More Family Time for Dad
November 16, 2016
Anthony Dillard is a 25-year-old father of four young children, ages 6, 5, 4, and 9 months. To provide steady income for his family, Anthony endured a long daily commute for work, taking him from Detroit to Shelby and back. His morning commute before owning a vehicle, involved catching three bus rides starting at 4:30am to make it to work on time. Anthony also relied on bus transportation for shopping and errands, a challenge with four young children in tow.
In October 2015, Vehicles for Change, in partnership with Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, awarded Anthony a 2002 Saturn SL2. Owning a vehicle simplifies Anthony’s daily commute allowing him to spend more time with his young family. He also no longer has to worry about which grocery items he can carry with him on the bus.