Still Driving at 105

Local Woman Gets New Car to Continue Volunteer Work

Shirin Rajaee, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, shirin.rajaee@keyt.com
POSTED: 01:06 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 02:52 PM PDT Aug 23, 2013 
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GOLETA, Calif. -

At the tender age of 105, Edythe Kirchmaier still drives herself to her daily appointments. 

She's a busy lady, volunteering for the Direct Relief organization, which has been a big part of her life the past 40 years.

A recent breakdown of her minivan put the brakes on Edythe's busy life, until Friday.  With the help of a generous anonymous donor, she is now back behind the wheel.  The centenarian now owns a brand-new 2013 white Honda Accord. 

Leaders at the Direct Relief organization tell NewsChannel 3 the donor wanted to ensure there were no further roadblocks to Edythe's ability to continue her volunteer work.