We’ve had a car accident — Please help!

Dear Friends:

Christmas has always been a time of great blessings for those who are attentive to the movements of God.  This year has been no different.  As usual, God pours out blessings, but not always following human logic.  You may lose an arm in some accident.  The truth could well be that had you kept driving, you or others may have lost their lives.  God always allows the path that will bring us closer to him.  This happened to us December 26th.

One of our brothers was on his way to visit his elderly parents for Christmas when he was struck from behind by another car.  Praise God that he and the other driver walked away without a scratch.  Our car was not so fortunate.

AAA came to tow the car and said that it was impossible.  Brother would need a flat bed truck, because the rear axle broke on impact.  After four hours of waiting for a flat bead truck to be available, Brother was finally home.

As you can see from the pictures, the damage to our car is pretty extensive.  It will probably cost more to repair it than what the car is worth.  It’s a 12-year old car.  Nonetheless, without it, we’re crippled.  Because I’m in a wheelchair, public transportation is very difficult for me.  One of our brothers travels 25 miles (one way) to go to school; then we have apostolates, medical appointments and the usual trips that most families make to the pharmacy and supermarket.

WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP!  Even if the insurance company chose to pay us the Blue Book value of the car, it would not be enough to buy another.  We only have about $1800.00 the bank.

If you want to make a contribution, you can visit our website and use PayPal.  That is https://franciscansoflife.org or our blog at https://franciscansoflife.com.

Should you decide to mail us a check, please make it out to Franciscans of Life and mail it t0

Franciscans of Life

9461 Palm Circle South

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025

Franciscans of Life is a 501c3 not for profit charity.  All donations are tax deductible.

If you live in South Florida and you have an old junker that you would like to donate, we’ll be happy to take it off your hands, as long as it runs.

Poverty does not allow us to keep a stash of cash for emergencies.  Every extra dollar that we get, goes toward material assistance for the poor.  The primitive Franciscan practice was to refrain from have such things as emergency savings.  So we have none.

Thank you for our continuous generosity.  May the Christ Child pour many blessings upon you and your family and my His Virgin Mother wrap you in her protective mantle, as she did with the babe in Bethlehem.

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to all.

Brother Jay Rivera, FFV






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