Cheryl is a go-getter. She had done everything right. She had worked since she was 16, became a manager at a large retail store, watched her finances and life was good.
In January she was the victim of a layoff due to company restructuring. A few days ago she was offered a job in East Syracuse and she was excited to begin working again and making plans.
In the matter of minutes her plans were derailed when a hit and run driver struck her car. The car needs to be repaired and she has no transportation to get to and from work next week when she is set to start her new job. She searched for a way to get to and from East Syracuse but the bus won't help her and she ran out of choices. When she worked in retail , she was the taking workers home because of lack of transportation late at night. Now she is experiencing this problem.
Dishearten she went to the her employment agency to see if they had any suggestions but was told NO. As she turned around from the counter, something caught her eye. A piece of paper on a table! as she picked it up and read it, SHUTTLE TO WORK AVAILABLE, she went back to the counter and asked the lady "What is this?" the lady said ,"they have a transportation program, you can try them."
She contacted us and we signed her up. Her job is saved and she can now have reliable transportation to her job until her car is fixed.
We have seen numerous people lose their job because of a car breakdown. With our program we can fill many of these gaps so people don't lose everything they worked for just because of a temporary breakdown.
We share these stories to help people realize these are often the reasons people cannot maintain or get employment. Unfortunately this issue of transportation barriers is a primary issue leading to poverty.
We are one voice trying to overcome poverty by overcoming transportation barriers to employment.
We need other to help us. The Government has not provided support yet. We thank the Foundations who have given us Start-up money but more is needed given the great need in Syracuse .
PLEASE CONSIDER PARTNERING WITH US BY MAKING A DONATION ON OUR WEBSITE. $30 WILL COVER 1 SHUTTLE THAT CAN CARRY 6 PEOPLE.
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