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Bridging The Gap
After seeing a FedEx worker walk 12 miles home for months, co-workers rally to buy her a car
  Wednesday 06 November, 2019
After seeing a FedEx worker walk 12 miles home for months, co-workers rally to buy her a car

GREENVILLE, S.C. Darlene Quinn, 60, has been walking 12 miles home from work since her car broke down three months ago. Now, thanks to thoughtful co-workers and dozens of strangers, she won't have to.

Josh Lewis works with Quinn at FedEx. A few months ago, Lewis said he and his boss started seeing Quinn walking along busy roads.

Lewis said Quinn had someone who would take her to work, but she had to walk back home.

About a month ago, Lewis and his boss began offering Quinn rides.

"We told her who we were and that we also worked at FedEx," Lewis said, "She must've felt safe enough to get in the car with us."

Lewis said it was on those rides that he and his boss began to learn more about Quinn's situation.

He said her car broke down three months ago and she couldn't afford to fix it, so she began walking.

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A couple of weeks ago, Lewis went to his boss and suggested they start a GoFundMe campaign to help Quinn get back in a car. The fundraising page was posted Oct. 22. Within a week, about 100 people had raised enough to buy Quinn a car.

On Tuesday, Lewis said, organizers worked with a local dealership to buy Quinn a car, then surprised her with it at work.

In a video taken during the reveal, Quinn is visibly emotional.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/11/04/gofundme-fedex-worker-darlene-quinn-12-mile-walk/4154337002/

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