We are a family of 5, my partner, my self & our 3 children who are 2 yrs old, 8 yrs old & 10 yrs old. We made the huge decision to move from Edmonton, AB to Brampton, ON for better job opportunities for ourselves & our family and to be closer to family. 2 days ago we packed everything up into our 5th wheel camper and my tiny car and started the drive. Only 2 hours into the drive my husbands truck died leaving us stranded at a truck stop with no hotel or anything in sight. We left with enough money to pay for gas to get to Ontario and a little to get groceries for the first 3-4 weeks until my partner gets paid but, now we are stuck with no way to get to where we have to go because all of our belongings(beds, clothes, personal & valuables) are in the camper stuck to my husbands truck. We dont have the means to fix the car or even just the car towed to Ontario. We dont have much money to be living in a hotel & since we dont have a house anymore we are left homeless in a town where we know no one or have anywhere to go. We are hoping we could get my car fixed so we could make our way to our new home but financially it's not possible. Where my car broke down, OPP showed up and said we had to tow it back to the Walmart Parking Lot in Dryden, ON. We arent sure we can get the part here but have priced some out online and it would cost between $300-$450 for a fuel pump to fix my car. We have spent close to $500 in towing and hotel for last night and we will still need money to get the part of even just have enough gas to get to our new home.
We already have our new home waiting for us & jobs waiting for my husband to show up as I'm a full time stay at home mom for our kids.
Our journey so far has been nothing but confusion, heartache & frustration. First out truck died and we were lucky enough to meet some amazing ppl in Vermillion, AB but, now we are here. I had hoped the rest of our drive would be amazing and stress free but now we are stuck in another very small town with no one we know and not many options on what to do.
I'm not a person who likes to ask for help especially twice but, in this situation it's not about me. I have 3 children who dont know what's going on and dont understand why we cant go anywhere and it breaks my heart. We have tried all avenues of help but, are stuck with no help at all. We have asked family & friends but, none have been able to help. I am reaching out as a mother of 3 kids who's breaking down because she cant get her family to home. It breaks my heart because this move was supposed to be for the better but, it's only brought us further behind. Please I'm asking for help, not for myself but for my children. If we could get my car fixed and up and running it would mean the world and I would live every day paying it forward.￼ I appreciate the time anyone has taken to even just read our plea for help ♡♡
Please take a moment to view our most recent campaign, started when new problems presented themselves: https://www.gofundme.com/trying-to-get-my-family-home-safely