HAMPTON, Pa. — Many families can’t afford car payments and are at the mercy of public transportation schedules, or they don’t have access to mass transit. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette points out this lack of transportation eliminates or narrows job possibilities, limits promotions and creates a downward spiral into unemployment and poverty.
The recent merger of two nonprofits (North Hills Community Outreach and Community Auto) and will help many families reverse that spiral, says Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Community Auto, accepts donated vehicles, has them repaired and sells them at a reasonable price to low-income workers. The program relies on vehicle donations from the public and has accepted everything from a recreational vehicle to a car that hadn’t been driven for so long it had mice.
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