LaQuisha Waters, the most recent recipient of a vehicle from Franktown Automotive is a single mom of five children – 4 boys and 1 girl, all of whom are under the age of ten. This past month, LaQuisha received a 2001 Caravan that had been generously donated to Franktown Automotive to be fixed up and given to one of our families. LaQuisha’s two oldest children attend Franktown and transportation has been a long time issue for the family.
LaQuisha recently got a job and was having difficulty getting back and forth to work; she had to rely on friends, neighbors, and coworkers to help her get around. “I was always worried that something would happen to one of my kids and I couldn’t get to them” she says.
Transportation is no longer an issue for LaQuisha and her family. Franktown Automotive fixed minor issues on the car, changed the oil and did other routine maintenance, and detailed it for LaQuisha and she could not be more grateful. “I just can’t believe someone would give me something like this!” she exclaimed.
To date, Franktown Automotive has blessed thirteen families with much-needed transportation, while giving our youth the opportunity to learn life skills. “Transportation is a major obstacle to employment for many of our families, and providing a family with a car will allow them to seek/find employment and change the trajectory of their lives and the lives of their children,” says Franktown Executive Director, Chris Barnhill.
During the car giveaway, we were blessed to have one of our Board members, Sandy Wray, present to give the vehicle away and pray over LaQuisha, her children, and Franktown Automotive. After receiving the car, LaQuisha’s first priority was to get her five car seats assembled and into the car. “They are going to fight over who gets what seat; I can’t wait to see their faces!”