GTE Financial has been recognized as “Driver of the Year” by Wheels of Success, a local nonprofit that provides transportation solutions to families in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, allowing them to have reliable transportation for their work and personal needs.
“We’re so glad to have had the opportunity to hand over the keys to the recipients of our Wheels of Success vehicles, and know that this makes a real difference in their lives,” said Tina Narron, vice president of member consumer lending for GTE Financial. “Building a relationship with Wheels of Success has been beneficial for everyone involved.”
Each year, GTE donates a car each quarter to Wheels of Success. In addition, GTE has launched a pilot program for Wheels of Success through a relationship with the Automotive Buying Center (ABC), their social enterprise. This allows Wheels of Success to sell cars through ABC to low-to-moderate income families interest-free, with only a small down payment and up to three years of financing. The program reports to major credit bureaus, helping buyers build or rebuild their credit.
The Driver of the Year award was presented to GTE at the 8th annual Wheels of Success R.A.C.E. Hub Cap Awards event in April.
About GTE Financial:
GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $1.6 billion in assets and 21 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving the financial needs of more than 216,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.