OK, I know loads of folks here are not celebrating Xmas, but why not just do something?
Send $5 for a fund to get the lady a car. I am far from St. Louis, but if need be I will go there to help find a car for her (I have worked in the auto industry most of my life, I will do ok) if we can come up with 1000 people giving us $5 each.
I surely want to avoid any accusations of malfeasance, so advice on how to set up a fund would be appreciated; I also think that I can find a local dealer who will likely sell us a decent car for a good price to get some free publicity. If I get a response here I will get on that right away.
The woman has faced some tough times and our community has come through for other folks.
For the record I do not know the cafeteria lady, or for that matter anyone involved nor do I have any business or other interests here other then to help out someone who has fallen on hard times.