Derrick and his family had been without reliable transportation for several years until a generous friend of Families Forward Charlotte donated a used car to us. This donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has impacted Derrick’s life as well as the lives of his wife and three children immeasurably.
Prior to receiving this gift of a car, they walked miles and miles every day to get to and from work, to the grocery store, and for all of the other appointments and errands that a family of five needs to attend to. Most of us take for granted the cars in our driveways and the ease with which we can safely navigate around our city. This was not the case for Derrick’s family. Walking everywhere took up valuable family time and Derrick, who is a veteran, was even the victim of a hit-and-run while walking to the store one night. Now that they have reliable transportation, they feel that a prayer has been answered.