Care to Share: Pamela
After graduating in June 2016, I had plans to get a job, save so that I could afford to buy myself a car which would be a big help for me and my family to get around. I was blessed enough to get a job at the college that I graduated from, and also a job at the airport. Although I would come home tired from both jobs, I was excited that my plan of buying my own car was in process.
On November 3rd 2016, that plan was put on pause. I received a call that my dad was admitted to the hospital. While receiving that news my mother came home from work. By the look on my face she knew something was wrong. I had to break the news to her, and from that day our lives changed drastically.
Commuting back and forth to work was very challenging. Both of my jobs are at least 45mins-1hr away from my house, and both are about 1hr away from the hospital. My mother was unable to return to work fully because she had to be at the hospital every day. Often times I would travel 1hr from either job to meet her at the hospital so than we could travel home together.
My father's condition was getting worse, and I can see my mother getting tired and weak from the commute back and forth from the hospital to our home and also doing daily errands. Every night before I went to bed, I would pray to God asking him for deliverance. Praying that he would provide the necessary help for my mother and I.
For months financially physically, and emotionally things were getting difficult. Every Friday night and Saturday my mother and I would get a ride to church. On January 21st 2017 my pastor and his daughter asked to speak to my mother and myself. We thought he was inquiring on how we were doing, and also the progression of my father. In our conversation he mentioned that his daughter came across Autorama's website and called him immediately and told him about the 'Care to Share' program. He explained that he shared our story and that a Autorama coordinator wanted to meet with us. We were so overwhelmed by the news, that we couldn't speak.
On Monday morning, when my pastor, my mother and myself met with the 'Care to Share' coordinators, A sense of family, love, support and comfort was established in the room. My mother and I related our story and how difficult the past few months have been. There was a lot of crying, encouraging words, and hugs given in that room. I have never felt so comfortable with people that I only met in a few hours.
In our time of distress there was someone looking out for my mother and I. We are grateful for our pastor and his daughter that came across this wonderful program, and took it upon themselves to nominate our story, so that we could get help.
Thank you Autorama from establishing this 'Care to Share' program. You are GENUINELY helping to change peoples' lives the best way you can. May God continue to bless the company, the employees and their families.