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Financial Distress Parts Program

Post by matthew1 »

Hello ladies and gentlemen.

I'm starting a money pool / supporting program to get free Volvo parts to those in financial distress.

Contact Matthew if you need parts and are in financial distress.

FDPP Status

Here is the Here is the FDPP Status Thread. It has the latest on the overall lifecycle of all parts requests.

FDPP

I think it's an important thing in this time of mass layoffs, medical bills, and families with little or no income. The idea was born recently in discussions with the MVS Moderator crew on how to divvy up the 2020 moderator donations.

They have generously opted to donate a huge portion of these proceeds to this pool to help other Volvo owners.

Who it's for

It's for those in financial distress caused by the effects of COVID-19.

How it works - financially

I'll open a donation page in the coming days for you to donate if you choose to. I'll manage it, and in many respects it will work just like MVS Moderator donation drives.

The amounts donated and running total will be transparent and I will post them here in the forum.

The money will be used to buy parts, whole parts cars, and shipping.

How it works - supply side

In order to maximize the benefit/dollar, the funds will be used primarily to buy parts cars, and those will be harvested for parts. Those parts will be sent to those in need of them.

How it works - demand side

MVS members who need a part will qualify if they've been a member for 1 month or more. You will be anonymous except to me and the MVS member who sends you the part(s). You don't have to stay anonymous... that's up to you.

Parts nodes

We need "nodes" who have the time/space to keep a parts car, or the willingness to go to a pick n pull to get a certain part, or the willingness to donate a part you already have. Also, you will need to send said part(s) to people. I'll email you the part, name and address, you harvest the part and send it, then confirm with me you've done this.

The parts fund will cover your costs... parts car, pick-n-pull fee, postage.

I will never overload you. I'll ask if you have time, and if you do, I'll give you a job. If not, no worries.

So far

So far we have one parts car (Abscate, NY state), hundreds of dollars in the fund, and I have some misc 850 parts to donate.

What can you do?
  • Get the word out. Share this.
  • Donate (I'll have the donate page up soon).
  • Be a node for harvesting/distribution.
  • Offer your suggestions in this thread.
Notes

This is how I think it will work. Like anything, it will probably need adjusting along the way. Parts cars may not be the answer. Maybe that's asking too much. It's hard to say at this time.

The minimum 1 month MVS membership requirement I might reduce or waive once we get rolling. Currently, it's a protection against scammers.

Thanks

I'd like to thank MVS Moderators Abscate and Songzunhuang for their amazing generosity and heart. It's a great thing to work with people like you.
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Re: Financial Distress Parts Pool

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I assume used take off parts (still in usable condition) will be needed for redistribution?

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volvolugnut wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:23 pm I assume used take off parts (still in usable condition) will be needed for redistribution?
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I have a '97 850 AWD in Eastern Ontario that I've been using as a parts car for some years. Anyone is welcome to any parts I've not already scavenged from it, or to the whole car itself if they can arrange transportation.
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I don't have a parts car, but I'm always looking for an excuse to go the the salvage yard. Not always much to chose from but what's there is from rust free AZ :)
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You guys are amazing. Prouder than ever to be a long term member of this forum.
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I have a 98 S70 to part out here
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You can add that Free Stuff ad I have in classified forum to parts pool if you would like.
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This is impressive!
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I have a 1995 850 sedan with the 10 valve engine that is undergoing entropic therapy. Most parts are available but I am slow to get parts off the vehicle so if you need something quickly best to come out and grab them yourself. Located west of Calgary near Bragg Creek Alberta. The vehicle has over 750k kms so maybe only good for non-wearing pieces. Chris
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