In pursuing my dreams of creating my own income, and more time with my boys I decided to apply to become a driver on the Lyft platform in November 2018. I was super excited to try it out as a driver although a little scared at first, yet was successful within my 1st month of earning a bonus of $500 for completing my 1st 100 rides within the 1st 30 days of starting!! I was doing so well earning extra income working part-time creating my own schedule after work that I decided to apply for a contract driver position on the Uber platform as well by January 2019.
Once I began driving for both companies I quickly realized that I could easily replace my whole income at that time. It was then in February of 2019 that I decided to resign from my job to go work for myself, controlling my own hours, earnings, and choosing when I get paid! From then on it was so gratifying and just a huge blessing to work thru out the day on my own time while still tending to the needs of my home and children around the clock daily as a single parent living in a city with no family! To not have to wait a full 2 weeks on a paycheck anymore with the option to pay myself daily really helped me in meeting deadlines better for the sake of my finances.
I continued successfully to drive on both platforms in my vehicle until recently when I began having trouble out of my car from a previous accident where someone had hit me while driving and my engine having damage along with a recall on another major part on my car which caused for insurance to pay it off and my warranty to cover the recall damaged parts as well. This was a huge disappointment for me and my children. This entire sequence of events have created a big disadvantage and a slight financial hardship on my family being without a vehicle and unable to work. I am also a Shipt Shopper and Doordasher but have been unable to work any of these gigs due to not having any access to transportation the last couple of weeks. This is currently hindering me from also transporting the boys to and from practice and all other extra-curriculum activities they're participating in.
I am asking the public for help in purchasing a used vehicle soon to provide me with transportation again so that I can better provide the needs of my family! I appreciate any dollar amount and all assistance anyone is willing to provide to us at this time.
The boys and I thank you in advance!