Van overrun by pet rats- Immediate help needed!

Help from our community needed!! Carla is a very beloved and amazing worker at Circle K on Via de la Valle and San Andres (Flower Hill mall).  She will lose her job today if she doesn’t get her van towed out of the parking lot TODAY.  It has become a health hazard and is threatening the surrounding businesses, especially the restaurants.  She became homeless and lived in her van with her 2 pet rats and when the van broke down recently and she didn’t have the money to fix it, the rats started multiplying. The van is now parked in the Circle K parking lot and is  infested with rats, to the point that they are crawling out the windows and spreading.  It needs to be taken to a spot where the humane society can access the van and take the rats.  They have taken half of them already but can’t get back to take the rest of them today, in time to save her job.  We are working on a place to have the van towed to where it won’t be threatening other businesses but it needs to be towed TODAY.  It will have to be demolished after that, as it is in horrible shape now. But junkyards, etc won’t take it until the rats are gone. We first need to help her with money to have it towed and then secondly, to buy a new (used) car. 

She is an amazing person who has had a string of bad luck and if she loses her job it will be devastating to her.  Many of you probably know who she is if you’ve ever gone into that Circle K. - Vanessa Black From Kimberly Jackson (Del Mar, Beach Colony Nextdoor Member)*** Once the van is towed, The GO FUND ME will be used to purchase Carla a used vehicle so she can continue to get back on her feet and get to work daily. She is NOT looking for a handout at all. She is NOT asking for a car or help or money. But as a community with more money and resources than most, I feel the need to collectively help her. Hoping you will all jump in this train and help too? Every dollar matters :)


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    • $26 
    • 4 yrs


Vanessa Hodges Black
Del Mar, CA

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