OWINGS MILLS, MD — In honor of the non-profit Vehicles for Change’s 20th anniversary, the organization partnered with Heritage | MileOne Autogroup to give 20 local families their own family car on Wednesday.
The first car was presented to a LifeBridge Health employee as a surprise at Northwest Hospital. The remainder of the cars were given to 19 other families at Heritage Toyota Owings Mills.
The “20 for 20” presentation included the two organizations and Maryland Secretary of Human Services Lourdes R. Padilla and Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young.
Both organizations have a belief that personal transportation is essential for people to travel to their jobs, schools, grocery stores, and health care facilities. Vehicles for Change has made this their mission since 1999 and has provided low-income Maryland families with access to transportation. The organization also leads the Full Circle Training Program for ex-offenders and unemployed people.
As a partner, Heritage | MileOne Autogroup has provided over 150 vehicles to these families as well as hiring auto technicians from the training program.
For additional information about Vehicles for Change, or to donate a vehicle, visit www.vehiclesforchange.org or call 855-820-7990.