Atum Dyson is excited for his new car and the job opportunities it will bring. With his car he will "make more money and be able to get to jobs in Frederick," says Atum.
Right now he wakes up at 6:30 in the morning for a 2-hour bus ride to work that involves carrying his heavy electrician equipment with him.
Atum looks forward to easily running errands and driving on a vacation trip to Ocean City.Continue Reading
Charlena Montgomery is going to name her new car "Lightning," because "If it can get me safely out before the storm comes, I'll be fine," she said.
With three disabled children, Charlena's daily routine is complicated by therapy and doctors visits. "It's like trying to be in seven places at once." Her normal 3 hour work commute will be greatly reduced with her new car, which will allow her more time to spend with her children.
Charlena plans on making her new car her own by hanging up a keychain that has her children's birth bracelets on it, as well as her teacher ID.Continue Reading
Since 1985, America has dedicated July as national Parks and Recreation month. And what better way to celebrate than taking a day off and enjoying a few of Maryland’s 40 state parks! Whether your ideal day trip is taking the family our for a planned beach day at Sandy point or going on a spontaneous drive to explore the hiking trails of Cunningham Falls, there are adventures to be found and memories to be made. Whatever you choose . . . go explore, be active, and see what Maryland has to offer!
But nothing ruins a fun day in the sun like car troubles. So before you set out to take advantage of one of our beautiful park, you may want to consider a few things like: does your car need new oil, new tires, or a checkup? Even if your engine or oil light is not on, it’s a still a great idea to have your vehicle checked and serviced.
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Jamie Jacob will finally be able to visit her family members a few counties over, some she hasn’t seen in more than 6 years.
A mother to 3, Jamie spends a lot of her effort walking her 4 -year-old daughter to daycare and trying to get rides to visit her 15-year-old son at his Dad’s house.
She’s already put flower decals on the windows and a lei air freshener on her mirror. Jamie’s 8-year-old son looks forward to being able to join a recreational soccer league and cub scouts.
InDira Cue balances taking classes at Temple University, going to work, and taking care of her children. All of these things she does without a car. It has been difficult for InDira to get to places on time. It takes her over an hour just to get to work, and if she is late to pick up her kids at daycare there are late fees she has to pay.
Because InDira was having trouble getting her daughter to school due to transportation issues last year, her daughter had to be placed at a school closer to their home. It’s clear how much of an impact not having a car had on her family’s life.
With her new car, many opportunities will be opened for InDira. She will be able to drive her daughter to school, and have a shorter commute to work. InDira looks forward to being able to focus on what matters. “I’ll be able to drive to my mother and grandmother who both live in North Philadelphia and help...Continue Reading
Daniel Rivera is one of the top students in his class at Orleans Technical Institute. Not only is he an outstanding student but he is ambitious outside of school as well. He has been trying to fit a job into his busy schedule.
Daniel has missed opportunities for well-paying jobs because public transportation does not always take him where he needs to go.
With his award, Daniel will be able to get to his appointments on time, instead of relying on his friends to drive him. He will be able to secure a job, and says the car “will make him a better man, not only for himself but for his family as well.”
Thanks North Penn Mazda for helping us give Daniel his car!Continue Reading
Erica Jordan is a hardworking and motivated mother of a 7-year-old son. Because of her son’s asthma, which can worsen due to the stress of heavy and long traveling, he is away at a boarding school for the time being.
With a car, Erica will finally have reliable transportation, and will be able to visit her son more frequently.
On an average commute, getting to work takes Erica about two hours on public transportation. With a car, the commute averages to about 30 minutes.
“A car will help me tremendously. My mom and brother always tell me I need to get a car because I work at night and they’re worried, and now I’ll finally have one,” she says. Erica has just shared the happy news with her son, and he is incredibly excited. With her new car, Erica plans to drive her son to New York for his birthday.
Thanks to John Kennedy Mazda- Conshohoken we are one car closer to 100!Continue Reading
Tamara Miller, a grandmother of 5, starts her day by dropping off her youngest grandchild at daycare. She takes the rest of her grandkids to her daughter’s house, before finally heading into work. Without a car that means paying a taxi for each stop she makes, which quickly becomes expensive.
"It's frustrating not being able to just get in a car and do what you need to do," said Tamara.
She looks forward to the freedom of owning a car, "no waiting, no asking," and plans to drive to the beach over the summer.Continue Reading
Charmaine Simms is a motivated mother who envisions great opportunities for her family. The only thing that stopped her was not having reliable transportation, which put a strain on both her and her one-year-old daughter.
Looking for places for her daughter to go to school was difficult, since most schools seemed too far without a car. Taking her daughter to her doctor’s appointments was also a huge inconvenience. “It’s hard to take my daughter to the doctor at Children’s Hospital and having to bring a stroller onto the bus, and also trying to figure out the bus routes to DC,” Charmaine says.
Public transportation and its erratic schedules caused her commute to work to be more than one hour. With a car, Charmaine’s commute to work could be cut down to 20 minutes. She’ll also be able to take her daughter to the doctor without the stresses of public transportation.
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James Yates cannot wait to help the people with his car.
James works at a shelter and plans to use his car to help clients with important errands like trips to the doctor and picking prescriptions. He also wants to reach back into his own community to assist those that have supported him in the past.
Education and family are near and dear to James’ heart. He looks forward to returning to school and being an awesome uncle now that he can get to Washington, D.C. with ease.
“Everybody has a story. It’s important to be thankful,” James says. He feels good about being able to pay it forward.Continue Reading