James has been a chef and worked in kitchens for more than 30 years. Restaurants were hit hard during the pandemic, and he decided this might finally be the time to go into business for himself and start a food truck where he could offer restaurant-quality food. After months of planning, he finally had all of the permits and licenses and the truck was just about ready to go into operation. But sometime over Memorial Day, the truck was stolen. A police report and insurance claim have been filed. After several days, the police found the truck, over an hour away. But the truck is unrecognizable, stripped down and everything taken. Sadly, James is going to have to start the business all over again, starting with another truck, and it will take three to four months at least to get operational.
James is always the first person to offer help to someone in need. But he never wants to ask for things for himself. He is hoping that insurance will cover the truck, but that could be a while and he will need a down payment for another truck, and unfortunately prices have gone up a lot over the past few months. There are also expenses for renting the kitchen space where he intended to be working (required for a food truck here) and other equipment that will need to be replaced.
Times are tough for a lot of people right now, especially in the hospitality industry, but if you can spare anything to help James get his business back to where it was, it would be greatly appreciated.
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