Vehicles for Change
In 1997 Leanette Watkins’ house went up in flames, traping her son inside unable to escape. A few years later Watkins divorced her husband, her mother passed away and she moved to Concord to take care of her older brother. Watkins had four children and a car with a mind of its own. She later decided to seek help and was introduced to the Vehicles for Change program. She was tired of being late or unable to go to work because of her unreliable car.
“I didn’t have an attendance problem I had a transportation problem,” Watkins said. “When that transportation problem got eliminated everything fell in place.”
Watkins started the program in 2007 and was a data entry clerk at Cox Lawgroup. 12 years later she has bought her own home, car and has received several raises and promotions at Cox Lawgroup. Watkins is currently a back end case administrator and thoroughly enjoys her job. According to Watkins, she wouldn’t be where she is today without VFC.
“That program I always say it saved my life because I was at the end,” Watkins said. “If I wouldn’t have gotten help to help me keep my job and take care of my son I was ready to end it. This program really did save my life.”
Leanette Watkins, Vehicles for Change client
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