We were proud to partner with National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program to donate a car to Pikeville resident Jeremy Yeager last week.

Yeager wasn’t able to see his kids and walked as much as three miles to work and seven miles to the grocery store.

“I couldn’t see my kids, they’re hours away. Couldn’t do nothing, you know, and now I’m living. They put me in a car and changed everything,” said Yeager.

The Recycled Rides program also partners with Geico and the Louisville Collision Center to donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. The program has donated nearly 3,000 cars since 2007.

To lean more about the donation, watch the recent news segments below:

At Goodwill, we’re proud to address the transportation barrier with the Goodwill Cars to Work and Last Mile to Work programs.

Through the Cars to Work program, individuals who wouldn’t normally qualify for financing are provided secured auto loans with affordable monthly payments of $150 to $210 per month. The program promotes self-sufficiency by requiring participants save for a down payment and learn useful tips for paying off loans.

For participants, we also help with a down payment match of $500 (and $1,000 for employees) and offers a fixed 5% interest rate regardless of credit score or history. If a participant pays their loan in full with no late payments, they’ll get an interest reimbursement. There’s also a free credit health review and six months of financial coaching to help them establish or build credit.

The Last Mile to Work program supplies program participants that are currently employed with refurbished bicycles and other gear, including a lock and helmet, based on availability, to aid in their commute to work.

Are you in need of a vehicle to get to work? Let us help you. To learn more and apply, visit www.goodwillkycarstowork.org.

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