[pull_quote_center]This man’s commute makes everyone else’s seem easy…[/pull_quote_center]
It takes James Robertson eight hours to make the forty six-mile commute to and from work. He walks 21 of those miles everyday…yes everyday.
Robertson, 56, is an injection molder at Schain Mould & Engineering, a plastic-elements producer positioned in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He lives in Detroit, and for the last 11 years, after his 1988 Honda Accord give up on him, he had to depend on restricted public transportation, occasional rides from others and his feet to make the day by day trek, the Detroit Free Press stated. He is unable to find the money for the cost of buying and sustaining a automobile by earning just $10.55 an hour, and he hasn’t moved nearer to work as a result of his girlfriend inherited the house the place they reside.
Robertson leaves around 8 a.m. everyday to arrive at work for his 2 p.m. shift, which ends at 10 p.m. He catches the closing bus towards Detroit at 1 a.m. and doesn’t get to his home before 4 a.m. He says a prayer when he arrives home safe each nigh, walking during the dangerous space alongside 8 Mile. Despite all this, he nonetheless manages to have a pristine attendance document and does not whinge.
“I can’t imagine not working,” he said.
After the Detroit Free Press printed Robertson’s story, heaps replied on Facebook, asking how they might lend a hand. Evan Leedy, a student at Detroit’s Wayne State college, decided to arrange a GoFundMe account to raise money for Robertson to purchase a car.
In the beginning, Leedy said, he failed to even think someone would donate. So he set the intention at a modest $5,000. In just at some point, then again, donations soared to almost $50,000.
“That is obviously more than just a car now,” he said. “It could develop into one thing way greater than that. Perhaps he might use this cash to maneuver out and transfer elsewhere…We have had a Chevy dealership in addition to Honda corporate. Each one of them wants to donate a car to him. So he can use this cash for whatever else he desires.”