If you remember, last summer Campbell Nelson & SPIRIT 105.3 partnered together to provide 3 vehicles to various non-profits in the area with the ‘Big Vehicle Giveaway’. Mary’s Place, an organization to give a voice to women and children in emergency situations, was the first charity to win during the campaign. You can listen to the surprise call that Sarah gave last year.
Over the last year their vehicle was a helpful accessory to accomplish what they do in the community. They even gave the van a name, Margo the Cargo Van. Since then it has been severely damaged, and considered totaled by the insurance company. Read the full story below and find out how you can help:
We were so fond of her and so grateful for the help she provided Mary’s Place that we gave her an affectionate name, Margo the Cargo Van. Sadly, the insurance company just given us the bad news that Margo is totaled – and ours no more.
In the 12 months we had her, we came to depend on Margo to bring food to our shelters, pick up milk for the children, take families from our day center to night shelter, and so much more.
Margo caught fire at Mary’s Place in July – our best guess is that a firework accidentally rolled underneath the van and went off. We hoped she could be repaired, but she was declared a total loss.
Margo came to us from Campbell Nelson, who generously donated her in the form of a two-year lease after we won an online voting contest last summer. Campbell Nelson has come to our rescue again! This time they will give us $10,000 toward a new van to call our own if we can raise $10,000 to match their donation.
We’ve grown to depend on Margo in so many ways to help our families. Can you help Mary’s Place get back on the road again? Click here to make a donation to the Replace Margo fund!
Thank you so much for your generosity and support!