Chris's Dream- Drive for Independence
$5,974 of $10,000 goal
Drive for Independence Facebook Page
Thank you for taking the time to look at our site. We are a family of 4 and in need of a vehicle for my husband's needs. We are planning on looking at new vehicle options in the next year but it's a financial burden for us with needing more than a basic car. We are not able to trade in our current vehicle as a down payment as we will still need a vehicle to transport Chris while his new truck is being converted. Also I will not be able to drive the vehicle easily once it is converted and still need transportation to care for the boys therapy needs. The vehicle would need to be converted for him to drive with the help of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. OVR has very strict rules on vehicles they convert which states the vehicle must be less than 2 years and less than 24,000 miles. Once the vehicle is converted he will not be eligible for a new vehicle conversion for 10 years. With the amount of miles he will be putting on the vehicle just getting to and from work it makes much more sense to buy a new vehicle. Our struggle is being able to afford a vehicle that can be converted. Even if we don't reach the full amount every little bit will help to make the payments a bit less of a strain if we have a decent down payment and more likely to be approved for a loan. Our needs are for a 4-wheel drive vehicle and the only one that fits our needs is a Mobility SVM conversion for a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4. Please consider helping us to reach our goal and allowing our family to be able to become more active in our community!
We are working on starting a non-profit to help others with disabilities reach their dream of independently driving their own wheelchair accessible vehicle. More information on Drive for Independence: www.driveforindependence.wordpress.com
We can't wait to get Drive for Indendependence up and running to help others reach their goals!