20 low-income families receive vehicles through Vehicles for Change

In recognition of its 20th anniversary, Vehicles for Change and its long-time partner, Heritage | MileOne Autogroup, presented 20 cars to 20 local families whose lives will be transformed by having access to personal transportation.

Since 1999, Vehicles for Change has empowered low-income families across Maryland to achieve economic and personal independence by providing them with access to transportation. As part of its longstanding partnership with Vehicles for Change, Heritage | MileOne Autogroup has committed more than 170 vehicles — including the 20 for 20 donation, valued at over $1 million, to area families in need of transportation.

One vehicle recipient, Listra Williams, a certified nursing assistant at LifeBridge Health’s Northwest Hospital, was surprised as Northwest Hospital President Craig Carmichael joined MileOne Autogroup Chief Operations Officer Scott Fader and Vehicles for Change Executive Director Marty Schwartz in handing her keys to her car during her shift.

Maryland Secretary of Human Services Lourdes R. Padilla, Maryland Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services Robert L. Green and Maryland Department of Labor Executive Director Michael R. DiGiacomo then joined MileOne Autogroup Chief Executive Officer Steven Fader at Heritage Toyota Owings Mills where an additional 19 vehicles were presented to recipients rounding out the 20 for 20 celebration.

To learn more, visit the Vehicles for Change website.

Source: Vehicles for Change