NEED NEW (Used) VEHICLE TO LIVE IN

Please dig deep to help Sunny & I obtain a reliable vehicle before this one leaves us stranded, unable to make doctors’ appointments and shop for healthy food. Single female, 61. Disabled, homeless, immunosuppressed. Can’t use homeless shelters, share housing (see pic of 2018 Dr’s letter) or use public transportation. Service dog & I have been wintering in the car in the Walmart parking lot. We camp @ county parks May – Nov, rotating between 1 week max stay & 2 week max stay at those closest to my home community (Riverhead, NY). Currently camping in the yard of a local doctor, working to regain enough strength to resume camping in parks where I’m not so isolated and have other “regulars” to walk Sunny or help me to the bathroom and showers when I'm too weak and sick on bad days. On all Section 8 & Low Income Tax Credit building waiting lists. Didn’t win the 2019 drawing of Riverhead HDC’s 2018 lottery, but get all the weekly updates of waitlist openings.  According to recent phone convo with their executive director, Kelly, even with all the C-19 deaths, “… we got over 3000 applications. We’re looking at 20 or 30 years”. My faithful Chevy Blazer’s (311,995 miles) drive train is now failing because I’ve driven it with a bad transmission for so long, and it’s now consuming 1 gallon of antifreeze every 3 days because it’s not worth a $400. Radiator installation. Airbag has also stopped working, as you can see in mileage pic. To replace it with a comparable SUV is too expensive, but I can pick up a well-maintained Chevy van I can afford routine maintenance on for between $15,000  - $20,000. I bought my 2002 Blazer in 2005 with 30k miles on it and got much more than my money’s worth by doing maintenance by the book and driving it sensibly, but it’s no longer reliable and even dangerous now. Have been interviewing lawyers to do a class action suit on town, county, state & federal municipalities & agencies, NONE of which have any provisions for housing immunosuppressed disabled homeless people in our communities where we have support networks. No takers yet. Interesting to see so many long term care providers on campaign contribution lists (snicker, snicker, guffaw).  Please contribute in proportion to your financial standing. Many thanks! Here are links to some pics: Car mileage (high, as my Lyme Literate PCP retired and my closest LL doc who takes crappy insurance now 82 mi away on Staten Island): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_r_avpYWxBQWBGLsyAkT0oMRLt30nOrA/view?usp=sharing Doctor's Letter (no good for jumping to top of waitlists): https://drive.google.com/file/d/19htcbplO3PGZAdKDMp16Iu-24pU9BOnt/view?usp=sharing  Current situation (video shows maintenance of camp potty & shower tent too much work): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xAJCFbJI9WuyhIjpuMXwl9cTp8hJabRi/view?usp=sharing

Donations

  • Jordan Soreff 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Margot - Lyme Disease Advocate Hayes 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Karen Hassan  
    • $100 
    • 3 mos

Organizer

Terri Scofield 
Organizer
Riverhead, NY
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