Five local families recieved pre-owned vehicles as part of the Community Solutions to Transportation “Wheels to Work” program.   

Started in 2001, the "Wheels for Work" program is designed to hlep low-income residents get and keeps a job, providing them reliable transportation to and from work.

County Executive Marc Molinaro said:

These families today not only receive a means of transportation; they receive an opportunity to improve their lives and those of their loved ones. From transporting their children to school activities and doctor appointments, to giving them ability to buy nutritious food at the supermarket, these recipients will have their lives changed by the cars they have worked to earn

The vehicles will help families obtain and retain employment, acquire jobs with more hours or higher pay, gain access to higher education to increases the recipients’ wage potential, or take their children to and from school.

More informationon this program the recipients of these vehicles can be at dutchessny.gov.