NBC 6 News: Former Homeless Veteran Gets New Car

Cassandra Pierre, a single mother of a 6-year-old daughter and a formerly homeless U.S. Air Force Veteran, received the keys to her brand new Ford Fusion thanks to a special collaboration organized by the National Auto Body Council’s “Recycled Rides” program and Miami-based nonprofit Carrfour Supportive Housing’s Operation Sacred Trust initiative dedicated to helping homeless veterans rebuild their lives.

Recycled Rides is unique program in which insurers, collision repairers, paint suppliers, parts vendors and others collaborate to repair and donate vehicles to deserving individuals and service organizations in local communities throughout the country.

Just three short years ago, Cassandra was a formerly homeless veteran living on the streets of South Florida. With help from Operation Sacred Trust, she was able to get back on her feet and obtain permanent housing that she’s maintained ever since. Thanks to this special opportunity, Cassandra’s new car will help her continue on the path to self-sufficiency – she’ll no longer have to walk long distances to her place of employment, to take her daughter to school or to her medical appointments.