Ben Needs a Car and other things

$1,730 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 23 months
Ben Fegan  NORMAN, OK

I'm a mess, and it's mostly my doing.  I'd really like to have the opportunity to turn things around, but I can't do it alone and I can't simply rely on my friends to be able to support me -- they're doing what they can, but they've got their own responsibilities to meet first.

Essentially, I've hit the bottom.  I'm not quite homeless, I've got a place to live, but I can't afford the bills.  I've got a phone, but it's a prepay account that cuts into my bills.  I don't have a car, it was stolen in march, marked as abandoned, and towed by the city who are now holding it on lien, which I can not only not afford to pay, but can't see any reason to pay double the car's value to be returned just to have to dump even more money into getting it fully repaired and drive-worthy.  With the phone and the internet I can use from my friends, I can apply for jobs to try to dig myself out, but with a car, I'm restricted to walking distance from my house for work, and that's simply not promising in the slightest.

So I've turned to the internet to attempt to raise money to acquire another car, register and plate it and take care of any other bills that come my way while I try to make this all work, which is why this thing now exists.

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Update 17
Posted by Ben Fegan
7 months ago
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I have spent more time trying to justify my own existence lately than anyone should have.
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Update 16
Posted by Ben Fegan
14 months ago
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hi. i'm nearly out of sugar -- necessary because the water here tastes so terrible that even though it's perfectly potable, i will often dehydrate rather than drink it -- am behind on my gas bill, am running low on electricity.
and currently in a day-to-day struggle just to function.
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Update 15
Posted by Ben Fegan
16 months ago
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merry christmas and shit.
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Update 14
Posted by Ben Fegan
17 months ago
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i should probably thank the people who've helped so far:

kevin thoendel, jo emmanuelson, keith and mary hester, dan birkel, carrie eclectic, pat philipi, carl wilt, erik peters, dan and chelle wright, savanna k, jackson huang, and hoyt fischbeck are all awesome people. you should do great things for them if you see them, especially those on the list that i've never actually met.
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$1,730 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 23 months
Created May 29, 2015
$50
Jo Emanuelson
1 month ago
JK
$50
Jennifer King
4 months ago
$25
Jo Emanuelson
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
$20
Anonymous
7 months ago
$150
Jo Emanuelson
7 months ago
JE
$40
Jo Emanuelson
8 months ago
DB
$10
Dan Birkel
8 months ago
JE
$40
Jo Emanuelson
8 months ago
MK
$50
Michael Kuhns
8 months ago
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