The Importance of Transportation
In the United States, car ownership and economic success go hand in hand. A recent study by Dr. David A. King makes the argument that car access plays a key role in allowing Americans to lift themselves out of poverty.
Car ownership is also strongly correlated with better health outcomes. In a study of families in 12 Western North Carolina counties, Dr. Thomas Arcury found that those who were able to drive themselves were able to see their healthcare providers twice as often as those who were not.
Anecdotally, we know that vehicles from Working Wheels allow our program participants to work more hours, choose from a wider selection of available housing options, take themselves and their families to appointments, and spend more time with their loved ones.
Working Wheels Makes a Difference
Working Wheels has a measurable impact on the lives of working families in Western North Carolina.
In our most recent survey of program participants,
Your support increases these positive outcomes. Join us in helping WNC families improve their lives.
Donate Money to the Parts and Repair Fund
Make a real difference in the life of a local community member by covering a portion of the costs to provide a dependable car.
Please click on the link above to donate by credit/debit card or mail checks to:
76 Weaverville Road,
Asheville, NC 28804
Donate your time. We need your help! Skills of many varieties are appreciated, including: