Heartwarming moment coworkers buy car for a woman who walked 24 miles to get home from for three months after her only vehicle broke down
- Darlene Quinn, a 60-year-old package handler working for FedEx in South Carolina, was noticed walking home from work by coworkers a few months back
- Coworkers who stopped to give her a ride learned her car had broken down and that she was getting a lift to work, but walking 12 miles to get home
- The coworkers, after learning she had been walking for three moths, started a Gofundme page and raised enough money to buy her a new car
- The gofundme page raised $8,265, just short of a $10000 goal, reports the website, from coworkers and strangers
- Quinn, in a video, becomes visibly emotional, saying she’s ‘going to cry,’ when the coworkers tell her they’ve bought her a replacement vehicle
Colleagues of a woman who was forced to get rides into work and walk 12 miles to get home after her car broke down have bought her a new vehicle.
Package handler Darlene Quinn, 60, was surprised by her fellow employees when they presented her with a used vehicle.
Employees at a South Carolina FedEx store bought the new car for her after she suffered for three months.
Quinn becomes visibly emotional in a video taken when she receives the special gift.
Package handler Darlene Quinn (pictured) begins to react when she is told on video Tuesday that her fellow employees at a South Carolina FedEx store had bought her a new vehicle to replace her car, which had broken down
Package handler Darlene Quinn, who works at a South Carolina FedEx store, was given a used crossover SUV to replace the vehicle she had used to go to work, which had broken down a few months ago. She is pictured visibly emotional in a video after she receives the news
‘It was amazing’, colleague Josh Lewis said of the moment, Greenville News reports.
‘She just started bawling crying and saying how she can’t believe that this is happening to her’.
Lewis said he and his boss had spotted Quinn walking along busy roads as they drove home from the FedEx facility in Spartanburg County near Greer a few months back.
Then about four weeks ago, Lewis said they began offering her rides.
That’s when Quin’s story began unfolding. She mentioned her car broke down three months ago and that she couldn’t afford to fix it.
She was getting rides into work, but having to walk home for a total of 24 miles per week.
Lewis said two weeks later he suggested to the boss that they create a GoFundMe page. The page on the fundraising site went live on October 22, and within a week 100 coworkers and strangers donated enough to buy Quinn a car.
The page helped raise $8,265, just short of a $10000 goal, reports the website, from coworkers and strangers.
A GoFundMe page helped raise $8,265, just short of a $10000 goal, to purchase a used, silver crossover SUV that was given to package handler Darlene Quinn (pictured with the vehicle), who works at a South Carolina FedEx store, to replace her broken down car
A silver, used crossover SUV was purchased at TV Auto Sales in Geer and delivered to Quinn, who in a video taken by Lewis says, ‘I’m going to cry,’ while choking up.
Lewis said Quinn told him she wishes she could personally thank everyone who contributed, Greenville News reports. She also gave Lewis a card to share with donors.
‘I told her she’s just an inspiration,’ Lewis says. ‘I know I don’t think I would walk 12 miles just to go to work or to come home from work on a daily basis’.
Fellow FedEx coworker Josh Lewis, who said he was authorized to