GrandMomma Needs a New Car
Organized by: Sarah Haykel
Here's GrandMommas New Car! Thank you!
June 26, 2016
Today I saw GrandMomma at church. She got a new SUV and after service took me outside. I had to see it and share this gift and her "THANK YOU" See More
"Grandma's car burnt up last week," he said to me this past Saturday as I picked him up to go to a dance performance. "Yah, I don't know what she's gonna do now," he said. "Was that her in the minivan?" I asked. "Yah, that's a rental," he said. Six years ago, while working at an after school program through dance for youth with special abilities, I met a young man, who loved to Cha Cha dance. We quickly became friends at the program and he led me impeccably through the Cha Cha every time I'd play it during the after school program. He aged out of the program after a couple of years and still wanted to dance. So, I invited him to my adult salsa classes in the city. He can't drive, so his grandma would drive him one way and I would drive him the other. His grandma took a lot of care of him because his mother was sick. Dropping him off or picking him up from class in her beat up minivan, the GrandMomma and I became friendly and she always appreciated me inviting her grandson to participate in the classes. Just two or three years ago, her daughter, the mother of her grandson, died of cancer. It shook her grandson and the family and created some stress about who was to take care of her grandson. With things working out, the minivan of GrandMomma kept breaking down, but she'd always get it repaired and was back on the road again bringing her grandson to or picking him up from dance class. Just this past fall, another of GrandMomma's children, one of her son's, died as well due to health problems, creating more stress and strain for the family. And, to add to it, GrandMomma's mini van "burnt up" last week. She's usually carting kids around throughout the week and a car is essential for her to get around herself and support her grand and great grand children. To add to it, she said her house was broken into a while back and they took her safe, which housed the old car's title. She's waiting to receive the title so she can send it to the insurance company to get any money she can from the old mini van that burnt up. Otherwise she doesn't have any money to finance a new car. Inspired in church this past Sunday I thought, I want to support her to get a new car. And, that means, I need your support too. I can see GrandMomma in a brand new mini van, one that doesn't break down, and won't burn up for years to come. One she could even pass on to one of her grand or great grand kids if need be. Let's give this woman a break whose been through some trying times and helps her family so much. Will you donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 to get GrandMomma a new car? She is a resilient woman whose seen and been through a lot. She'll get through this too, with our help. Thank you, Sarah