Tampa, Fla. (November 1, 2018) – A Tampa mother is getting a New-to-Her vehicle right before the holidays. GTE Financial and Wheels of Success are teaming up at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, at the GTE Headquarters to provide a gift of a lifetime to a woman in need of her own vehicle.
Denise Duggins, a single mother of five with three children in college, recently purchased a used car with a warranty. To her dismay, her new car broke down, and the warranty did not cover the issue. This dramatic turn of events left Duggins to figure out how to commute to her job at North Tampa Alternative School, back to her three-year-old’s daycare and then home.
Teri Averill, Director of Operations for Wheels of Success said “What we liked about Denise is that she continued to do what she needed to do despite this obstacle, which many would find impossible! She is utilizing the bus system but found out it is not efficient for her. She is often late to work and to pick up her youngest from daycare as a result. This is why she asked for our assistance.”
According to a recent YouGov Citybus poll, 24 percent of Tampa residents said that public transportation is not reliable.
Wheels of Success is dedicated to providing personal transportation solutions by partnering with the community in a circle of support to keep people working and sustain their independence. To date, Wheels of Success has provided over 980 vehicles and 837 car related services. Learn more at www.wheelsofsuccess.org.
About GTE Financial:
GTE Financial is a not‐for‐profit financial cooperative with more than $2 billion in assets and 23 Community Financial Centers located throughout West Central Florida. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 260,000 individuals and businesses. More information on GTE Financial can be found at www.gtefinancial.org.
About Wheels of Success, Inc.
Wheels of Success accept vehicle donations in any condition running or not and provides free towing through their partnership with AAA Auto Group. You receive the greatest tax advantage for your donation because we try not to sell your car at auction but present it to a family so you can deduct the fair market value of the vehicle. 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 becoming a partner, please call (813) 498¬-0115, or visit www.wheelsofsuccess.org.