A truck for John

$13,080 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 348 people in 32 months
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Today Nikki and I are asking you to help us raise some money to get a truck for John. His transmission went out and his engine block is damaged on his old truck and cannot be repaired. John is an 83 year old hard working man living on a fixed income and struggling to earn an honest living... At 83 he is still working! He is one of the kindest people Nikki and I have ever met and we need to help him.
Eight years ago I met John... he was mowing a yard down the road from my house and I asked him how much he would charge. When I returned home, my yard was cut. For 8 years John has been cutting our grass and he only asks for $20. We always give him more. Sometimes, near the end of the month when he is running low on money, he will come by to ask for $5 for gas in his truck. During the summer he watches his daughter's 3 kids and brings them along to help him. The only time we don't see John is if he is sick or is in the hospital. Since John's truck broke down 4 weeks ago, his daughter has dropped him off as he unloads his lawn mower, weedeater, and blower from the trunk of her car... just so he can cut our grass. If you ever met John, you would understand. His daughter is raising three kids and doesn't have the money to help him. Please help us raise some money to get him an older model work truck so he can continue to do what he loves. Nikki and I are donating some of our own money from our wedding to help him. God Bless.
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This is our final post as a thank you to all of the people who donated. We were able to get John a nice truck, complete with insurance, a new lawn mower, and gas money. Thank you also to WTSP-10 (Dion and Bobby), Automax (John and Tony), and People Magazine Online (Michelle). Here is link to the story... http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/features/2015/10/26/donations-help-get-truck-for-lawn-mowing-man/74648282/

Thank you to all who donated and God bless. -Robert and Nikki Norton
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We have ended the fundraiser at 13K! We will be giving John his truck Monday and will post photos and links to the tv news story! We will also be covering his insurance and some new lawn equipment. Thank you to everyone who made this possible! Thanks for your support!
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We are closing out the fundraising tomorrow. We are giving John his truck on Monday 10/26. We have raised enough to cover the truck, title and tags transfer, and insurance. Any extra money will help cover some new lawn equipment for John. Thank you so much for your kindness and support. We will be posting photos next week!
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Beth Crager Jehl
31 months ago
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6

What an awesome man. He is teaching his grandchildren about values and hard work. I love to give someone a hand up, too many want a hand out. This man deserves every dollar he receives. May God bless you.

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Candi Cooley
31 months ago
5
5

I'm happy to donate. Going forward, maybe he should get paid a little more to help maintain his new truck and help pay for gas???? Just a thought. Good luck.

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Mary Jane Sepmeier
29 months ago
4
4

I would like to make a donation now and again in the future as I would like to know that this special man will be able to have a little extra money so that maybe he can cut back a little as time goes on. Nobody should be having to mow yards in the terrible humidity and heat of a Florida summer if you are out of your twenties! Can you please tell me if I can make a donation at this GoFundMe site, or do you have a problem with contacting me privately with your address? Thank you for taking the time to care about this gentleman and to let people know about his need. I hope to be able to contribute to his "retirement fund". Sincerely, Mary Jane Sepmeier ---/ Ada, Oklahoma

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Sonya Nelson
31 months ago
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4

I think this GoFundMe should continue until Mr Joyce can be retired.

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April Nicole Davis
27 months ago
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2

I cannot believe someone is crying that it isnt fair! How ridiculously selfish. I am so happy for him. You look good in that truck mister!

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Elon Bomani
30 months ago
1
1

Wanted to make a donation but so many beat me to the punch! Just wanted to day thank u to those who helped John ! U R marvelous and my God continue to bless u with GoOD karma!!

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Heather Morge
30 months ago
1
1

I would like to make a donation. Can you reopen this?

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Gera Marinova
31 months ago
1
1

I respect hard working people who earn their money and wish I could donate more. I did as much as I could afford. I hope he gets a truck and some money so he doesn't have to work at almost 90 years old.

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Jessica Marie Gallo
27 months ago

Im sorry i just read this n im happy for yall. But i dont think its fair u use that money to buy a truck when nobody will donate to help me with dental expenses im in so much pain and have teeth im 29yrs old and have to get all my teeth cut out n need $950 to pay for it and i struggle as it is my options are to get my teeth fixed and be homless or pay this apartment ive worked hard to save for that im paying for today or get this place and be in pain teeth infections are deadly i have a bad aboses in my mouth and have been on antibotics for a month n half n have been in the hospital 2xs already because of it .. Im glad n happy for you guys in all but its just not fair.

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Ashley Ann
27 months ago

God bless you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers! Can you please help me get the word out with my story! I would appreciate it! God bless you!

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Endy Thomas
27 months ago
Karen Henderson
28 months ago

I love this ..

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Jacqueline Whitehead
30 months ago

My name is Jacqueline Whitehead and Mr.Joyce is my uncle can you help me to get in touch with him I would love to help him. He's my mother's brother

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Rene' Minnis
31 months ago

All I can hear is that song "I think to myself what a wonderful world" .....this is what makes America great! God bless you all!

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Cynthia Skokan Stanley
31 months ago

My new found hero!!!!

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Melanie Price
31 months ago

Please go on my go fund me page and donat@melanie price thank you

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Matthew Diaz
31 months ago

I am so happy to have donated. John's story was touching and sincere. It is unfortunate that at his age he still has to earn a living this way. I only wish I could be there to see him get his new truck and see the happiness in his eyes to know that other people care. Can't wait to see the photos.

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Sherry Benge
31 months ago

Wow! Nice fund raising and great Job to the Nortons! This is exciting - yes - please post some pics.

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Rhonda Calton
31 months ago

It shows John now has 12,000 dollars yet isnt interested in a new vehicle. Will whomever set up the fund at least buy the "family" a vehicle that the faughter can use to assist John with mowing, and as time goes by perhaps John would decide to drive himself. Hard working values in a great man. Bless you John

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Cassandra Walker Lmp
31 months ago

This is a great man !!!! He deserves every penny !!!

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$50
Robert Taylor
31 months ago
4
4

Great deed Rob, he will be thrilled. Glad we could be a part of it. Take care, Bobby and Ashley.

LB
$20
Lisa Buros-Hutchins
31 months ago
5
5

I hope this helps you, Sir!! This world needs more people like you to make it a better place to live!!

SD
$10
Sylvia Duma
31 months ago
4
4

I admire your hard work and wish you all the best, John. You are an inspiration.

$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
2
2
HP
$10
Hilary Palencar
31 months ago
1
1

I hope this truck keeps you mowing lawns for many years to come, sir.

Beth Crager Jehl
31 months ago
6
6

What an awesome man. He is teaching his grandchildren about values and hard work. I love to give someone a hand up, too many want a hand out. This man deserves every dollar he receives. May God bless you.

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Candi Cooley
31 months ago
5
5

I'm happy to donate. Going forward, maybe he should get paid a little more to help maintain his new truck and help pay for gas???? Just a thought. Good luck.

+ Read More
Mary Jane Sepmeier
29 months ago
4
4

I would like to make a donation now and again in the future as I would like to know that this special man will be able to have a little extra money so that maybe he can cut back a little as time goes on. Nobody should be having to mow yards in the terrible humidity and heat of a Florida summer if you are out of your twenties! Can you please tell me if I can make a donation at this GoFundMe site, or do you have a problem with contacting me privately with your address? Thank you for taking the time to care about this gentleman and to let people know about his need. I hope to be able to contribute to his "retirement fund". Sincerely, Mary Jane Sepmeier ---/ Ada, Oklahoma

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Sonya Nelson
31 months ago
4
4

I think this GoFundMe should continue until Mr Joyce can be retired.

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April Nicole Davis
27 months ago
2
2

I cannot believe someone is crying that it isnt fair! How ridiculously selfish. I am so happy for him. You look good in that truck mister!

+ Read More
Elon Bomani
30 months ago
1
1

Wanted to make a donation but so many beat me to the punch! Just wanted to day thank u to those who helped John ! U R marvelous and my God continue to bless u with GoOD karma!!

+ Read More
Heather Morge
30 months ago
1
1

I would like to make a donation. Can you reopen this?

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Gera Marinova
31 months ago
1
1

I respect hard working people who earn their money and wish I could donate more. I did as much as I could afford. I hope he gets a truck and some money so he doesn't have to work at almost 90 years old.

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Jessica Marie Gallo
27 months ago

Im sorry i just read this n im happy for yall. But i dont think its fair u use that money to buy a truck when nobody will donate to help me with dental expenses im in so much pain and have teeth im 29yrs old and have to get all my teeth cut out n need $950 to pay for it and i struggle as it is my options are to get my teeth fixed and be homless or pay this apartment ive worked hard to save for that im paying for today or get this place and be in pain teeth infections are deadly i have a bad aboses in my mouth and have been on antibotics for a month n half n have been in the hospital 2xs already because of it .. Im glad n happy for you guys in all but its just not fair.

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Ashley Ann
27 months ago

God bless you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers! Can you please help me get the word out with my story! I would appreciate it! God bless you!

+ Read More
ET
Endy Thomas
27 months ago
Karen Henderson
28 months ago

I love this ..

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Jacqueline Whitehead
30 months ago

My name is Jacqueline Whitehead and Mr.Joyce is my uncle can you help me to get in touch with him I would love to help him. He's my mother's brother

+ Read More
Rene' Minnis
31 months ago

All I can hear is that song "I think to myself what a wonderful world" .....this is what makes America great! God bless you all!

+ Read More
Cynthia Skokan Stanley
31 months ago

My new found hero!!!!

+ Read More
Melanie Price
31 months ago

Please go on my go fund me page and donat@melanie price thank you

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Matthew Diaz
31 months ago

I am so happy to have donated. John's story was touching and sincere. It is unfortunate that at his age he still has to earn a living this way. I only wish I could be there to see him get his new truck and see the happiness in his eyes to know that other people care. Can't wait to see the photos.

+ Read More
Sherry Benge
31 months ago

Wow! Nice fund raising and great Job to the Nortons! This is exciting - yes - please post some pics.

+ Read More
Rhonda Calton
31 months ago

It shows John now has 12,000 dollars yet isnt interested in a new vehicle. Will whomever set up the fund at least buy the "family" a vehicle that the faughter can use to assist John with mowing, and as time goes by perhaps John would decide to drive himself. Hard working values in a great man. Bless you John

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Cassandra Walker Lmp
31 months ago

This is a great man !!!! He deserves every penny !!!

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