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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Van - tastic, 175,000 Miles and Still Going Strong

Since 2008, the Servants of the Father of Mercy ("Homeless In America" blog), our KIA Rondo van (photos) has travelled 175,000 miles and intercepted 10s of 1,000s of homeless men, women and children – as well as collected 1,000s of clothing and food donations.  The van has made 100s of deliveries of food, water, clothing, blankets and shoes in Ventura, CA - Los Angeles, CA - El Paso, TX - Shreveport, LA - Nashville, TN - Knoxville, TN - Myrtle Beach, SC -  Denver, CO - Seattle, WA and others.

On Thursday, the KIA Rondo was taken off the road for 1 - 2 weeks due to major repairs.  Beginning this week it will undergo more than $3,300 in critical and expensive maintenances in order to keep it running on the streets serving 10s of 1,000s of more homeless for many more years to come:
  • Timing Chain
  • Water Pump

  •  Engine Overhaul
  • Rear Brakes
  • Front and Rear Tires


How can you help?  The van and the homeless requests everyone’s generous help this week in order to keep the KIA on the road and doing its job for the homeless.  Please donate however little or much by clicking on the following link:

If you prefer, you may post a check to the Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., PO Box 42001, Los Angeles, CA 90042.  The Servants of the Father of Mercy is an IRS 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt, nonprofit organization and a Private Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, listed in the Official Catholic Directory.  All donations are tax deductible.

God bless you and thank you for your compassion and kindness for the poor homeless we serve!
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  • Donate! to the poor homeless deliveries of food, water, clothing, blankets, socks, underwear, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, pocket Bibles, rosaries and prayer cards at
  • Post checks to - Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., P.O. Box 42001, Los Angeles, CA 90042. All Donations are Tax Deductible.

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