Before receiving his Wheels’ vehicle Michael, a dedicated, hardworking veteran took 3 buses, spending over 2.5 hrs. getting to work. Struggling to get to work in order to support his family took its toll in terms of stress and lack of confidence. Riding the bus for so many hours a day left little quality time to spend with his family.
Michael received his “New to Him” wheels on Labor Day 2015, a 2012 Toyota Camry from State Farm under our Vehicles for Veterans Program. The Vehicles for Veterans Program was started with funding through State Farm in 2009. Since receiving his vehicle his life has changed and his dedication and hard work in the name of love for his family has paid off. He received a promotion and pay raise at his current job with the State of Florida as a Disabled Veteran Outreach Specialist. Michael says, “I could never have gotten this job in Plant City without a Vehicle”.
Michael believes family is everything, “There is more to my life than just saying these are my kids. They are my world and with this vehicle I am able to not just support them, but be there for them as an involved father”. After receiving his Wheels’ vehicle, Michael’s commute time decreased to 35 minutes. He can also go with his family to Sunday services every week, enriching his life and making it stronger and more unified. Michael is also able to go to his children’s activities and performances, “Seeing my children’s face light up when I show up to their activities and school performances is priceless”.
With his new job, confidence restored and title to his vehicle, he supports Wheels of Success in any way he can and helps other eligible veterans by referring them to Wheels of Success so they can also get their “Keys to Success”.
Read the Article in the tampa bay Times http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/holiday-hopes-this-st-petersburg-family-has-the-drive-just-not-a-car/2303774
Donating A Car to Wheels of Success Find out more at: http://www.wheelsofsuccess.org/want-to-help/index.html
You receive the greatest tax advantage for your donation because we try not sell your car at auction but present it to a family so you can deduct the fair market value of the vehicle.
No Longer Waiting for Wheels:
Teresa – Cars for Caregivers
At Wheels of Success we often say the vehicles we provide, offers our clients their “Key to Success”. This is very true for Teresa; she worked as a nurse for 23 years earning $15-$18 an hr until she was left without reliable transportation. Without a reliable vehicle she is currently working at a factory only earning $9 an hr with 3 children to support. Unable to afford an apartment, she and her children are now living in a shelter.
Her story is what Wheels of Success’ mission is centered on: helping people who are working hard but struggling because unforeseen circumstances have left them without a reliable vehicle. Without a reliable vehicle these families often cannot get to work and are extremely limited in job choices and therefore, severely limited in their earning potential and ability to support themselves and their families.
Teresa is part of our Cars for Caregivers program. This program provides assistance to patient caregivers, as transportation is especially challenging for them, often working nights and weekends when the bus schedules are limited or non-existent. With a reliable vehicle Teresa’s job options will be expanded, she will have the ability to return to her skilled profession in the nursing field with higher pay rates, and as a result be able to provide for herself and her children. It is a simple equation…. a vehicle for her is a direct path to a better job, leading to a better life and independence. By improving her job situation she will be able to provide her children a roof of their own and hopefully much more. Teresa is looking forward to receiving her “New to Her” vehicle, a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban that was donated through the “Holiday Hopes” story in the Tampa Bay Times. “I will appreciate just being able to get to work to provide for my kids.”
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Tampa, FL 33606
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Validus’ experienced team of senior living professionals are dedicated to creating safe, inspiring lifestyles for discerning seniors in communities designed to suit individual needs and tastes.
This donation is a testament to their commitment to quality of care for their patients by improving the lives of caregivers so they can focus on taking care of patients.
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Car Care Class Program
Wheels of Success’ Car Care Class sponsored by State Farm teaches all aspects of owning and maintaining a car, including how to get the best insurance and the proper oil to use. Topics also include tire information, what to do to prevent your car from overheating and what to do if it does to prevent additional expensive repairs. Many of our Car Class graduates have reported that the lessons they learned saved their vehicle from expensive vehicle repairs.
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