I am making another request for help from donors. In 2013, my dad gave me my dream car (a ’98 silver Beetle) and I LOVE it, but knowing nothing about cars other than gassing and going, I unknowingly mistreated it (plus it is a manual transmission, which I learned that I was doing wrong for months). In January of 2014, I realized that the car had gone too long without getting an oil change. There were multiple red hands, but in the end, my father and I ended up paying for it. I’ve been trying since 2014 to get the money to pay for it, but for some reason, it is a lot harder than my father and I anticipated.
Well, the good news is that I finally saved enough money to pay for the repairs, but as my father was about to tow it, he called me (I was out of the country at the time, and I knew it had to be important because we do not have an international plan) and asked where the money that I left at home was. When we were first figuring out how to save, he told me to put some money in an envelope, put it under my mattress, and to forget about it, so that’s what I did. I told him it was underneath my mattress as it had been for months, but he said he could not find it. Later on he told me that he looked all around my room but was not able to find the money anywhere, so the car could not be towed. We are in the process of selling our house, so there have been people coming in and out. He wondered if someone had taken it, so he contacted a detective to see if he/she was able to help us find it, but it was all in vain. Altogether, I had just enough to pay for the repairs and the tow, but now I am back in the waiting period.
As a college student, it is extremely difficult to save a large amount of money, especially when the process to obtain a large amount of money takes a large amount of time. I have money with me here and in my savings account, but it is not enough to cover everything. So, upset, aggravated, and a bit depressed, I’ve come to ask for help. I was somewhat hesitant on asking since there are, of course, many people on this website (GoFundMe) who have much greater needs than I do, but I figured that if it was meant to happen, someone or some people would help. It’s very sad to see the car sitting in the same spot every time I come home from school, especially when it was buried in snow!
Thank you very much and thank you for reading!
– Jermane Hughes
The following is a video of when I first got the car: