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Sometimes it doesn't take much to get someone "on the road again." Laura just needed a little help to make a big difference.

Laura's Story

I was referred to Wheels of Success by a temporary staffing agency. I was being offered a permanent job at substantially more money – a 60% pay increase – but my car had broken down and needed repair and I was to start the new job in three days. I live in St. Pete and the job was in Tampa. My husband had suffered a stroke and was going through rehabilitation, so I was the sole breadwinner. After speaking with Wheels, it not only referred me to its repair shop, but also had the car fixed immediately so I could start my new job on time. The auto needed about $600 worth of repair, which might not seem like much, but when your income has been cut in half it can be astronomical. Fortunately, I was able to take the job and am earning enough to pay the entire amount back, and have already started doing so. Without Wheels help I would not have been able to accept the position.

(Editor’s note: And Wheels would not have been able to get the repair done so quickly without the help of its partner, Herman's Auto on N. Florida Avenue in Tampa.)

Wheels of Success does more than give out cars. We help with car repairs, tag/title/insurance, car payments and down payments. Any donation, no matter how small, can make a huge difference. $35 transfers a title; $50 buys a tire or battery. Make a donation >

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