A car is a pretty good gift by all accounts. For one client of Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF), it means a world of difference.
The domestic violence counseling agency’s executive director Doreen Slessor said that she recently got a call from Larry Ketsa, owner of Sturgeon Auto Body.
“He kept asking us if we knew of a client that needed a vehicle. He would donate the vehicle to her and the first year of insurance, and everything they needed to keep it going for a year as a kind of hand-up.”
The actual donation took a few months to complete. After Ketsa’s original offer, there was a period where Slessor needed to find the right recipient: someone who had a definite need and would make the best use of the vehicle.
“We wanted to find the absolute right person, someone that needed the car, would appreciate the car … wouldn’t drive it into the [...]