GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It can be easy to take transportation for granted; when you need to go to the store, you grab your keys, hop in your car, and go.
For some families, that's not an option.
Not having your own mode of transportation can make going to work or school a little more difficult. The bus doesn't always come when you need it to, and you can't always rely on a friend to give you a ride.
Starting Friday, Wheels4Hope is helping 31 families get the independence they need by providing them cars. The cars are donated by people across the state. Soon, they'll help local families enjoy one of the privileges we often take for granted.
The organization is hosting its 2nd annual Homegrown Heroes Holiday kick-off event in Greensboro and Raleigh. The Greensboro event is at 3 p.m. at CarQuest on Grecade Street.
WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright was out Friday morning to preview this event. He talked to an organizer, a past car recipient, and a woman who will be receiving a car Friday.
For more information on Wheels4Hope, including how you can help the organization, or how to receive a car yourself, head to the Wheels4Hope website.