Wheels for Work

Ames Ford has partnered with United Way of Story County to bring Wheels For Work to Story County. Ames Ford accepts donated vehicles into the program to be given a safety inspection and repaired to donate to a family in need of a vehicle. Giving a family a car makes child care, school, jobs, groceries, and medical appointments easily accessible – things that are so easily taken advantage of by those who have never had to be without a vehicle.
 

Donate a vehicle

For more information about making a tax deductible donation of your vehicle to the program, please contact Nick or Casey at Ames Ford at (515) 233-1913.
 

Receive a vehicle

To apply to receive a vehicle, the applicant must meet all of the following qualifications:
  • Live in Story County
  • Have children between the ages of birth and 18 living in the home 
  • Under 150% of poverty (guidelines can be found at familiesusa.org/product/federal-poverty-guidelines)
  • Have the ability to budget for vehicle maintenance, fuel, and car insurance
  • Employed or full-time student
  • Have a valid Iowa driver’s license
  • In the last two years, do not have an OWI or convicted of a violent crime, and have no more than two moving violations
  • Household does not own a running vehicle
For more information about how to apply, please contact Shannon at United Way of Story County at (515) 268-5142 or via email.