Posted on August 14, 2017
Posted on August 14, 2017Regina here, with a bad news update on Adriane's car situation. She got the Prius back (with a huge credit card bill to work on paying off), for it to go back in the shop shortly thereafter for another large repair bill. It's sitting at the dealership waiting for her to approve the work, but with no way of paying for it at this time, she is just letting it sit in their parking lot. Mind you, she still has to make the payment every month.
She purchased a van to be able tote around all of her sweet kids, because she likes to take them on outtings as often as possible. On one of those great outtings - a camping trip to Mt. Rushmore - the van decided to die. The professionals say it threw a rod and needs a whole new motor. Of course, she still has to make this car payment too. (She was responsible and found a used van for a much lower price than a new one, but the payments have to be made whether they run or not.)
Tank, her blue Blazer, is running but she's exhausted her funds trying to get the ball joints, tie rods, plugs, wires, etc. all done so that it continues down the road dependably. In the process of making those repairs, her mechanic found 3 separate leaks in her radiator and said she should replace it sooner, rather than later.
Meanwhile, it's August and school is starting, and that means clothes, shoes, back packs, etc. for all of the kids she is caring for.
This is a lot for any one person to handle, and I am so proud of the way she keeps her head up and continues working hard, and finding new ways to operate her business without being out on the road every day.
I thought I'd see if we could rally once more and help her out again. The first round of donations all went toward the credit card bill for the Prius. She's trying to be as wise as she can with the help she's received.
Thank you for reading my update.
Posted on May 6, 2017
Posted on May 6, 2017Hey folks!
I'm sorry for the delay in my update on this page. We've posted several to Facebook, but it is time to update you here. We have been reaching out to local news outlets and reporters, hoping someone would pick up Adriane's story and run it. It looks like we'll get to run a letter to the editor in the Post Independent. This is great news!
I'm attaching the bill from Toyota to this update, so you can see that we aren't asking for more than the repair bill really is. For the immediate and to get the car on the road, our parents have used their credit card to pay for the repairs - with the understanding that now Adriane has to meet the minimum monthly payment requirements. I am still hoping we can raise enough money to pay this off for her, because the minimum monthly payment on a $6000+ credit card bill is a total budget changer. And Adriane is working her tail end off, already making the payment on her car every month.
This update comes with a personal challenge. It's the $10 and 10 challenge. I challenge you to give $10 today, and then to tag 10 of your friends to each do the same. If you'll take my challenge, then we could get this repair fully paid for in a matter of hours on this lovely Saturday. Are you in? I am!
(Youcaring automatically cropped the photo for this update, but the full photo is in the gallery.)