A custodian at a Tennessee elementary school is getting a new set of wheels. Teachers set up a GoFundMe campaign when they realized how hard it was for Robert Reed to get to and from work. And the fundraiser has already smashed its $10,000 goal.
At Farmington Elementary in Germantown, Custodian Robert Reed works hard making the school sparkle and shine. Without a car he works even harder just to get there every day.
“Let’s say I get off at 3 o’clock, I would get home around 7 because I stay at Millbranch and Winchester. I have to catch three buses and walk about two miles. I’m talking about all the teachers, they took me to the bus stops. They even gave money when I didn’t have any. I’m telling you, Farmington is a family here.”
And Wednesday, the Farmington family took care of one of its own.
Teacher Elizabeth Malone’s GoFundMe for Robert was close to reaching its $10,000 goal in less than a day. Coworkers and parents writing, “We love you, Mr. Reed,” and, “always a smile on his face!”
Elizabeth says that, “His work ethic is unbelievable. And we want our kids to pick up on that, not only to have a good work ethic, but also if you see someone that has a need, that it’s important for you to, if you can give, it’s important for you to do that.
“I love these people up here. Love em! I couldn’t have made it without them. It’s a joy to work here. Pure joy.”