HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The homeowners of an car mend store in Henrico County received into the giving spirit this getaway year, donating a refurbished car to a family members in require.
30-five community-nominated applicants ended up narrowed down to 3 finalists ahead of Ashanae Richardson — a one mom of a few — was picked as the recipient of the car.
“I started off crying,” Richardson claimed. “I was just overwhelmed with pleasure.”
Stan Andrewski and his wife, homeowners of Licensed Car Repair service on Oakview Avenue, say they have done the Xmas automobile giveaway with other companions for a couple of many years now but this is the first time undertaking it independently.
“It would make me sense fantastic to be equipped to give again,” Andrewski mentioned. “Being a son of a solitary mom, I recall the wrestle of not obtaining a car. And it’s incredibly tricky. It is pretty overwhelming. The mom has a ton to go through as it is with 3 kids. I can only picture … To be able to give anyone just a tiny little bit of hope through this holiday getaway time is extremely vital for all of us right here at Licensed.”
The automobile — a 2007 Nissan Maxima — was donated by a loved ones whose son — the owner of the car — lately died.
“I’m genuinely happy,” said Joe Kane, father of the car’s former owner. “I’m incredibly content that it is likely to another person who is in will need of a car or truck.”
As a surprising flip of fate, Kane reported Richardson had actually dated his son for a time.
“I’m really pleased that ‘Nae is the a person receiving the auto,” he reported.
Kane explained he donated the car to Certified Auto Mend after hearing that the shop would be doing a car giveaway all over again this 12 months. Several thousand bucks of repairs went into getting ready the automobile, according to Andrewski.
“It’ll assistance me undoubtedly hold a stable job,” Richardson mentioned. “I’ll unquestionably have trustworthy transportation to get back again and forth to get the job done. I’ll be equipped to do the extracurriculars with my little ones.”
Richardson told 8Information the initially location she was heading to drive her new automobile was her mother’s dwelling.
“And it’s likely to be a great feeling,” she reported.