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Financial aid for vehicle destroyed in fire

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Caleb A Peters, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Caleb A Peters

    Caleb A Peters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Hello everybody, My name is Caleb Peters, i am a 17 year old highschool student who lives here in fishers. I started a lawncare business 4 years ago and plan on continuing my business as my career. This spring i upgraded my equipment and bought a commercial riding mower and trailer with money i saved and have been pulling my mower with my parents old van. This week my van caught on fire for an unknown reason and i lost a lot a tools, my van, a $300 blower, and my trailer wiring is ruined. Thankfully no one was hurt. Unfortunately, this has stopped my mowing for this season as i have no vehicle to pull my trailer and even if i did i would have to get a new blower and my trailer fixed before i could start. I was planning on buying a truck next summer in cash when i had the money, but now i will have to buy one much cheaper. The insurance is not going to cover much of the damage as the van was not worth much. So i am looking for a little financial help to maybe allow me to buy a little nicer truck than i will have to get otherwise. I was told by a friend that i should try starting a go fund me so i did, and it is linked below. I REALLY appreciate any money that i raise from this, and please feel free to share. Thank you so much!

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/replacem...edium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet 20191106_131156.jpg



  2. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 6,703

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  3. zlandman

    zlandman LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 702

    That stinks.
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  4. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,534

    Looks like you need to get a part time job then
    oqueoque, Cam15, mhardin36 and 4 others like this.
  5. Mark Stark

    Mark Stark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    You have any vehicle insurance?
    Cam15 likes this.
  6. OP
    Caleb A Peters

    Caleb A Peters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Yes.... it only covered about 500 even tho i have 1.4k worth of equip in the back not including the van.
  7. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,245

    Regarding the equipment...Check into your parents homeowners policy...
  8. Mattmowsgrass

    Mattmowsgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 214

    also, in the future consider getting a policy on your equipment. A few bucks a month from hiscox.
  9. Grassfire205

    Grassfire205 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    That sucks. Gonna be hard to get donations. Just the way it is. Best bet is gonna be to find a job between now and next spring to make some money to pay for stuff. And take your address out of your info.
  10. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 6,703

    Did you click on the link? Kids already past his goal of $1500.

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