LaShonda Haynes came to God’s Garage, a nonprofit repair ministry that helps single mothers and veterans, to receive presents from a toy drive. She was thankful to be there.
About a year ago, she applied to receive a car from the organization but was told it would take two years. The organization relies on volunteers and donations to help individuals with transportation needs.
LaShonda, who is a Buckner Family Pathways resident, was extremely grateful God’s Garage would care to give her family presents this Christmas. Then she heard five unexpected words: “You’re getting a car today.”
The news almost knocked her over.
“Thank you!” she said. “You have been such a blessing!”
The vehicle will help LaShonda and her two children immensely. She is studying to become a nurse while in the Family Pathways program.
“It’s going to get me back and forth to school,” she said. “It’s going to get me to parent-teacher meetings for my sons.”