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Donate a van or repairs and East County Magazine will give your business a free ad on our site

East County News Service

July 19, 2015 (Rancho San Diego)—Last week we told you about a foster care family in need here in East County.  (See our story). Debra Zeldin’s van was stolen and crashed by the thieves, and her insurance won’t cover the repairs.  She’s helped over 60 foster kids including Russell, a 6-year-old who had a kidney transplant recently but “is still wheelchair bound with a tracheotomy. He is blind and developmentally delayed.  See this Voices of Children video about his inspiring story: .

Despite fundraising efforts the Zeldin family is still far short of what’s needed to repair or replace their damaged van. 

You can help by making a check out to Debra Zeldin and mailing it to 8960 Johnson Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941 or donate to the “Van Fund” set up at Wells Fargo Bank at Grossmont Center, La Mesa, which also has a PayPal option. The account number is 1971183627.

Or if you have a car repair or van sales business, or would like to donate repairs or a vehicle, please let us know by e-mailing  We will give a free ad in East County Magazine to any local car dealer or repair shop willing to get this deserving family back on the road.

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