FUELING OPPORTUNITIES TO THRIVE

A lack of safe, reliable transportation is a major barrier faced by many neighbors in the Great Grand Forks Community. Wheels for Work is fueling opportunities to thrive for individuals and families. We are helping neighbors get to work or school by providing safe and reliable transportation through 3 key areas:

Car Donate

Car Donation & Replacement

The Car Donation & Replacement programs seeks to provide transportation to families in need of a reliable vehicle. Community members are able to donate new or used vehicles to United Way. United Way provides the vehicles to families free of charge.

Car Repair

Car Repairs

An unexpected car repair can be a financial catastrophe. The Car Repair program provides financial assistance for individuals or families who have car repairs that are preventing the vehicle from being operated in a safe manner.

Car Voucher

Transportation Vouchers

The Transportation Voucher program increases transportation access for Greater Grand Forks community members. Vouchers are provided to citizens who cannot afford to operate/own a personal vehicle.

Car Donation & Replacment

Community members have the opportunity to donate new or used vehicles to families. The owner of the vehicle will need to fill out an online donation form and provide proof of ownership. All donations are tax deductible. Vehicles will be inspected by local dealerships or autobody shops to determine that the vehicle is in safe, working condition and street legal. Once the vehicle has passed inspection, the donation will be accepted. The donor will receive a letter from United Way acknowledging the donation.  The dealership will take the title and a copy will be provided to United Way.
How to Donate in 3 Easy Steps:
How to Apply to Receive A Vehicle
Individuals interested in receiving a donated vehicle will submit an online application. United Way will review each application to ensure applicants meet all requirements. Applicants will then be added to a waitlist until a vehicle becomes available.  Priority on the waitlist will be given to applicants with child(ren) under the age of 18 living in the home.

Recipients will be responsible for all vehicle related expenses, including but not limited to; fuel, insurance, repairs and routine maintenance.

Car Repairs

Wheels for Work-Car Repair program will assist individuals or families who have car repairs that are preventing the vehicle from being operated in a safe manner. Repair assistance is limited to $1,000.00 per applicant. United Way will partner with local car dealerships and autobody shops to receive discounted labor and other costs on a case-by-case basis.
How to Apply:
The Wheels for Work Car Repair program does not provide funding for routine maintenance such as oil changes, replacing headlights or windshield wipers. Priority on the waitlist will be given to applicants with child(ren) under the age of 18 living in the home.

Transportation Vouchers

The Wheels for Work Transportation Voucher program is aimed at increasing transportation access for Greater Grand Forks community members who cannot afford to operate/own a personal vehicle or who are unable to purchase fares through other local transportation services.

The Voucher program offers personalized solutions to meet the individual or family’s needs. While one applicant may need assistance paying for a taxi service to drive them to work, a parent may need bus tickets for their child. United Way will work with the applicant to determine the best voucher to meet their transportation needs.  
How to Apply:
Vouchers may only be used for getting the applicant to and from their place of employment or school. Vouchers cannot be used for any other circumstance.