Hello Friends and Supporters,
The SHARE used vehicular fleet is still on its last leg.
SHARE depends on these vehicles to wash approximately 500 sets of blankets
every week, and to bring SHARE staff members to homeless shelters distributed
all over King County.
Here is the current status of our fleet:
– a Toyota Camry – has over 210K miles and still isn't able to exceed 50
MPH. The muffler needs to be completely replaced and it eats two quarts of
oil a week. This vehicle works
great for in town driving; however, most of our work is in outlying areas.
Mae” – a large GMC Passenger Van – has over 220K miles. The back doors are
unusable and it has a coolant leak.
– a Honda Accord Sedan – is currently un-drivable. It has a sensor
problem, bad timing and a bad shift solenoid.
– a Toyota Camry Wagon – was stolen, currently in the evidence bull pen.
We have not been able to go look at Bloomers; however, we think that the ignition
was punched. It has wheel damage(could be just a flat or something more serious),
multiple dents and scratches.
– a Toyota Sienna Van – hatch back
latch is broken. Has an electrical problem with the tail lights which
cannot be accessed due to the broken latch.
– a Ford E-150 Van – has over 220K miles. Was side-swiped on the passenger
side. Side door is dented and unusable. Also it has electrical issues.
– a Ford Windstar Van – currently un-drivable. It has transmission issues(bad
transmission respondent sensor), brown coolant(hoping just a flush will fix?)
and black power steering fluid.
Some SHARE staff members have to shift to using the Metro
bus – not a time saving measure with shelter locations spread from Issaquah to
Shoreline, Maple Leaf to Rainier Beach.
If you know someone who has a vehicle and they are a little
shy about donating because it isn't perfect, show them this web silte. They will
see that pretty much ANYTHING is better than what we have now. (All of this is
tax deductible too!)
Mechanics and tools are always welcome too, and also tax
Just email us , or leave a message on the SHARE
voice mail (206) 517-9011 for Sheri Rowe, SHARE O.L.C.
Vehicle Maintenance Committee E-Mail - Vehicles@sharewheel.org