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Family Promise of Lima gets the keys to a new car

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Honda Transmission Manufacturing of American Inc. donated a vehicle to Family Promise. Honda Transmission Manufacturing of American Inc. donated a vehicle to Family Promise.
Family Promise of Lima is a faith based agency that works with different community partners to help homeless families. Family Promise of Lima is a faith based agency that works with different community partners to help homeless families.

The Family Promise of Lima-Allen County accepts the keys to a 2015 Honda Odyssey.

Honda Transmission Manufacturing of American Inc. donated a vehicle to Family Promise. The Odyssey will help with transporting clients and students to and from school. Executive Director of Family Promise, Russ Thomas says children are usually transported by a bus or picked up by a cab and now they can be dropped off and picked up in an unmarked vehicle. This can prevent bullying and teasing because of their current living circumstances. Overall he says it will improve their mission in helping unsheltered families.

"Instead of them using a cab to transport children or coming picking them up on the bus at a homeless shelter and then the risk of them being bullied we can take them to school in an unmarked van, it looks like grandma is dropping them off or something. It reduces the risk of bullying and we can possibly save the schools 50% of their transportation cost," says Thomas.

"It's part of our culture and part of our core values. It's how we operate as a business so it feels good to get out in the community and do something good and give back," says Shawn Shepherd, Asst. Manager of HR at Honda.

Family Promise of Lima is a faith based agency that works with different community partners to help homeless families. 

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