Louis Bennett fundraiser

$30,536 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 260 people in 2 months
Hello Redding,

I’ve been inundated with requests for information about the other UPS Redding driver, Louis Bennett. Lou is a very private person and would not approve of me sharing his plight on social media, but he’s in a tough spot right now and could use some help, something he would never ask for. He does not have a Facebook page nor post on any other social media sites,so hopefully he will not hear of this campaign 

Lou came down with endocarditis , basically a bacterial infection around the heart He has been out of work since March 30 and is on disability . He has only just now had his PICC line removed through which he has been administering anti-biotics to himself every eight hours for the past seven weeks. He will need a more extensive and invasive procedure when  strong enough and will certainly need physical therapy before he can get back to work.The disability pay nets him a whopping $360.40 a week, and I know he is struggling to make ends meet. Again, he would not approve of this plea for help, but he is the most selfless individual I have ever met and I feel the need to ask the community for some support. He’s been the other main Redding delivery driver for decades and has gone above and beyond for his customers. Please  contribute whatever you  feel is appropriate 

Thank you for your support,
Pete Woolfe
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Hello friends of Louis Bennett,

Just a quick update on how Lou is doing and what’s going on with the go fund me campaign.

Lou is doing much better, walking 5 miles a day and hitting the weights. He meets with his cardiac surgeon July 9 to determine when he will have his surgery. In the meantime, he’s scheduled to come back to work July 15 so that he can maintain his health and pension benefits, and will continue working until the surgery date. Afterwards, he will be out for an extended period again while he recovers.

On June 24 I received an email from go fund me stating that they were sending me a check for $29,572.24 in 7 to 10 days. As soon as I receive it, we will set up a day for Lou to come into UPS and present it to him during our morning meeting, along with all the cash contributions that were collected. Although Lou became aware of the campaign, I can tell you he was overwhelmed and eternally grateful to all of you who made this such a success. I hope to have a video of the presentation to post afterwards.

Thank you all again for your wonderful support and compassion, it was an honor being able to be a part of this.

Sincerely, Petes
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Ok everyone I’m deactivating the campaign. Hopefully this will allow the funds to finally be released and I can present Lou with a check by weeks end. Thank you all so much for your support. I hope to have a video to share of the event during our morning meeting at UPS.
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Hello Everyone,

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed to the Louis Bennett Go Fund Me campaign. Over 500 people contributed, shattering the goal of $10,000.0 three times over. As a friend and coworker of Lou’s for over 30 years at UPS, it was an awesome and humbling experience to be able to do this. Your generosity will go a long way to helping Lou cover expenses during his lengthy time away from work. In accordance with the Go Fund Me guidelines, I am also updating this post in order that the funds can be released. As stated, Lou is my friend and coworker. I intend to withdraw the money and hand over every penny to Lou. He has agreed to come in for a morning meeting at work where we can present it to him.. Ideally this will be by the end of the first week of June, provided I receive the funds by then.

Thanks again for all you have done to a most deserving individual.

Sincerely, Peter Woolfe
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$30,536 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 260 people in 2 months
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