Hi, my Angel Sisters! We are raising funds to help an elderly couple, Tim and Pamela Sender. They have been living in their broken-down car due to being unable to afford rent. Tim has been driving the vehicle to get to work but must now take the bus. Pamela is almost completely deaf and is left alone while her husband works.
They are not eligible to receive state-funded housing because they have two dogs they can’t let go. Their pets must be registered as service animals, which requires time and money.
Please watch the video below to meet Pam and Tim and see their situation firsthand.
Video by my dear friend Naye Olvera.
This is where they are living.
Their small car is now in need of repair that is greater than its total value.
Firstly, we need to get them into a safe, gently-used vehicle. It will be more cost effective for us to do that than try and make the necessary repairs to their broken-down car.
My brother is a mechanic.
He took a look and found that the engine valves are bent and would need to be replaced. Basically, the car will need the engine to be rebuilt. Since there are other problems as well, it would be better to just buy a gently used car for them.
I jotted down some quick numbers to decide the best course of action. As you can see, by the time we’re finished they will still have an old car in need of more repairs.
The goal is to raise enough money to get them back into a reliable vehicle, that’s where I can use your help. We’ve been looking for that vehicle and here’s where we are so far:
I hope our group of influential women entrepreneurs can unite several times a year to assist people who can directly benefit from our successes. Please join us in making this happen for Tim and Pamela Senders. You can write me a check, pay through Zelle or use your credit card via Paypal. DM me and I’ll send you the info. -Martha
We've identified the following cars on AutoTrader that might also work for them:
State of Homelessness in Arizona
“We’re seeing a huge boom in senior homelessness,” said Kendra Hendry, a caseworker with the Salvation Army, Arizona’s largest shelter, where older people make up about 30% of those staying there. “These are not necessarily people with mental illness or substance abuse problems; they are people being pushed into the streets by rising rents.”
Academics project their numbers will nearly triple over the next decade, challenging policymakers to imagine new ideas for sheltering the last baby boomers as they get older, sicker, and less able to pay spiraling rents. Advocates say much more housing is needed, especially for extremely low-income people.