LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - One deserving family in need received a life-changing donation to help regain independence as the Oxmoor Auto Group provided them with a free car.
Dana Stephenson received a refurbished 2017 Toyota Camry last Friday provided by the Oxmoor Collision Center and car donor Progressive Insurance through the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program.
The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, a local non-profit Christian organization helping provide children and their families educational and developmental opportunities, selected Stephenson as the recipient of the donation after hearing of issues with her own vehicle.
Stephenson is a client of the Cabbage Patch Settlement House organization, and was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after, her car started breaking down and she wasn’t sure how she would replace the vehicle.
Her daughter began attending Cabbage Patch’s NTI support program, and with the need for reliable transportation on the rise, Stephenson tried to keep up with costly repairs of the vehicle.
Luckily enough, the Family Development Department at The Cabbage Patch received a call from the Oxmoor Auto Group with a refurbished car to donate, and the program connected them to Stephenson.
On October 23, the team met with Stephenson and her daughter to provide them with the refurbished vehicle and a tour of the facility.
“To get dependable transportation to get back and forth to work, you know, transporting my daughter, groceries, everything," Stephenson said at the event Friday. "It means everything to us.”
The NABC Recycled Rides program works with businesses in the collision repair industry to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of transportation. The program has donated more than 2,500 vehicles, valued at more than $36 million, since its inception in 2007.