Joe teaches teens free mechanic class.

Edit: I didn't take this down after reaching the goal, because I realized that after you all continued to donate after reaching the goal, you were no longer just replacing tools; you were approving me. You were helping me get to a better spot in life so that I could do more. You were advancing my mission of showing love to the world. 

And so this is still up and running. I'm not going to make another one, I'm just going to keep using this one. Thank you to everyone who donated, and if you're new, thank you for your support as well.


I came out to my shop to get it ready for an '06 Elantra that I have been given, so that I could set up my next free class to teach teens how to take the motor out of it and put a new one in, and as I pull back my slider door, I noticed a big gaping hole in my back wall.

Theives had ripped open my wall and stolen everything that they could fit through that hole.

I'm really out here trying to be the best person that I can be. I made a lot of mistakes in my life, but look at my post history on Reddit . I'm really trying to help people as much as I can, and we're in the middle of a pandemic and thieves want to take my livelihood? I guess this is the world we live in.

If you want to donate to this, I greatly appreciate it. They stole roughly $3,000 worth of tools. I can't do nothing until I get the stuff back. I don't have any kind of savings and I'm living entirely off of unemployment. And I'm not trying to be doing that anymore. Even though I have seven disabilities, I have a skill that I enjoy, and I enjoy teaching.

Also, here is a Newsweek article about me from last June.

Thank you guys in advance for all the help you're wanting to give me. I really greatly appreciate it.
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