Help Me Go Mobile! - Welding Work Truck

COVID-19 has been pretty devastating to small businesses such as mine which has caused some of us to close up shop permanently, or take out loans to keep ourselves afloat. Because of COVID-19, my business has been slower than usual which has forced me to reevaluate my business plan until I can get my feet back on solid ground and continue with my originally intended goals.

I am a metal artist. I create 2D and 3D art out of metal using cutting, welding, and blacksmithing techniques. I attended welding school from 2017-2018 and will be entering the advanced welding course of the 2020 Fall Semester to continue my education and expand my skills as a welder and fabricator. I am doing this for personal as well as professional reasons.

I started a GoFundMe to help raise money to purchase a low-cost work truck that will allow me to perform my services on-site at various locations. I am currently static at my business location (my house), and it restricts me from being able to travel to potential clients' locations to perform any needed on-site tasks (welding repair/fabrication) that cannot be done at my shop due to size and/or weight that cannot be easily moved without large equipment, or because it is a permanent structure. 

The truck I would purchase would be between $2500-$3000 and I would also be purchasing a small generator and portable welding machine that will cost about $2000. I have a welding machine at my shop, but it is not portable and only for shop use.  

Having a mobile rig will alleviate the frustration of being unable to accept work due to immobility and will open up more opportunities for work which will allow me to build more capital for my business so I can give back to the community that helped me when I needed it the most. I would like to get the funds for this as soon as possible so I can get my business back on track. I appreciate any and all donations and in the future, will love to return the favor to someone else.

Thanks for your time and efforts! You can view my work  via website and social medias here:

Instagram @the_arc_room

Facebook @thearcroom



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Karin Kokram 
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