Aaliyah | Harford County
Aaliyah, who recently moved to Harford County, is a Johns Hopkins employee and mother of a six-year-old son. Commuting by public transportation to work took Aaliyah up to two hours one way - a ride that only takes 20 minutes by taking a costly Uber or Lyft ride. Oftentimes, Aaliyah's commute takes so long she has to stay with her son at her mother's house in Baltimore City, especially when she's scheduled to work an early morning shift the following day.
Now with her newly awarded 2012 Mazda 5 through our low-cost Car Award program, Aaliyah is able to spend more time with her son and no longer has to rely on rides from friends and family members or public transportation to get to where she needs to go. Aaliyah is looking forward to cutting down her commute time and being able to drive her son to daycare in their own personal car. While Aaliyah’s new car will allow her to spend more time with family, she is also going to use the vehicle to further her own educational goals as well as her home's finances. “I’ll be able to work more hours," she says. "I’ll be able to do more things like work overnight and take classes to help provide a better future for my son and me.” To the donor of her vehicle, Aaliyah says, “Thank you for donating your car to help those in need. It means a lot and is greatly appreciated!"