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I'm a Veteran Who Needs Help with a Car Repair to be Able to Make Ends Meet Again!

My Story:

I am a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Through my service in the war, I came to know a girl I had gone to high school with for four years, but never interacted with very much. We started a long-distance relationship via letter (pre-internet) and thirty years later we are getting ready to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We have three wonderful children, ages 20, 18, and almost 16. We recently moved to Maine to return to the east coast, where my wife is originally from (Pennsylvania girl). My oldest daughter's life has been on hold for the past year while we were planning a cross-country move. My middle daughter is in her senior year of high school and interested in either going into the health or fashion field. My son, our youngest, has developed an interest in auto/diesel mechanics. After moving to Maine, I found work in the potato starch processing industry.

My wife and I worked hard to pull enough together to buy our home outright here, but on our way to Maine one problem after another came up. Our car is our biggest concern right now because we live in rural Maine and it's our only way of getting around. It's in the shop awaiting repairs right now, and I'm unable to get to and from work as a result.

We're not used to being the ones asking for help, but I know that this is a desperate situation for us, so I'm humbly asking for help with getting our car repaired. Getting our car fixed would keep my family afloat. I'll be able to get back to work and will be able to provide for my family once again. I'm also working on fixing up an old van we have in case our car breaks down again and we're stuck. Truly, I can't put into words how much this would mean to my family. This would be the difference between making it through this hardship and losing everything, and I really couldn't be more thankful to be on the receiving end of such a kind-hearted and generous act. That being said, once I'm back to work, I want to be on the giving end of a kind-hearted and generous act myself. On behalf of my family, I want to thank everyone who even just takes the time to consider us for this support.

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