By Laura Kadechka
| September 5, 2011
Wheels of Success gives
away 55 cars
Tampa, Florida -- Labor Day was a good day
for Denise Perez.
It's been one year since the single mother
of three has owned a car, but now she's holding
the keys to her own set of wheels thanks to
Wheels of Success.
"It will be very helpful for my three
kids since I've been for a whole year getting
a ride from my co-workers. Now I don't have
to walk ," she smiled, with her daughter
at her side.
For the last six years, Wheels of Success
has taken in your donated cars, fixed them
up, and put them in the hands of local families
for a small monthly payment.
While the program is ongoing all year long,
the organization teamed up with the Ryan Nece
Foundation for the "Get 55 Families on
the Road" event on Labor Day.
Thirty-one families received their cars on
Monday, with 24 more families receiving their
cars very soon.
"I thank God for this. It's awesome," smiled
Patsy Foster as she sat in her new car.
She says she hasn't owned a car in five years,
so this is a good day, one that will transform
her life with a simple turn of a key.
"I've been having to catch the bus and
all that, but thank God this nightmare is over.
Now I have a car and I'll be able to get to
and from work, to and from church. I'm very
grateful," she smiled.
You can donate your vehicle, running or not,
to Wheels of Success.
The organization will fix up the vehicle and
get it back on the road and into the hands
of a low to moderate income family.
Donations are tax deductible. You can also
make a cash donation which will go toward repairs
of donated vehicles.