Photo by Angela Pellerano
On Thursday, Jan. 5, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington gave a donated car to 34-year-old Wade Sheriff, a mother of three girls in need of a car. Before she got behind the wheel though, Father Paul Berghout blessed the car. Sherriff works at a senior center and has three girls, ages 4, 9, and 13. For more than 20 years, the Catholic Charities’ Car Ministry has been transforming lives by helping low-income families obtain vehicles. The program accepts donations of both working and non-operational cars. Catholic Charities gives working cars, along with their titles, to qualified recipients to own. Non-operational cars are sold, and proceeds go to its programs. Last year, Catholic Charities’ Car Ministry donated 56 cars to low-income families. For more information, call Catholic Charities’ Car Ministry at 703-841-3898.