Guest post by Marcie Dearth, VP of Development for Intervention Services Inc. One of IS’s programs, the Village, helps youth in Central Florida and across the state by offering safe, low-cost housing and stable support services.
Ashtavia, 21-year-old former foster child who lives at The Village, was born to a drug-addicted mother. To add to her struggles, in March 2010, she was diagnosed with Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks your organs and tissue. Now, along with entering adulthood on her own, trying to complete her education and determining her future, she must navigate doctors’ appointments, medical treatments and Medicaid.
The last thing Ashtavia needs to worry about is transportation, but with the closest bus stop more than three miles away, that is also added to her list of adversities. The Village works hard to assist, but with a small staff and only an old-truck with more than 160,000 miles, we too are limited in regards to transportation for Ashtavia and other Village residents.
Today only, you have the chance to help Ashtavia and her peers by voting in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program. The winning organization gets a brand new Toyota. It’s rare that you have a chance to make such a life-altering change with just the click of a button, but for The Village, winning a new car means just that.
A new vehicle will help open doors to jobs, education, timely medical care and ultimately the future they deserve. To support The Village, vote for Intervention Services TODAY until 11:50 p.m. at: www.100carsforgood.com. Thank you!
UPDATE: They won a new Toyota Sienna! Thanks so much for everyone who voted!