Hello everyone. We are writing this blog today and will be emailing it out also. We are asking you to simply Help Us Spread The Word Please.
Yesterday, our Mobile Crisis/Intervention Unit van began its further decent into non-existence. It is a 1995 Chevrolet Cargo van with approx 235,000 miles on it. It has been good to us. It is actually Lance Greene & Pat Mishlers’ personal vehicle and only vehicle. It gets used for all of STA’s Mobile Crisis activities.
Last week i repaired the water pump myself. I installed new front brakes about 3 months ago. We put new tires on it about 2 months ago.
Now, the transmission is not shifting into high gear. If we continue to drive it, which we will, the van will be out of commission soon. Very soon. It also needs new U-Joints, a thermostat, rear brakes badly and a windshield wiper motor. The most important being the transmission however.
That will mean, Straight Ahead Outreach (Taking Back Your Life) Inc. and its Mobile crisis/Intervention Unit will be out of commission other than what we do on the phones and computer to help our Friends In Need.
Our Mobile Crisis van is our 2nd most important tool. Our phones are our most important. We are contacted by agencies, other Friends In Need, and friends & relatives of people in need by phone or they see our van and approach us. We then get to them in our Mobile Crisis Van. We do not expect them to get to us as we are 100% Mobile. We do not have a facility.
We either need help to get this van repaired or a replacement van. We are a nonprofit. We receive no federal funding and very little donations from the general public. We work hard and make huge one on one impacts in those we help, our Friends In Need.
If you or anyone you may know wishes to Donate to this specific need, please,…. please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and advise me of that. Or you may simply call me at: 865-964-1461. Why? Because if we do not raise enough to take care of the repairs, then we want to return the monies to you which you donated with the repairs in mind. We/STA does not wish to keep funds which you gave for a specific purpose if we do not or are not able to carry out that specific situation. What i mean here is, for example, if we get 50 people to give $20.00 that simply is not going to cover the costs. So, we would not want to mislead those 50 people into giving $20.00 and then not be able to use it on the repairs. Your Money is simply just too valuable these days for it not to be spent where it was intended. We realize this and respect it.
The needed repairs would cost approx $4000.00
We could replace the van for approx $11,000.00
We are asking you today to please simply pass this information on to as many people you can to Help Us Spread The Word.
Will you please pass this on now? If you pass it on to 10 people and they do the same and so on, we are bound to come across someone who can help us with this urgent situation.
Thank you for your time,
If you choose, you may click here on the Donate button and Help via PayPal. If we do not raise enough funds for the repairs or a replacement vehicle we will be happy to refund your donation.