compassionate employer partners with
Wheels of Success to help a determined
Alesia S. knew life would change when she
and her family relocated from California to
Florida—but she had no idea how much.
While driving across the country, their SUV
rolled over on the interstate. The vehicle
was totaled, along with a trailer towing all
their belongings. It was a terrifying moment,
and the beginning of a financial crisis.
piled up as the family was forced to rent
a car for over a month, pay for an extended
hotel stay and delay employment plans. Determined
to get life back in order, they bought a
used vehicle for $1200, but the engine went
out within a month. Undeterred, Alesia began
to rely on public transportation to get her
daughter to school each morning and pick her
up in the afternoon, as well as to look for
employment. The trips took hours.
to look up when Alesia found a job that worked
around her daughter's
school schedule, but accepting the offer
made finding reliable transportation imperative.
Fortunately, Alesia's forward-thinking
employer knew about Wheels of Success and
submitted an application on her behalf. Within
weeks she had a vehicle, and stability began
to return to her family.
Since then, Alesia
has become an irreplaceable asset to Wheels
of Success. She serves as the client representative
on the Board of Directors and works part-time
as its Administrative Assistant to help
other families sidetracked by the unexpected.