SingleDad in need of transportation

My good friend Tesfa had his car stolen right from our driveway in the middle of the night. We live on the outskirts of a small mountain town full of good people (Wilmington, VT) so we were completely shocked when the car had disappeared right from our driveway. Tes is a single father of a 2 year old named Kai, and if you have ever been to Vermont you know how essential it is to have reliable transportation. He was also recently laid off from The Hermitage Club which had major cutbacks this season. If you know Tes personally, you know what a kindhearted and incredibly giving person he is. 

After notifying the police (who were completely stunned that this sort of thing could even happen in rural VT) we learned that another car was stolen the same night from another town 40 miles away (Manchester, VT) and ditched on a parking lot about a mile from our house on Hogback Mountain. We can't say for sure if this individual was the same who stole Tesfa's car but its a pretty strange coincidence. The car was a Blue Subaru Forester which was very appropriate for the winter season and it had his sons' new carseat inside. If anyone has a carseat they dont need anymore, he could really use one as well.

As of now, a good friend of Tes' has loaned him a car for a limited period of time but he definitely needs a permanent solution as soon as possible. Any little bit helps since it directly aids his efforts in attaining a dependable automobile.  The car will be primarily used to drive him to work and to take care of his son. Thank you everyone for all your help!

Much gratitude and love.


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Organizer and beneficiary

José Fortuny Ruiz 
Wilmington, VT
Tesfa Jacobs 
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