Kimberly lives in her big car, in which she is able to sleep and have shelter as she stays in a Safe Parking program. She started experiencing issues with her vehicle, which is the most important possession she has left. She asked us to look into it.
We took the vehicle to our trusted local car repair partner, who assessed that the car had some dangerous issues that needed to be taken care of urgently. Thanks to your donations, we were able to restore Kim's vehicle and make it safe again. This is her home for the time being, and it meant the world to her that she can safely use it again.
Kim said: "Thank you so much again! The relief of having a safe car is priceless, especially when you have to sleep in it... it's absolutely terrifying to have something go wrong with it. This miracle gives me peace."
Pauline is a Christian woman who was experiencing mental health issues and was living in her car for some time when she heard about us at the end of 2021. We were able to minister to her and she received deliverance and relief for her mental and spiritual stability.
She signed up to be a part of our Christmas Miracles program. For her gift request, she said she wanted to get a haircut and a pedicure. She received a voucher for 4Seasons Salon, where her hairdresser Jacline learned about Pauline's situation. Through Jacline, Pauline was able to find housing and a job! We covered her move-in expenses, as well as household items she needed for her new home. We're thankful to our partner CityServe for contributing toward her deposit!
Pauline really experienced miracle after miracle since Christmas! She is beyond grateful for this new opportunity in her life. She is empowered to take care of herself again, having her dignity restored. She is working and has proudly lost 7 pounds. With tears in her eyes she told us: "I feel like a new woman! Thank you for believing in me."
After living in their car, Angelina and her teenage son finally got an opportunity to rent their own apartment. They were doing so well and were saving up - they found a good place and were able to cover their own move-in costs. However, right after moving in, the car completely broke down and it needed a new engine.
With today's car market it was impossible for her to buy another vehicle, and replacing a car engine is very costly. She used up all her savings on their new home, and she needs a vehicle to go to work and to drop her son off to school. Angelina became desperate.
Partnered with CityServe, we were able to cover this expense for this family and lighten their burden. Their car is now fully repaired and their lives are back on track! This bridge prevented them from falling into another crisis which would have ultimately lead to a loss of their new home. We are so grateful for our donors and partners!
Anzell faced a desperate situation as her husband had abandoned the family, taking their only car with him. She lives 24 miles from work, with no easy access to public transportation. She also has 3 young kids at home, with one on the autism spectrum. She had to take a leave of absence from work, and she was proactively reaching out to any resource she could find. But her savings could only afford her a few weeks’ respite; she was beginning to wonder if she and her children were going to end up homeless.
As it always is, God’s timing was perfect! We had just finished fixing up a car donation we had received several weeks before we heard of Anzell’s plight. It was clear to us that God meant this car for Anzell and her children. Anzell was trying to understand if this was a rental or a lease, and could not believe her ears when we told her it was hers, free and clear! She cried tears of joy and gratitude, and several of our volunteers were right there crying alongside her. With this vehicle Anzell was able to get back to work to provide for her family!
*In the photo: our executive director, Kristina with Anzell
We currently have several clients in need of vehicles to get back on their feet, so if you know of anyone willing to donate a car, please connect us. Thank you!
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