HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The house owners of an auto fix shop in Henrico County acquired into the giving spirit this vacation year, donating a refurbished vehicle to a loved ones in have to have.
30-five neighborhood-nominated applicants were being narrowed down to a few finalists ahead of Ashanae Richardson — a solitary mom of three — was preferred as the receiver of the vehicle.
“I began crying,” Richardson claimed. “I was just overcome with pleasure.”
Stan Andrewski and his wife, homeowners of Qualified Automobile Fix on Oakview Avenue, say they have completed the Christmas motor vehicle giveaway with other partners for a couple of yrs now but this is the initially time accomplishing it independently.
“It would make me sense fantastic to be in a position to give again,” Andrewski claimed. “Being a son of a solitary mom, I try to remember the struggle of not getting a car. And it’s incredibly really hard. It is very overwhelming. The mother has a good deal to go as a result of as it is with a few small children. I can only think about … To be capable to give someone just a minor bit of hope all through this vacation time is quite significant for all of us right here at Certified.”
The vehicle — a 2007 Nissan Maxima — was donated by a family members whose son — the proprietor of the car — not long ago died.
“I’m seriously satisfied,” mentioned Joe Kane, father of the car’s past proprietor. “I’m pretty delighted that it’s heading to anyone who is in need of a car.”
As a surprising turn of destiny, Kane mentioned Richardson had in fact dated his son for a time.
“I’m seriously delighted that ‘Nae is the a person getting the vehicle,” he claimed.
Kane reported he donated the motor vehicle to Qualified Automobile Mend just after hearing that the shop would be performing a vehicle giveaway once more this year. Quite a few thousand pounds of repairs went into preparing the auto, in accordance to Andrewski.
“It’ll assistance me absolutely maintain a secure occupation,” Richardson explained. “I’ll certainly have responsible transportation to get again and forth to perform. I’ll be capable to do the extracurriculars with my little ones.”
Richardson advised 8News the initial put she was heading to generate her new vehicle was her mother’s property.
“And it is heading to be a excellent sensation,” she said.