Wheels of Success – Success Story

Wheels of Success – Success Story

Mark-and-ChandraOn Labor Day 2014, FMC Foundation of Caring Board Member, Mark Fitzpatrick, presented car keys to Tampa resident, Chandra Brown for her own 2000 Nissan Pathfinder.

The FMC Foundation of Caring provided a grant to Wheels of Success, a local nonprofit that restores donated cars to good running order.  Cars are then presented to families who need safe, reliable transportation to maintain employment and self sufficiency.

Chandra-in-carChandra, age 42, is a caregiver for her mother who suffered a stroke, a disabled son and 3 grand children while maintaining full time employment.  The vehicle will provide Chandra the opportunity to better care for her family and assist in transporting her mother to required medical appointments.

FMC Foundation of Caring proudly shares the same “pay it forward” philosophy held by Wheels of Success.  Recipients of the cars pay a monthly stipend to Wheels of Success enabling future families to receive a much needed vehicle through current car owner payments. The Foundation equally believes in helping create measurable outcomes to better the quality of life for families living in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties.

At the ceremony, Susan Jacobs, CEO for Wheels of Success, reminded everyone that transportation is a key variable to a successful life.  “Instead of family members needing to take off a full day from work for doctor appointments with bus transportation; they can now schedule appointments and return to work.”  The importance of vehicle ownership can mean the difference between being able to maintain employment or not.  Other examples include young mothers who can spend more time with their children rather than spending 3 – 4 hours on the bus traveling between work and home.

Chandra-wavingThe Foundation of Caring is proud to support Wheels of Success and to assist Chandra in her efforts to maintain employment and care for her family.

To learn more about the Foundation’s partnership with this dynamic program, please contact the FMC Foundation of Caring office at 813.783.9932 or foundation@floridamedicalclinic.org

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