Community Action Participant Receives Gift of Transportation
On August 17, the life-changing gift of a vehicle was presented to a hardworking Community Action (www.communityactionatwork.org) participant thanks to Southeast Community College’s (SCC) Auto Collision Repair Technology program and vehicle donor State Farm Insurance, in conjunction with the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® Program. The vehicle presentation was held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course as part of Vinnie’s 9th Annual Classic Car Show hosted by State Farm Agent Vinnie Krikac and 104.1 The Blaze.
Securing reliable transportation can be challenging for low-income individuals living, working, and raising families in Lincoln, but thanks to the generosity of a few Lincoln organizations, one individual served by Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties no longer faces this particular barrier to achieving economic stability.
“Community Action has a reputation for serving individuals working hard toward economic stability. We feel confident that this vehicle will support the recipient’s achievement of future goals,” said Bill Vocasek, instructor/program director of the Auto Collision Repair Technology program at SCC.
The recipient said, “I cannot thank everyone enough. Without this vehicle, I wouldn’t have been able to accept my new job, which will provide the income I need to provide for my family. This gift has truly changed my life.”
Community Action empowers people living in poverty to reach economic stability. The agency serves over 19,000 individuals through 18 poverty-fighting programs and services each year. To learn more or to donate, visit www.communityactionatwork.org or call (402) 471-4515.