Ruben and Christina live in West Oakland. Ruben goes to school at UMCS in the Fruitvale and Christina has health issues which make regular doctors visits a necessity. Many of us in the community help out with carpooling which is great, but after about a year of this the time and energy it takes for Christina to request, coordinate, communicate, and arrange all the rides has worn and now causes a great deal of stress. When no rides materialize, they resort to Lyft and Uber which gets crazy expensive very quickly. Ruben is 10 and Christina isn’t comfortable yet with him taking public transportation alone.
A get-around-town car would be a fantastic solution. Let’s help this happen!
We are looking to raise 2-3K to get Christina & Ruben a reliable car they can use to get to and from school, volunteer, grocery shop, and to go to doctors appointments. This would mean the world to them and they would be enormously grateful. Here’s an African-American family, rooted in Oakland, that’s managed to figure out a way to stay and thrive here in Oakland. Let’s show them love and make sure they can stay!
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