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Sheldon Single Mother Of Five Receives “Charitable Chariot”

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman and her children are the latest recipients of a car through NCC’s SkillsUSA Charitable Chariots program.

In a presentation ceremony Tuesday morning at Northwest Iowa Community College, Serina Garcia of Sheldon was presented with the keys to a refurbished 2007 Ford Fusion. Garcia and her family had applied through Upper Des Moines Opportunity of O’Brien and Osceola counties, and were identified by the Family Crisis Centers.

SkillsUSA is a student run organization that promotes professional development, community service, and technical training. Students in the Automotive Service & Light Duty Diesel and the Diesel Technology programs at Northwest Iowa Community College refurbish automobiles, vans, and trucks for the purpose of donating back to area families in need. Families that receive the donated vehicles are selected by area social service agencies like the Family Crisis Center.

NCC’s SkillsUSA organization extends a special thank you to the Iowa Auto Recyclers organization for help with this project

This is the 24th vehicle donated by Charitable Chariots at NCC since 2009.