Heartwarming moment when colleague & # 39; s buy car for a woman who has walked 24 miles to come home for three months after her only vehicle failed
- Darlene Quinn, a 60-year-old parcel handler who works at FedEx in South Carolina, was noted a few months ago that colleagues were returning home from work
- Colleagues who stopped to give her a lift heard that her car was broken and that she got a lift to work, but that she walked 12 miles to go home
- The colleagues, after learning that she had walked for three months, started a Gofundme page and raised enough money to buy a new car for her
- The gofundme page raised $ 8,265, just above a $ 10,000 target, reports the website of colleagues & strangers
- Quinn becomes visibly emotional in a video and says she & # 39; is going to cry & # 39; when the colleague & # 39; s tell her that they have bought a replacement vehicle for her
Colleagues of a woman who was forced to drive to work and walk 12 miles to get home after her car broke down bought a new vehicle for her.
Parcel handler Darlene Quinn, 60, was surprised by her colleagues when they presented her a used vehicle.
Employees at a FedEx store in South Carolina bought the new car for her after she had it three months ago.
Quinn becomes visibly emotional in a video that is made when she receives the special gift.
Package handler Darlene Quinn (photo) begins to respond when her Tuesday is told on video that her colleagues had bought a new vehicle for her car in a FedEx store in South Carolina, which had broken down
Parcel handler Darlene Quinn, who works at a FedEx store in South Carolina, received a used crossover SUV to replace the vehicle she had used to go to work, which was broken down a few months ago. She is visibly depicted emotionally in a video after she receives the news
& # 39; It was great & # 39 ;, said colleague Josh Lewis of the moment, Greenville News reports.
& # 39; She was just crying and saying how she can't believe this is happening to her & # 39 ;.
Lewis said he and his boss had seen Quinn walk a few months back along busy roads as they drove home from the FedEx facility in Spartanburg County near Greer.
About four weeks ago, Lewis said they were starting to offer her rides.
Then Quin's story began to unfold. She said her car broke down three months ago and she couldn't afford to fix it.
She got rides to work, but had to walk home a total of 24 miles a week.
Lewis said two weeks later that he had suggested to the boss to create a GoFundMe page. The page on the fundraising site went online on October 22, and within a week 100 colleagues & strangers donated enough to buy Quinn a car.
The page helped retrieve $ 8,265, just less than $ 10,000, reports the website of colleagues & strangers.
A GoFundMe page helped raise $ 8,265, just above a $ 10,000 goal, to purchase a used, silver crossover SUV given to package handler Darlene Quinn (pictured with the vehicle), who was at a FedEx store in South Carolina is working to replace her broken down car
A silver, used crossover SUV was purchased from TV Auto Sales in Geer and delivered to Quinn, who says in a Lewis video: & # 39; I am going to cry & # 39; while suffocating.
Lewis said that Quinn told him she wished she could personally thank everyone who contributed, Greenville News reports. She also gave Lewis a card to share with donors.
& # 39; I told her she's just an inspiration & # 39 ;, says Lewis. & # 39; I know I don't think I would walk 12 miles just to go to work or to get home from work every day & # 39 ;.
Fellow FedEx employee Josh Lewis, who said he was authorized to do so
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