We celebrate the accomplishment of those who purchase cars through the program. Working Wheels is not a handout. Program participants must first demonstrate the capacity to save up enough money to purchase the car at a reduced rate and maintain the car. We help get families on the road in a dependable car, but their hard work and progress on this journey to self-sufficiency is what we celebrate when we pass the keys.
I'm in recovery with 22 months clean. I messed my life up while using. I lost everything including my kids. Since getting clean, I've regained custody of them and held down continuous employment. Owning my own vehicle would make my day-to-day activities much more doable.
I have been taking the bus ever since I moved to Asheville. I will use this vehicle for work and it will also allow me to pick up my son on weekends.
This car means that I can get to work safely and on time. I have a good job and with reliable transportation, I can advance. Now, I can also go see my family!
When I found out about the opportunity to apply for a Working Wheels vehicle, it was a blessing because overcoming the financial hurdle seemed otherwise impossible.