On Monday, November 18, we discovered that the catalytic converters had been stolen from five of our lift-equipped vans, leaving them undrivable. Without our vans, participants can’t get to YC programs. We had to cancel activities for most of the week, leaving many participants, volunteers, and staff members disappointed.
Our disappointment soon disappeared when a GoFundMe campaign raised over $7,000 in under 24 hours to help pay for the repairs. Other donations appeared in person, in the mail, and via our website. We are using these gifts to establish a transportation and maintenance fund to support the repair of our vans, enhanced security, and vehicle maintenance.
We are so thankful for the support that’s allowed us to get our vans and programs back up and running!
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