Tampa, FL – November 16, 2015 – Wheels of Success is gearing up for a special car presentation to a local person on November 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. thanks to funding by GTE Financial. The presentation will be held at GTE Financial’s corporate office located at 711 E. Henderson Ave., Tampa, FL 33602. We invite the press and public to meet the recipient and the funder and hear their stories.
Wheels of Success is proud to work with local business partners to fulfill its mission to provide transportation solutions such as vehicles, repairs and zero percent financing to keep working families working. GTE Financial, a long-time partner, selected Wheels of Success as its Charity of the Month for June 2015. Boy did the GTE Financial team step-up to the plate – cake plate. The Corporate Team organized a delicious(300+) cookie sale, a jeans day, a raffle, a breakfast, a lunch and a bake sale all to support Wheels of Success. After all the food was eaten and fun was had, GTE Financial matched its employees’ efforts so a total of $7,500 was raised.
Wheels will be presenting a 2002 Nissan Altima to our newest recipient, Nancy C. Nancy C., was referred to Wheels of Success through Metropolitan Ministries, a partner agency and employer. Nancy C. returned to Tampa in November 2014. After nearly a year of scraping by to reestablish herself, a reckless driver totaled her dependable car. Without transportation, she had a hard time reaching Metropolitan Ministries where she serves local residents in need. Thanks in part to Nancy’s “new to her” wheels, she can again count on reliable transportation to get her to and from the job that she is excited about and can continue to serve and help those in need.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
GTE Financial was established in the Tampa Bay area in 1935. Since then, GTE Financial has remained steadfast in its mission to be the financial cooperative that its members can always count on. GTE has been placing its members’ personal
over corporate profits in order to lend, support, and help so individuals and businesses in the community can meet their financial dreams. Please visit GTE Financial’s web page, www.gtefinancial.org, for more information.
We are proud to work with Metropolitan Ministries as an agency and an employer partner. Metropolitan Ministries serves poor and homeless families throughout
Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties with compassion, practical help and willingness to make a huge difference. Through its results oriented programs, 97% of those helped remain self-sufficient and 75% maintained or increased their income through employment. Learn more about Metropolitan Ministries at http://www.metromin.org/.
According to Wheels of Success founder and CEO Susan Jacobs, “We differ from many other nonprofits, in that we actually repair and recondition the vehicles we receive and present them to local families rather than sell them at auction. As little as $25 can help us start to rebuild a car, and in most cases $2500-3000 will complete the repairs and make the car safe and road ready for a local family.”
Wheels of Success accepts vehicle donations in any condition-running or not-and provides free towing through their partnership with AAA Auto Group. Donations are tax deductible. To make a vehicle donation or to donate funds for vehicle repairs, please call (813) 498-0115, or visit www.wheelsofsuccess.org.
If you or your company is interested in become a partner, please call (813) 498-0115, or visit www.wheelsofsuccess.org.
Founded in 2003, Wheels of Success is Tampa Bay’s only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing a full range of transportation solutions, including vehicle replacement and car repairs, as well as licensing, car payment and down payment assistance. To date, Wheels of Success has provided 797 vehicles and an additional 734 car-related services to low and moderate income families in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, please call (813) 498-0115 or visit www.wheelsofsuccess.org.