A Heart of Gold
Pearly is a grandfather who is currently living in a transitional home after experiencing homelessness and substance addiction. Ever since his road to recovery, he has been on a mission to dedicate his life to giving back to the community. He is unable to apply to work and mentor at another regional transitional home for boys, due to a lack of means to travel there. His current job is located just a block from his transitional home, however, once he moves back with his family, his job will be five miles away. Meaning, he would have to pay every day to ride the bus in order to get to work and back.
With his awarded car, Pearly will be able to take up the job offer at Mountain Manor in addition to his current job and fulfill his dream of helping others get back on their feet. He is most excited about being reunited with his family to spend time with his wife and six grandchildren. Pearly is going to take one of his granddaughters to her after school church activities, while also going out to dinner on the rest of his family on the weekends. Pearly’s last words before he left with his car award were, “I am grateful. It’s an honor and a blessing to be introduced to this program.”