Recycled Rides Car Means Reliable Transportation for New Mother
client at Lutheran Family Services’ North Omaha Center for Healthy Families® is
the recipient of a “Recycled Rides” 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt awarded at the
Women’s Fund of Omaha’s Annual Fall Luncheon on Oct. 24.
car went to Gennisha Windham, a 19-year-old single mother of a baby born in
September. Windham works full-time at Wal-Mart - a job she returned to just
four days after giving birth to her son. “I had bills to pay,” she says.
days she takes the bus or gets a ride to her job. When she works until 11 p.m.
or midnight, though, the bus isn’t running, and someone is not always available
to pick her up. So she walks home.
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt was donated by State Farm Insurance and refurbished and
repaired by Don and Ron’s CARSTAR Body Shop. This is the fourth year for the
program in which nonprofit agencies in the metro area nominate clients and a
Women’s Fund committee selects the recipient.
Read more about this year’s recipient and how having a car will benefit her.