Vado, Workers on Wheels Program Manager
Nominate a Local
Hardworking Person/Family in Need of GOOD Wheels!
Northern Michigan Seeks Nominations for Vehicle Giveaway to Wexford County
May 8, 2018, (Traverse
City, MI) Workers on Wheels (WoW), a Goodwill Northern Michigan program that
aims to increase the independence and mobility of hard-working, low income
families through safe, reliable transportation is seeking the community’s help
in selecting people/families in need of GOOD wheels.
further extend the Goodwill mission, WoW has purchased a used vehicle to donate
back to a nominated person/family in need that resides in Wexford County. There are a lot of people in need of
transportation assistance, so we are calling on residents in Wexford County to
help us identify a person/family in their own backyard. Nominations will open May 8, 2018, online at www.goodwillnmi.org/wowgiveaway and on Goodwill
Northern Michigan’s FaceBook page.
Nominations will close May 25, 2018 at noon. Nominees must live in
nominated winner will be chosen by our Nomination Committee consisting of
Jennifer Johnson, Samaritas Senior Care (Cadillac), Pat Goggin, Director of
United Way of Wexford-Missaukee counties, Matthew Gibson, Director of
Admissions & Marketing at Autumnwood of McBain, and Bill Marsh Jr., Partner
at Bill Marsh Automotive Group. The
winner will be notified by June 8, 2018 and awarded the vehicle on June 14,
2018, 8:45 AM at the Cadillac Goodwill Store, 2025 N. Mitchell, Cadillac, MI
49601, during the Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the
Grand “Re-Opening” of our Goodwill Store.
the coordination of this special vehicle giveaway to hardworking
people/families living in Wexford County, we hope to raise awareness of the WoW
Program and let the public know that we are in immediate need of vehicle
donations to help additional families-please donate your vehicle today!” said
Sue Vado, Program Manager of Workers on Wheels.
Vehicle, boat, motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, trailer donations can be
made at any of the Goodwill Northern Michigan stores. WoW has assisted over 1,000 families with
vehicles since 1999. Donated vehicles
are inspected, repaired, and awarded to a low-income, working family in
Northern Michigan, a locally operated non-profit organization, has expanded its
donations-based retail presence mission services to better accommodate its vast
19 northern Michigan county service area, from Wexford to Presque Isle, with
Traverse City acting as its hub.
Designed to fund mission services, every retail purchase provides an
opportunity for a neighbor in need with $0.91 of every dollar earned reinvested
back into northern Michigan communities through Goodwill’s Housing, Food and
Jobs programs, which includes Workers on Wheels (WoW). Goodwill customers and donors power our GOOD
work throughout Northern Michigan.
www.goodwillnmi.org/wowgiveaway for updates and
to nominate a local, hardworking family in need of GOOD wheels. Goodwill Northern Michigan strengthens
communities by enhancing the dignity and quality of life for people in need by
overcoming barriers to opportunities through learning and the power of
work. Learn more at www.goodwillnmi.org