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UMD partners with Wheels4Hope


Many clients leaving homelessness for homes of their own can meet their daily transportation needs by riding the bus.  But others need a basic, reliable car to get them and their family members to work and school.

Wheels4Hope logoThrough an innovative new partnership with Raleigh-based Wheels4Hope, which is expanding its work into the Durham community this year, Urban Ministries of Durham is now able to address this need for our clients.

"We're asking any of our supporters with a car to donate to direct it to Wheels4Hope, whose volunteer mechanics will get it into good, safe, reliable running order, something UMD doesn't have the capability of doing on our own," says UMD Executive Director Patrice Nelson. "Many of these cars will go to our clients and to clients of other Durham non-profits, as well."

Donations are tax deductible.

What does a new home for your car mean? It means that a single mom who fled domestic violence can spend hours each day with her two young children rather than waiting for and riding the bus. It means that a man, homelessness last winter, can hold a job and bring stability to a life that was in ruins. It means a woman, who lost her home and car in a fire, can begin to rebuild her life from the ashes.

Cars change lives! To learn how your used car can find a new home or about volunteering at Wheels4Hope, go to www.wheels4hope.org or call 919-832-1941. Be sure to mention that you learned of this opportunity through Urban Ministries of Durham.