The non-profit group Driving Success works with many local non-profit organizations to provide vehicles to clients in need of transportation. Through a community partnership with the Veterans Council of Indian River County, Driving Success was able to provide a much-needed vehicle to an Army Veteran.
The Veteran was referred to the Driving Success program for assistance with transportation. Driving Success worked closely with the veteran to secure all necessary documentation to qualify for the program. On March 31, 2023, the Driving Success representative met the Veteran at the Tax Collectors’ Office to transfer the title on a 2002 Lexus E300 to the Veteran. The Lexus had been donated by a generous individual in Vero Beach. Driving Success ensured that the vehicle was in great running condition by providing general maintenance through additional partnerships with local mechanics shops. All mechanical work was funded by a generous donation from the St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. This veteran now has transportation to secure an apartment and reliable transportation to continue working and driving toward success!
“This is a true community collaboration,” said Michele Peters, Founder of Driving Success “It is our honor to work with local individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to serve the unmet transportation need in our community”.
Driving Success obtains vehicles through donation or purchase, and restores them to good working order with the support of community partners in the automotive industry and with financial contributions from individuals, businesses and community groups. Vehicles are then distributed to economically disadvantaged recipients who meet the program’s qualifications.
There are always more program applicants than there are available vehicles. For more information or to support the Driving Success mission with a vehicle donation or financial contribution, go to www.DrivingSuccessIRC.org or call (772) 646-8736.
Mission of Driving Success Inc:
Driving Success’ mission is to increase independence and self-sufficiency in our community by providing a path to vehicle ownership for hardworking individuals and families to keep them working and driving toward success.