Nowadays if you live in an area where you rely on an automobile for transportation, when your car breaks down, it can be crippling in many ways. Especially if you’re a low-income family, who may not have the budget or savings to get it fixed right away.
Before you know it, kids are missing appointments, or worse school. Trying to take care of day-to-day activities now means taking public transportation, or maybe not at all.
The Fatherless Foundation recognizes there appears to be a need in Bakersfield and Kern County for help in the area of automotive repair, especially for those in need that may not be able to afford a potentially expensive car repair.
With that in mind, the Foundation will begin planning a needs assessment to see what kinds of repairs are typically needed.
If it appears those needs are confirmed, the Foundation will focus on prioritizing bringing an Automotive Repair Program as one of its first programs.
Providing automotive repair experience, while helping members of our community in our minds would be a win-win situation.
Stay tuned as TFF moves forward in its planning stages and ultimate goal of bringing the first site to Bakersfield, including programs to help those in our community.