- CRPD Investigating Bank Robbery
- Graphic Testimony in Frederiksen Trial
- House Panel OKs Ultrasound/Abortion Bill
- Appeal Filed In 'American Sniper' Case
- Woman Impaled During Car Crash
- Law Would Require Time Off To Caucus
- DOJ Clears Wilson in Michael Brown Killing
- Man Found with Pound of Marijuana in Car
- UI Planning New Power Plant
- Target Plans Major Cuts
- New Police Body Cam Bill Introduced
- Man Charged in UVA Slaying Appears
- Trial for Tsarnaev to Begin Wednesday
- Lawmakers Working on Racial Profiling Bill
- Preserving Fertility After Breast Cancer
- AL Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Marriage
- College Asks for Federal Review
- Gun Bill Moves Forward
- Panel OKs Texting Ban
- Governor Branstad Interview On Issues
- Men Get Jail Time for Meth Lab Fire
- Legislative Efforts for Medical Cannabis
- RAW NEWS: Governor Branstad Interview
- IC Coffee Shop Nationally Recognized
- Building Relations with First Responders
- Marion Alley Art Project Underway
- Testimony Underway in Frederiksen Trial
- Education Funding Debate Continues
- IA Janitor Walks 17.5 Mi to Work
- A Different Kind of Coaching
- First of its kind ADHD Study
- IA School Gives Athletes a Second Chance
- Report on Ferguson Finds Excessive Force
- Name Released in Parking Lot Death
- Clinton Criticized for Email Use
- Uber Not Coming to Iowa City
- Pres. Obama Responds to Netanyahu
- NTSB Reviewing Infamous Plane Crash
- WI Homicide Suspect Captured in Iowa
- Gov. Appoints New Regents Members
- Proposed Medical Marijuana Expansion
- Dr. Ben Carson Explores White House Bid
- Body-Cam Maker's Financial Ties to Police
- Ways to Move More Often
- Jury Could be Finalized in Boston Bomber Trial
- ICFD Loses Training Center
- Iowa Slashes Student Ticket Prices
- Plant Must Pay Harassment Victim's Wages
- Lawmakers to Introduce Gun Permit Bill
- Panel OKs Mental Health Bill
Wheels to Prosper
Updated: Thursday, July 24 2014, 07:45 AM CDT
MARION, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – One corridor woman has a brand new set of wheels thanks to a local repair shop. Jim Anderson from Anderson Automotive in Marion started a program called “Wheels to Prosper” where he matches up one deserving person with a car.
The whole process demonstrates to everyone involved exactly what the value of the dollar can be.
When life kicks you when you’re down, again and again, you don’t know if just around the corner is another speed bump or a helping hand.
Carly Ringgenberg came to Anderson Automotive with the idea that she was helping her Dad pick up something for his car. When she saw friends and family, she realized she’d be the one getting picked up.
Wheels to Prosper fixes up a car each year and then asks the public to nominate someone who deserves to buy it cheap.
Jim says Carly had three independent nominations from family and friends making the case to award the car to her.
"Two weeks later, the straight line winds came through in Toddville and took all the trees out and the neighbor's tree dented in the top front half of my car."
That left her without a way to get to work, drive her son to his activities and carpool with coworkers and friends.
Still, she never gave up.
"She knows that she needs to work and she knows that she needs to provide for her family,” said Opal McNiel, Carly’s Mother. “She's just a hard worker."
"She knows that she needs to work and she knows that she needs to provide for her family. She's just a hard worker."
Jim says the idea behind Wheels to Prosper is to help someone who keeps trying, but gets knocked back down. So he takes care of her car troubles by selling her a car for just a buck, proving that no matter how good your tires are, life can turn on a dime.
Or maybe, a dollar.