“You Each Have My Undying Gratitude”

“I want to thank everyone, from the bottom of my heart, for making it possible for me to acquire the Buick Le Sabre.  From the person who donated a car in Maryland, to the people at Vehicles For Change who made it possible, you each have my undying gratitude.

Circumstances recently required that I change jobs.  An abusive situation at home forced my eight-year old son and me to suddenly have to move into a friend’s basement.  I had been working part-time for the past five years at the Washington Hospital Center, but I had to seek full-time employment immediately.  Unfortunately, this took four months and put me in a serious financial bind.  Happily, I have now found a full-time position at the same hospital where I had already been employed.  However, I have to be at work at 5:30 am, and public transportation simply does not run early enough from where I am living to be able to get there on time each morning.  After one week in the new position, I realized that it would be impossible for me to keep the job without having a car.  Having this car will enable me to keep a job that I love for what I hope will be many years to come.

Thanks to Vehicles for Change, which made it possible for me to be able to get a car to get back and forth to work and get my son to his activities, and thanks to the incredibly generous man who donated the car, I am able now to see a light at the end of the tunnel.  This has been a very hard year for my son and me, but things are looking much better for us now.  I have hope that things will continue on this trend.

Thank you all so much for your generosity and kindness.”


Janice Birkhead, Maryland