Dude Where's My Car Fund!
Organized by: Lauren Wyckoff
***Update: Ashley's car has been found abandoned and was returned... Smashed, crashed, violated and empty. They also have to get it re-keyed. They still have to pay the same deductible for repairs and now even more to get it re-keyed. I think this may suck more than just replacing it.
Ashley didnt want to burden anyone with this news so if she tells you, feel free to act surprised.
The loss of the car is of course just a tangible thing, no persons were injured or lost (unless this thief is found- but that another tale). But this comes at a pretty exhausting financial time and I figure 'hey, we can all rally together and ease this financial blow!' Because we are superheroes like that. Right?! Yup. And then I will go ahead and offer free rides from Ashley to all those that donate (she doesn't know this but I think she'll be in). To boot the fam had just returned from a trip to the beach so the car was chock full of all sorts of personal items such as 10 new yoga mats for Ashley's class, Kai's new roller blades, bike, helmet and pads, car seat and (here's a big kicker) Ash's IPad. No lecture needed, this is the first time she's left it in the car (under the seat). Those thieves are gonna have one hell of a happy dance when they find that - I wish it had a google gadget punching fist mechanism... I should call the apple people, I've got ideas.
All this being said, if the car is found in good condition (fingers crossed) I will return any money's donated. The duductible is $500 for a stolen car and there's other fees, rental charges (gotta get these kids to school and Ashleys handlebars arent that safe - say no to truancy), replacement of a few lost items (Kais stuff) and such. Id add a picture of Kai's sad face after finding out his new blades and bike are gone but no one can handle that. (Heart strings tugged?!) And any amount you could offer will truly help $5, $10 even is greatly appreciated. Thank you guys for listening and please consider taking the opportunity to swoop in like superman, because how often do we get that chance?!