Our friend needs help

You may remember Jay, a long-time reader here. And like many of us, he’s in a place where one financial catastrophe (a broken transmission) may snowball into many others. We’ve all been there, right?

Couple of years back I bought a nice very used 1999 model Ford car from a man here in town for $1500. I don’t drive much, and I have tried to be gentle with it but things eventually wear out. This morning the transmssion broke down and will cost over $1000 to fix. I need to raise enough to repair it or buy another used car from the place I got this one.

I am 67 years old and my main income is Social Security, (less than $900 a month) and two night classes I teach for Marshall University. If you can help me get back on the road, I will be very grateful. I am totally on foot right now, so time is of the essence. I live a mile out of town, and I have to walk over the hill to get any supplies.

I spent my prime earning years as a minister and did not accumulate any assets for my “golden years”. Also I spent the last 15 years caring for my elderly mother until she died in September 2015. When she died I lost 2/3 of my income and it has been a struggle ever since to get by.

It’s my late mother’s birthday. My mom was one of those people who worried about everybody, and I know if she was still here, she’d want to help. It would be nice if we could all chip in and help Jay.

If you can spare even $5, please contribute to his GoFundMe page.

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