Driving Miss Linda
Organized by: Lora Suggs
EVENT DATE Oct 01, 2015
Hi friends, thanks for looking at my fundraiser. I need any help I can get with the finances of getting my mom Linda moved from Kansas City, MO to my brother and sister-in-laws home in Enterprise MS.
This needs to happen Oct 1st. The whole thing will take me 2 weeks, no one else in the family can take time off work to escort her.
My youngest Brother (the one in Mississippi) has; for as long as I can remember; planned for and succeeded in making sure our mom had a place to land in her golden years. He’s a hero in my eyes for this and many other reasons he is generous and kind. It’s not always been easy; his life has taken many turns. At every turn and relocation he made sure she was either in his home or he set her up nearby. He’s has done this for the last 12 years, this time he/we need help.
He recently moved down to Mississippi leaving my mom and sister living in a small house he bought to house them in KC. Both my mom and sister live on very low fixed incomes, not able to make ends meet. It’s become financially impossible for him to keep both places afloat so my sister has arranged to move to Alabama and we must get mom down south right away.
Here’s the plan:
• Fly to KC (one way)
• Rent a van or suv (one way)
• Help my mom pack and stage the house
• Drive mom to Mississippi
• She can’t drive straight through, so we need a nights lodging along the way
• Fly back to Seattle (one Way)
I estimate the trip to cost about 2,000.00 but am shooting for a buffer for food and extra costs.
Time on earth is limited, I’m really happy for this time with her and her quality of live will skyrocket in the new environment. Thanks again for reading, again, any bit we can raise will really help and be much appriciated.