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Meals on Wheels Truck Carjacked - UPDATE

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May 7, 2016 UPDATE
May 08, 2016

May 7, 2016 – Two days after the carjacking of the Meals on Wheels van in Fremont, the outpouring of support from everyone have been amazing!  See more

BENEFITING: LIFE ELDERCARE INC

Lily Shih

THE STORY:

Fremont, CA. - On May 5, 2016, a typical Thursday, Life Eldercare's two years old Meals on Wheels delivery truck was parked in the lot as it always is. The truck had just been emptied of the coolers with close to 400 meals they deliver every weekday and Bob (driver) was helping some of their volunteers get their coolers to their cars. A man and a woman came running towards the truck with 2 other men chasing them. While the man jumped in the truck and the woman started to, one of the volunteers saw what was happening and jumped on her. The volunteer let her go when he saw the man starting to get out and come around. The volunteer started talking to the man saying "Look; don’t take the truck, we need it for seniors food!” but they both got in the truck and sped away. The police had already been called and showed up minutes after. There was a chase and the robbers ended up turning the truck on its side along freeway I-580 in Hayward, about half an hour away from their office. It turns out they’d been trying to steal a car from the Smart & Final store lot nearby and the men chasing them were shopping plaza security. The truck will be towed to the police yard for a few days and then released to LIFE. Hopefully, it's in a condition that is fixable. They are charging the battery on their 20+ year old back-up truck, in the meantime. Everyone's frantically crossing their fingers that they will be able to smoothly deliver meals tomorrow. In worst case scenario, they will have to rent or borrow vehicle(s) to deliver food in Fremont, Newark and Union City. As it will be Friday tomorrow, they will be also delivering weekend meals on their routes. Ultimately, it's a miracle that no one from LIFE Eldercare was hurt. However, unsure of the extent of the damage yet, they are desperately planning their "Plan B" and "Plan C." They're expecting major repairs and want to be prepared to possibly rent vehicle(s). Therefore, I am pleading on behalf of LIFE Eldercare, as a volunteer, to our community for any support they can offer. It will take time before insurance can settle this hurdle.  Any donation for this emergency is appreciated and will help LIFE get back on the road to serve the 106,000 meals they deliver yearly. -> PLEASE SUPPORT & SHARE <-  * LIFE Eldercare * is a nonprofit, community-supported direct service programs for older adults living in Fremont, Newark and Union City, California.  Their Meals on Wheels program delivers every weekday around 400 hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors and older adults.  Their mission is to empower seniors to live with independence AND interdependence by nourishing mind, body and spirit. www.lifeeldercare.org Tax ID 23-7455567 Contact: Patricia Osage, Executive Director 510-574-2091

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$5,420

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Ching C Shih

    $250

  • Cel Bella

     

  • Beth Hoffman

     

  • Pamela

    $50

  • Niles Pie Company

    $100

  • Rick Arellano

     

  • Treva Gonzales

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kelly Kaiser Clingman

     

  • marty ankenbauer, Oakland CA

    $25

  • Jacqueline Gartman

    $250

  • The Gupta Family

    $50

  • Catherine Adams

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Alvarez Family

    $250

  • Ostrom Family

    $100

  • erin kreitschitz

    $50

  • Tschappat Tschappat

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stacy Vigil

    $100

  • Marianne Doyle

    $25

  • Lois Whitley

    $50

  • Linette Young

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Debbie Lee

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Kari Tervo

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lisa Stambaugh

    $50

  • Jean Kuo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Galila Kitzes

    $25

  • One Church LA

    $2,000

  • Kevin Bush

    $50

  • ARJUN RAMAN

    $100

  • Sandy Stabile

    $100

  • Jason Ling

    $100

  • Raj Salwan

    $250

  • Ching C Shih

    $40

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22% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Ching C Shih

Ching C Shih

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Raj Salwan

Raj Salwan

DONATION: $250

Happy to help! 1 year ago

Jason Ling

Jason Ling

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Sandy Stabile

Sandy Stabile

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

ARJUN RAMAN

ARJUN RAMAN

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kevin Bush

Kevin Bush

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

One Church LA

One Church LA

DONATION: $2,000

Thank you for your commitment to brightening up the lives of seniors. -Toure & Sarah Roberts 1 year ago

Galila Kitzes

Galila Kitzes

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

grateful to organizations that provide food to homebound seniors! 1 year ago

Jean Kuo

Jean Kuo

DONATION: $100

1 year ago