Blog : Donor Testimonials
Charlena Montgomery is going to name her new car "Lightning," because "If it can get me safely out before the storm comes, I'll be fine," she said.
With three disabled children, Charlena's daily routine is complicated by therapy and doctors visits. "It's like trying to be in seven places at once." Her normal 3 hour work commute will be greatly reduced with her new car, which will allow her more time to spend with her children.
Charlena plans on making her new car her own by hanging up a keychain that has her children's birth bracelets on it, as well as her teacher ID.Continue Reading
"A friend told me that families like ours would benefit from the vehicle donation. I am a working single mother, and it's essential that I have reliable transportation. I support the mission and their organization's focus on helping local families." - YaaContinue Reading
"This is the second car we have donated to VFC. The process is very easy to follow and it was important to us that the cars, when at all possible, go to a needy family." - PatriciaContinue Reading
"J.D. very quickly and efficiently hooked up our 2003 Hyundai Elantra sedan to his flatbed and showed me exactly where to sign on the title. This whole exercise went so wonderfully smoothly. Vehicles for Change will definitely be our first thought for future auto donations." - MarkContinue Reading
"The process was very easy and smooth" -KeithContinue Reading
"We were very happy with the whole process" - PhilipContinue Reading
Heidi-rose Creuziger donated her 2000 Buick to Vehicles for Change in April 2014. A trusted friend recommended VFC and Ms. Creuziger was impressed by VFC’s goal and mission:
“I was most impressed with VFC’s goal of helping families and providing work training to people getting out of prison,” Ms. Creuziger said.
“The experience was smooth and easy,” she added, “I was impressed with how easy it was to fill out the donation form online. When the tow truck driver arrived he was polite and handled it with care. There was road work going on in front of my house when he came to get the car and he maneuvered that well! The best part was getting a letter saying my car was being given to a family!”
Ms. Creuziger admits being reluctant to donate her car, one full of cherished memories. “The first memory that comes to mind is when we brought my first child home from being born. I remember my...Continue Reading
"VFC and the towing company were extremely accommodating due to the severe winter weather that kept occurring during the pick-up times" - GeoffreyContinue Reading
"Very simple process and for a great cause. Would highly recommend"- Ryan
"I can't think of a way to improve it: your website is great, everyone I spoke to was helpful and courteous, and the tow truck driver was friendly and on time. Thanks!" - CarrieContinue Reading
Vehicles for Change donations coordinator sits down for an interview with donor Lynne Haslbeck:
You just donated a 1995 Chevrolet Geo Prizm to VFC, but it's not the first car you've donated to our program, correct?
Yes, we donated another car [in August 2012], a 1993 Honda Accord.
How long have you had your car?
We had the Geo Prizm since the fall of 1994, so 18 years. And we have had the '93 Honda for 8 years.
What's one of your favorite memories from these cars?
The ’93 Honda was given to my son by his grandmother. But the Geo Prizm has been a reliable car since we purchased it. It was dubbed the “G” and was also call the “legend.” The boys learned to drive a manual on this car. My daughter tried, but decided against a manual transmission! The boys also taught their friends to drive manual transmission on our car. Yes, we have replaced the clutch! The car followed my oldest to JMU and...
"I was pleasantly surprised with how nice your personnel were at each step of the process. From my initial "how does this work" discussion with Kim, until I was contacted from the driver of your pickup vehicle, everyone was courteous and very patient. It's nice to work with an organization that understands what "good customer relations" really means! My hat is off to you and your staff at processing the paperwork so quickly, and making sure that I knew how to handle the license plate turn-in and insurance notification.
Very good working with you, and glad we could work together on this."