Donating a car, changing a life

Psalm 23 is donating a 1994 seven-seat Dodge Caravan SE van to a worthy single mother or father

Psalm 23 Transition Society is reaching out to help one family with the gift of a vehicle on May 19.

Executive director Marvin Declare says Psalm 23 wants to share with the community the benefits of its Donate a Vehicle Program, knowing it can change somebody’s life for the Better.

“We are currently inspecting the vehicle for any issues, so we can make the van road worthy and safe so the recipient won’t have to worry about repairs.”

Every aspect of this used vehicle is being checked out and repairs will be made as needed, he says, adding all of the labour on the vehicle is being donated by Albert Able, a student at Psalm 23 Training Centre.

All detailing work inside and out have been donated by Sunrise Ford, while the broken window, the rear glass replacement, parts and all labour have been provided by 100 Mile Glass.

The 1994 seven-seat Dodge Caravan SE van will be donated to a worthy single mother or father with at least two children who may be struggling in the economic downturn and could truly benefit from this gift.

Until May 15, Psalm 23 is encouraging community members to submit a brief essay explaining why their nominee deserves the car. Essays should be no more than 500 words. Community members may nominate themselves, their friends, neighbours, or anyone they know who deserves and would be in need of a used vehicle in great condition.

Each participant should include their full name, address, phone number and e-mail address. The nominees must have a valid driver’s licence and be able to acquire automobile insurance.

Send your nomination letters to psalm23society@shaw.ca with the subject being “Car Giveaway.” They can also be mailed to Box 387 Clinton, BC V0K 1K0. Psalm 23 will be accepting nominations until May 15.

The vehicle will be given away at Sunrise Ford on May 19 at noon.