Latesha Washington, a twenty eight year old single hard working mom had her world turned upside down when her mother passed away due to cancer. Eight months pregnant, Washington had to plan a funeral for her beloved mother, who was her support system and who had planned to help care for her daughter while she worked and attended school.
When COVID-19 began, Washington’s daughter’s daycare shut down, forcing her to continue to stay home and out of work to care for her daughter while take classes at Rappahannock Community College. She became part of a program that assists people get back on their feet and formed an agreement with them to help her find reliable transportation. The program would pay for the car and Washington would be responsible for $300 and her monthly car insurance. The price then changed making her responsible for paying substantially more.
Washington turned to the Needs Network, a subsidiary of the Gloucester Resource Council to help make up the difference and it wasn’t long before she drove her new car home!
Many thanks to the local Department of Social Services, Bay Aging and individual donations for making this happen!
Here, Latesha and Lailah are shown with their new car!