Serving Her Community

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:53 PM



Shakia works as a phlebotomist for the Red Cross. An important part of her job is setting up and staffing mobile blood banks, which requires traveling to many different locations. Without a car, getting to and from work has become difficult. She hasn’t been with the Red Cross long, but she enjoys making a difference in her community. Shakia’s lack of transportation will affect her new job. As a mother of three, Shakia is in much need of reliable transportation to support her children and their future.

With this car award, Shakia will be able to travel and visit her relatives more often. She and her kids are most excited for an upcoming trip they are planning to the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos! This car award will give Shakia and her family many more opportunities like this and she is extremely thankful, “I’m grateful that there are programs for people who have transportation barriers–this gives them the opportunity to achieve more!”