It’s not every day that deserving moms catch a break in life, especially with multiple kids to look after and the obligations of a full-time job, all while trying to keep one’s family off the streets. But in Strongsville, Ohio this week, one hard-working mother of seven got a small break in life thanks to Chevy that she undoubtedly deserved. Check out the video above to see just what Chevy did to help this very deserving mother, compliments of ABC 5.
A mother of seven, Shahonna Hardwick has plenty to do every day without having to worry how she’s going to get to work. But doing everything she can to supply for her children, Hardwick still takes several RTA buses to get to her full-time job every day.
Just last year, Hardwick and her children were homeless and residing in the Salvation Army’s Harbor Light housing complex. Since pulling her family out of their homeless situation, Hardwick has continued to work full time and is working on her education to become a nurse.
Though better off than she was last year at this time, Hardwick was still struggling day to day, not being able to afford a vehicle to take her children places or drive to work. That was until Chevrolet stepped in an handed Hardwick the keys to a brand new Cruze on Monday.
The surprise came in correspondence with a national program called Pictures of Hope, founded and run by photojournalist Linda Solomon. Solomon, who had taken interest in Hardwick’s story of perseverance teamed up with Chevy to make the Cruze gift possible.
To give Hardwick the gift, Serpentini Chevrolet of Strongsville and Pictures of Hope teamed up, inviting Hardwick to the dealership under the guise of a celebration for Salvation Army success stories. Once Hardwick and her family arrived, they were given a tour of the showroom before Hardwick’s cruise was revealed in her 12-year-old son’s favorite color- Dark Blue Metallic.
Congratulations goes out to Hardwick and her family. This gift from Chevrolet is certainly well-deserved!