Homeless Veteran and Homeless Disabled Woman

50843080_1598834144658073_r.jpegOn Wednesday, Aug 18 I (Enrique Andino) went downtown to deliver some sandwiches to the Soupmobile. A man by the name of Andre approached me and said that if I "really wanted to do some good" there was a lady nearby who had been living in her car for perhaps about a month. I was apprehensive at first, but I decided it would not hurt to drive by and see if I could spot the car. I was able to find the car and in it, I found the lady in the picture, who introduced herself as Gloria. Andre told me she had a bad hip and that she had been there for about a month, he was homeless too, but he had tried to keep an eye on her, bringing her food and water from time to time. Andre mentioned he was a veteran and that he was originally from Arkansas.

Gloria had jump cables in the car, so we tried to jump-start her battery but it did not work. I told them I would try to find some help since I did not know what else to do at the time. I took some pictures of Andre and Gloria(including this one), and emailed them to some friends. These friends decided to go the next Monday the 24th to pay them a visit and decided to tow the car to a repair shop. They also paid an Uber to take Andre and Gloria to a nearby Motel 6. This first mechanic refused to work on the car, so they decided take the car to a second shop. The second mechanic said it was an electrical issue but that the car was fixable. Andre and Gloria have been staying at the Motel 6 since then, and these two friends have been funding their stay and the car repairs themselves. They have also been trying to get them services and getting them in contact with different organizations. The purpose of this Go Fund me is to be able to get some money to repair the car and also to be able to get Andre and Gloria the chance to stay off the streets at least until they can find some more permanent help and resources.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 4 mos
  • Rita Castro 
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Enrique Andino 
    • $40 
    • 4 mos
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Organizer

Enrique Andino 
Organizer
Dallas, TX
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