January 6, 2017 Published in Non-Profits

Mother Of Three Kids To Receive Donated Car

Blessing of donated car (courtesy photo)

On Thursday, Jan. 5, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington will give a donated car to a needy mother of three girls at 11 a.m. in the garage entryway at 200 North Glebe Road in Arlington. And for the first time, the car will be blessed. 

The recipient of the car is 34 year-old Wade Sheriff of Alexandria. She works at a senior center and has three girls. “I’m so excited… This will help me get my children to Mass on time,” says Sheriff, whose girls are ages 4, 9 and 13.  Up until now, Sheriff has been taking the bus to church. Sobbing on the phone, Sheriff, born in Liberia, could not contain her gratitude. She arrived in the United States in 2014.  “God has been blessing me in this country and has sent so many people my way,” she says. So in return, Sheriff with her new car will volunteer at the church. “It is the least I can do for God,” she says. “

“It’s a good idea,” says Katherine Chu. She and her husband Michael donated the car. “We figured that someone else may need it, especially a family that has more than two children,” says Chu.

For more than 20 years, the Catholic Charities’ Car Ministry has been transforming lives by helping low-income families obtain vehicles. The program accepts donations of both working and non-operational cars. Catholic Charities gives working cars, along with their titles, to qualified recipients to own. Non-operational cars are sold and proceeds go to its programs.

Last year, Catholic Charities’ Car Ministry donated 56 cars to low-income families. For more information, call Catholic Charities’ Car Ministry at 703-841-3898.


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