Her car was her safety net. Homeless, it’s where she kept all she owned. Where she stayed out of the rain after HART’s Winter Sanctuary and where she could find rest from her disabling pain.
Running the heater periodically to stay warm during the cold winter storms proved to be too much for her old car. The radiator overheated, blew a hose and the battery finally gave up. Unable to move her car surely meant it would be towed and the end of her safety net. She didn’t dare cry for fear the tears wouldn’t stop.
Thanks to Linda and Ken Strom and HART, who came to her rescue, with the help of our generous mechanic, Steve Kuhs. Not only was her car fixed, but it also passed the smog check provided by Smog ‘N Go of Elk Grove.
Now the dark clouds of winter have passed and her spring looks so much brighter. She is now sharing a house and looking for an apartment of her own. Gratitude exudes her.
No one likes car problems, but for a homeless person it can be devastating. Not only is it a safe place to stay, keeping them out of the weather, but it also helps them to keep or find employment.
The Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for you to help a homeless person keep their ‘safety net’ running. Please give generously on May 2nd.