Three Leesburg Police officers, along with support from town businesses, helped procure an essential need for a local family—a car.
Upon learning that this family of five relied on public transportation and walking to get around town, the officers used their own networks and community relationships to find a car. Road Runner Towing of Sterling donated a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon. The Tire Shop on Edwards Ferry Road provided all of the parts and labor to make the car roadworthy and safe. The project was then finished by Auto Member (formerly B&M Motorcars) on Edwards Ferry Road, where the car underwent a full detail and oil change. Mobile Hope of Loudoun assisted with funding for the titling, registration, and insurance.
The family was summoned to the Leesburg Police Department on June 24. They received the news and were presented with the title and keys to their new car. Interim Chief Vanessa Grigsby was present when the car was donated to the family and she took the time to thank the owners of the various businesses for so graciously giving to someone in need. She also took a moment to thank staff.
“This moment in time is the result of one detective and two officers brainstorming on how to help this family and make a positive impact in the lives of others. They have been working on this for almost six months. It is also an illustration of the community and business partnerships that each and every member of the Leesburg Police Department works so hard to establish and maintain,” she said.