I am a single mother of three boys, and work in Lake Stevens at the Tom Thumb grocery. I’m paid a fairly good wage, but with two boys still at home, it is often difficult to ensure that ends meet. I live in fear of any unexpected expenses, knowing that it would not take much to send me slipping through the cracks.
Several months ago a situation like that arose. One of the tires on my truck was low and upon inspection, I realized that all four tires were in dire need of replacement. I shopped around and was quoted several hundred to a thousand dollars for four tires mounted and balanced. Impossible. I had no choice but to continue driving around on my badly worn tires. As the months passed the wear worsened. I prayed every day that something bad wouldn’t happen and that I could safely drive my boys where they needed to go.
At work I see a lot of tow truck drivers and mechanics. I had talked to them and asked if they could keep an eye out for a cheap set of tires. They all said they would but I never heard back from anyone. Then just the other day a tow truck driver I had talked to about it came in and asked for my keys. Assuming he had found me a set of used tires, I gave him the keys. A few hours later he returned with my truck and four brand new tires from Les Schwab, mounted and balanced. He handed me the keys and the receipt, the total came to more than $600. I looked at him knowing I could never pay him back, but before I could open my mouth to discuss payments he simply said “Merry Christmas,” then told me he had a car to pick up somewhere and left.
I finally feel safe driving my boys around. This is something I could not have done on my own. This was an amazing gift, a gift that has so greatly eased the burden of making those ends meet. So I want to say thank you to Bama with Rescue Towing from the bottom of my heart for giving me one of the greatest Christmas gifts I have ever received.