Originally posted by David Lee:
Originally posted by 6guns:
Good morning, everyone. Thanks to all of you! This fund raiser was far more successful than I expected. I didn't receive any checks yesterday, but expect them to be coming in throughout this week. As I'd said early on, I'll deposit them on Jan 17th; the first opportunity I'll have to get to my bank. I'll post the total raised amount toward the end of the week. I will say, it's impressive.
Many have asked about mailing items to David. I've declined having them send items to me, except for one member. After that I realized it would be better to mail directly to David and hopefully he can provide a local address or at least someone near who can accept items for him.
I've also been asked questions I can't answer....such as what vehicle he should get. One member found a van from a mechanic friend for a decent price. It's not my place to say yay or nay on any of this. I'm a collector and distributor of funds. I have input just like everyone else, but I don't have the decision making power here. Collectively (I hate to use that word), maybe several informed members can offer advice as to how best David can use the proceeds. One member is a banker who has offered his advice. I think that would be very helpful to David.
Personally, I think one of the first things we should hope for is for David to find good employment. If he doesn't, it's possible he may burn through these funds. One post here mentioned using the funds to find real housing and smaller reliable transportation. This combined with a good job, might be more realistic for the long term. I mean really, who wants to live in a car? But I'm getting ahead of myself. Like I said, I have input just like everyone else, but David has to be the one to step up and make his own decisions with the informed suggestions of fine members here.
Again, thank you for your help!
Oh I will be asking for advice. I value the knowledge base here and it keeps me on the straight and narrow. Looking at vans and mini vans mostly as they are practical machines. When Ol' Silver goes to scrap, I am keeping her hood ornament. I will use the funds responsibly and I've determined if there has been too much donated, it will remain on account at my Credit Union for when other Members here may need help. As for employment, I will dig in as soon as I can replace this old car and make my way. The houseing will remain on wheels untill I find a safe and affordable dwelling. I wish to remain in the Bluegrass State. There are excellent industries up in Ohio and were I more qualified in programming of machine tools, I would make myself known there. My roots have been shallow here in Kentucky and I hope to do better. This is my home now.