Changing Lives, Four Wheels At A Time
A lack of transportation can bring someone’s life to a halt.
It limits access to food and services, makes it difficult to get to work and to get children to school on time. It can isolate a person from family and friends. It can turn your daily commute into a miles-long walk, in every kind of weather.
Wheels4Hope is a faith-based organization that provides people in need of transportation with used, reliable cars at an affordable price.
How it works
They start with donated cars that usually have a retail value of between $2,000 and $4,000. These cars can be in any condition, so staff mechanics and volunteers assess the vehicles to determine the repairs that must be completed.
Once the vehicles have been assessed and repaired, they are sold to people who have been referred to the program by Wheels4Hope’s partner agencies. The price is always $500.
With the help of many organizations and community members, Wheels4Hope has provided reliable vehicles to more than 3,000 people in our area.
A community partnership
As part of our contribution to our community, Chapel Hill Tire donates the labor required to make donated cars safe and reliable. We are grateful to be able to contribute to their work, and to be able to provide reliable transportation to people who need it.
“They have been a partner for over ten years and will never turn down a repair that we send to them,” said Lisa Brusca, the Executive Director of Wheels4Hope. “We typically have a car at every one of their locations at any given time. It’s a huge donation and we couldn’t do what we do without them.”
You can find out more about Wheels4Hope at their website [https://wheels4hope.org/], including how to donate a vehicle and how to help cover the cost of parts.