Thursday, May 13, 2010

In search of a functioning car

My 17-year-old Voyager is facing major repairs, and possibly the end of its life. I am in search of leads for another car, preferably a long-term loan or outright donation to me. It doesn’t have to have been manufactured in this century; all I require is that it not threaten to strand me on the freeway. I'm equally comfortable with a stick or automatic.

I’m immersed in ministry with the homeless. I’m learning about the field, how I want to do this work, and the whole process of applying for grants to fund myself. I’m committed to this path, and am physically healthy and able again after cancer and chemo. It’s been a long road to get here.

I live about an hour from everything I do. I make that drive several times a week. I do have friends I occasionally stay with, but right now it's difficult to get there. I’m planning to move closer when I’m economically ready. (I'd take the bus, but different counties have different systems, and they don't connect.)

If you live in Northern California (or farther away and you'd like to visit), might you know of anyone who isn’t driving anymore, or who has a car they’re not using? Do you know of anything (very) cheap and reliable?

Thank you for anything you can think of!