Rene and Tom Lamp started People Care Pet Pantry 11 years ago. During this time they have personally financed the vehicles they use for the pet food pantry with the exception of a car that was generously donated 5 years ago. With the exception of a few times, Rene and Tom have also personally paid for the gas and upkeep of the vehicles and the pet food pantry(web-site, phone line, internet, etc) so that money donations could go straight to the purchase of pet food and supplies for the families needing help.
Recently, by helping spread the word, they were able to help one of their wonderful volunteers raise the money for a vehicle when their personal vehicle blew an engine.Now, for a couple of reasons, explained below, the pet pantry could really use this truck and, because of the expenses they already pay monthly, Rene and Tom cannot do it personally this time.
Right now: When there is rain or other bad weather we have to tarp and take a chance of losing some of the food we pick up or take to distribution because it is wet.
Right now: We either have someone else with a truck come or borrow a truck every distribution to be able to haul enough pet food and supplies for the families scheduled.
Right now: If anything were to happen to the truck Tom and Rene currently finance, not only are they out of a personal vehicle for doctor appts, etc, but they would also be out of a vehicle to pick up donations for the families and haul to distributions.
Over the past years, we have borrowed a Toyota Tundra with a cap from one of the organizations we work with. They are now needing to sell the truck and have offered it to us first. They have taken as much money as they can off the price. It is a 2006 Toyota Tundra with a cap and extended cab and 4 wheel drive. It has 165,000 miles on it and has been well taken care of. The private party blue book is $5200 and they are offering it to us for $4000.
We know times are tough right now and we debated on even doing this, but we had to at least try. Whether we reach the goal or not we are so appreciative of all of our supporters and are grateful for all you do past and present!!!
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If the $4000 goal is not met we will be happy to return your donation if you would like it back.
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