10 years ago James Robertson’s 1988 Honda Accord broke down. James works at a factory 23 miles from his home so for the last 10 years he’s taken the bus partway there and home. He walks the rest – a total of 21 miles.
So why hasn’t James bought a new car to avoid the dangerous streets and the cold winter winds of Detroit?
“I haven’t had a chance to save for it,” he says. His job pays $10.55 an hour – not enough for him to buy, maintain and insure a car in Detroit. But after the story went viral, Evan Leedy – who has never met him – started an online fundraiser to help James get a car. His goal was to raise $5,000.
In just two short days more than 11,000 have chipped in and raised nearly $300,000 for him. You can check out the online fundraiser at GoFundMe.