Reliable Rides provides vehicles for Manatee County workers
MANATEE/SARASOTA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2012) – CareerEdge of Florida Inc, in partnership with the Manatee Community Federal Credit Union and Enterprise Car Sales, announced the development of a new affordable car purchase program for low-income workers in Manatee County. The new Reliable Rides program enables low-income workers and families to buy affordable vehicles for work and other essential family business.
“Having a reliable vehicle to provide transportation to and from work is essential to maintain steady employment,” said CareerEdge’s Executive Director Mireya Eavey. “Many workers and families are currently unable to purchase a reliable car because of debt or credit challenges causing high finance rates. We partnered with Manatee Community Federal Credit Union and Enterprise Car Sales to address this issue and provide reliable transportation to low-income families.”
Vehicles for Reliable Rides are available for purchase through Enterprise Car Sales. Vehicles available are pre-owned, late-modeled cars selected for low mileage and affordability. Each vehicle comes with a 12-month/12,000 mile powertrain warranty, vehicle certification, 12-month roadside assistance, and a seven-day repurchase agreement.
Financing for Reliable Rides is available through Manatee Community Federal Credit Union for eligible applicants who work, worship, live or are students in Manatee County or work with CareerEdge of Florida.
For more information on the Reliable Rides program and eligibility, please contact Manatee Community Federal Credit Union at 941.748.7704 ext. 101.
CareerEdge is an innovative partnership of business, civic and philanthropic organizations that leverages public and private dollars to provide opportunities for better jobs and wages in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The first regional collaborative of workforce investors in the southeastern United States to be designated as a site of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, CareerEdge was created with funding from John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, City of Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Bank of America, Bradenton 14th Street Community Redevelopment Agency, Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, Manatee Community Action Agency, Microsoft, Sarasota County Government and Jane’s Trust. It is also supported by Suncoast Workforce. For more information about CareerEdge and its partners, please visit www.careeredgefunders.org or call 941.744.2661.