Car Death and Rebirth

Campaign Created by: Juliette Ochieng

The funds from this campaign will be received by Juliette Ochieng.

Goal : USD $7,000
Raised : USD $ 7,000

Back in 2017, a beloved friend sold me a 2002 PT cruiser for peanuts. She (the car) has served me well; I've often said that she was like me: brown, has a few scars, but not as much mileage as one would think, considering how old she is.

Well, her life lasted for 104,000 miles. I tried to take care of her, but, this week, her timing belt broke and the engine valves were destroyed. So, I'm raising money to pay for the new engine. The new one has 54,000 miles on it.Β 

These funds will also go toward a rental and gasoline. You already know the deal on that last item.

I've become the typical little old lady who only drives to church, but I definitely need to have a car to do it!

Thank you in advance for praying for me and for donating.


Cleaning Her Up
June 7, 2022
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Weird thing about PT Cruisers. They are rightly deemed to not be the most reliable cars. But everyone I know who has/had one loves them, including me. 

I had a later model, but it was repossessed. I don't like talking about that because someone else was at fault and talking about it interferes with my forgiveness towards that person.

Anyway, I've longed to fix up this one a little. When I get her back, I will take her to the carwash and pay for more than the minimum cleaning. The carpet is definitely coffee-flavored, which is camouflaged by its brown color. New floor mats also; I just bought new ones about a years ago and their cheapness is showing.

But what I'd really like to do is get the scars and dents fixed. She is still pretty with those, but she could be prettier.

I think that a lot of people will be doing this with their old vehicles. My parents have a 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser that's still getting them from point A to point B and back again, so there's that.

Thank you for reading, for praying and for donating.

June 6, 2022
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Almost there! I'm taking back the rental today; it's eating too much money.

I don't have to go anywhere until tomorrow and if I don't have my car back by then, I catch a Lyft.
And I can do all that because of YOU.



June 4, 2022
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I'm overwhelmed and overwhelmed!

Good overwhelmed: this campaign has raised over 50% of the goal Iset for it. Challenging overwhelmed: I have a lot to take care of in the real world.

There is no bad, however. God is good and I thank Him for all of you.

My car is ready to be picked up and I told me mechanic that I'd get it by Monday. Just to add veracity to my need, I'm adding an image of the invoice. Of course, I modified it to protect my mechanic's privacy. They are great guys, by the way.

I love you.


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