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GREENSBORO -- It's easy to take transportation for granted. 

When we need to go to the store, we grab the keys and just go. But for many, it's not so easy. And, WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright shows us how one organization is helping local families with a new set of wheels.

You couldn't handle Stephanie Gambrell's morning routine. "I had to get up an hour and a half to catch the bus," said Gambrell. "It took me an hour and a half on the bus, and I had to walk 45 minutes from my house to the depot to get on the bus on Saturdays."

It was all because she didn't have a car. That changed Thursday night. Stephanie, her family and five other groups revved the engines of their new cars, thanks to Wheels 4 Hope. 

"Some of them are recovering from a drug issue, or a housing issue, or an employment issue," said Wheels 4 Hope Triad director Tawanna Jones.  "And what we do is we provide that last leg on the road to independence, which is transportation."

"I am so grateful for them--they've blessed me and my family," Gramell. 

"I've actually been paying the blessing forward by letting other people use the car to get back and forth," said former Wheels 4 Hope beneficiary Charity Belton. 

Wheels 4 Hope takes car donations from local people and sells them to families in need for $500. 

If you'd like to donate to Wheels 4 Hope, visit the organization's website or call 336-355-9130.

Wheels 4 Hope/WFMY News 2

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