RW Mallon Auto Paint & Equipment teamed up with Ciocca Collision Center of Quakertown, Pa., GEICO, LKQ and other local partners to donate a 2009 Honda Accord to a young Pennsylvania family living in a homeless shelter.
The car donation is part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program.
Tynia and Daniel Rosier just found out they were expecting a second child when both lost their jobs. Rent and bills soon spiraled out of control and they lost their home. They sought help from Family Promise, which provides temporary housing and services to help homeless families transition into financial independence.
“The Rosiers are a hard-working, resilient family. We admire their perseverance and hope this vehicle gift is the catalyst that will help them turn the corner toward a brighter future,” said Robert Mallon, president of RW Mallon Auto Paint & Equipment. “We are pleased to have an opportunity to work with our industry colleagues – Ciocca Collision Center and GEICO – and help ease the transportation burden for the Rosiers.”
The family – which now includes 3-week-old baby Ava and 1 1/2-year-old Tyler – are in a much better place today. Daniel has since found steady employment, and the family has saved enough money to move into a home of their own this week. Without a car, Daniel had to rely on rides from Family Promise staff to get to and from work. The Recycled Rides vehicle donation now provides the family with reliable transportation to help rebuild their lives.
“Lack of reliable transportation is one of the biggest obstacles for families like the Rosiers who struggle to rebuild their lives,” said Woody Everett of Ciocca Collision Center. “Giving back to our community is important to us, and we are proud to help make a difference in quality of life for Daniel, Tynia and their children.”