working, strong individual and I am more than willing to work my butt off to provide for my family. 
Getting another vehicle will do so many great things for me and my kiddos. I will be able to work again, remove my family from our current living situation and better our lives. Having a vehicle will improve our lives and help us to move forward in our adventures in life.


  • Ella H Smith 
    • $50 
    • 11 d
  • Judy Murren 
    • $25 
    • 22 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 23 d
  • Ella H Smith 
    • $50 
    • 23 d
  • Angela Kramer 
    • $25 
    • 23 d


Chelsea Rieke 
Asheville, NC
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