Four single mothers were blessed with quality pre-owned vehicles thanks to Sterling Motorcars and the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, MD. The women received the cars as a surprise during church service this past Sunday.
The vehicle donations are a part of Sterling Motorcars’ new Community C.A.R.E. program. According to a statement The Sterling Motorcars’ Community C.A.R.E. Program is new, and is being launched by Chairman, Thomas A. Moorehead, the first African American Lamborghini and McLaren Dealer, and new President and CEO, Paul White. The acronym stands for Commitment, Assurance, Reliability and Excellence. This is just of many planned initiatives to the community via faith-based organizations, schools, and local organizations.
According to the Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr., the parents single parents were selected “based on their financial needs, having young children, and being active members of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.”
The profiles of the women were as follows:
Parent One: Husband passed leaving her to raise eight children, ages 8-15
Parent Two: Involved in an automobile accident with an uninsured motorists where her car was totaled. This parent volunteers with FBCG’s Special Needs Ministry and has a 15-year-old child.
Parent Three: Uses public transportation and has two children ages 7 and 9. Despite various hardships in her life, she continues to serve in the Kids World Ministry and the Children Bible Study Ministry for the last five years.
Parent Four: Volunteers their time working with the dance ministry youth ages 13-18. They have a 9-year-old son, who is also actively involved in the church.
Even without reliable transportation, these mothers have remained committed to their children and their church community. Prior to Sunday’s surprise, Marilyn Lacy, whose husband died a few years ago, shared how she would have to make multiple trips to transport her children because her vehicle wasn’t large enough.
“This SUV means everything to my family,” said Lacy.
This program represents the type of impact churches and corporations can have when they partner to serve the communities that support them.
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