Paid 09/15/2023
Unsupported Single Parent
Imminent Loss of Vehicle

Fully Funded

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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!



This person has left the following thank you note:

Oooh my gosh- I really hope that I don't wake up and realize this was all a dream. Someone pinch me, because I'm in total disbelief, this seems to good to be true. My mascara is currently running down my cheeks because I'm overwhelmed with gratitude & I can't stop these tears from falling. I'm not sure what I did to deserve so much love and so much support from so many people that I've never met before, but I do know that you guys at modest needs and every single one of you amazing donors are pure ANGELS. There's very few people so willing and wanting to help others but I see now that there are good people out there, thank you for opening my eyes and realizing the world isn't all horrible. I can't wait to tell Jaelyn that our prayers were answered today (my oldest daughter & the reason I went through with applying for help). Thank you thank you thank you thank you a million more times I was starting to lose hope but you all saved my life and my children's lives. Honestly. That might sound extreme, but without my car (my income) everything has been going downhill quickly, so when I say y'all saved our lives; I mean that with every fiber in my being. You all are amazing.

I'm a Single Mom of 4 and Can't Get My Kids to School! Help me Repair My Vehicle so I Can Work!

My Story:

Hi! I'm Erica, and I have 4 kids (Jaelyn-12, Kameron-9, Rylie & Ryder- 4, twins!). I work full time as a Utilization Review Nurse at an inpatient medical detox facility, and I went back to school about 9 months ago to obtain my bachelors degree. I was in a horrible marriage for 14 years, but I got divorced last summer. My kids and I have not seen him since. I was raised by a single father who taught my brothers and me to be strong and never give up, and I intend to do the same with my children. My kids are my world; they make life worth living. They are each, in their own ways, the most loving, compassionate, selfless, and happiest kids I know.

Between my full-time job and working for Walmart part-time, I make enough money to pay our bills. I recently switched banks and forgot to tell my insurance company, and long story short, my policy retro-termed. I had no idea about this until someone slammed into me at a red light. I paid to repair outer damage, but they ripped me off and told me nothing was wrong mechanically. I have bent suspension components and outer frame damage. The amount of money I have had to spend on Ubers to get to work this week is crazy. Yesterday was the first day of school, and I have 4 kids in 3 different schools. I was over an hour late to work after over 2.5 hours of Ubering from school to school. I don't know where else to turn, and I've been trying to brainstorm every possible way to get this car fixed without pleading for help.

I'm praying I can get my car fixed. Without my car, I cannot work my second job, as it is a delivery job. Even though it is part-time, we depend on it, and without it, I won't be able to pay rent. I fear we will end up getting evicted, and I will have to tell my kids that I have failed them. I have always gotten over every hurdle that has been put in our way, but this time, I seriously don't know what to do.

This one-time kindness to help me fix our car would allow me to work my second job and give my family stability. This would help my family in more ways than you could ever imagine. Thank you for listening to our story.

As of 2023-09-15, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2023-09-28, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,564.22 to Jiffy Lube Atlantic Coast Enterprises LLC/Wheel Fix It Miami Corp on behalf of this deserving individual.