A local faith-based non-profit that gets cars into the hands of people and families who need them badly is changing its location but is keeping its mission the same.

Wheels4Hope Triad, which has made car ownership a reality for 45 individuals and families so far this year, will celebrate the opening of its new location along with its community partners on Tuesday, Nov. 5. at 3:30 p.m.

That celebration will take place at 110 S. Walnut Circle in Greensboro.

At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, sponsored by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, one needy family will also get to drive home in their own Wheels4Hope car.

Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, non-profit car donation program that has the stated mission of turning “donated cars into local blessings” and providing “affordable, reliable transportation to families and individuals.”

The non-profit also has a chapter in the Raleigh-Durham area.

It works with a number of partner agencies to find those who are in need of a vehicle.  Some of Wheels4Hope’s partners in this area include StepUp Greensboro, Malachi House II, Mary’s House and Housing Authority of Winston-Salem.

The organization has mechanics that work on the car if it’s not in good shape. If it’s determined that a donated car can be repaired according to the group’s quality guidelines, Wheels4Hope mechanics and its partner garages get the vehicle road-ready. If it can’t be made safe and reliable, Wheels4Hope sells off the car to help fund the repairs of other program vehicles.

Since the organization began in 2000, Wheels4Hope has placed over 1,700 cars with those in need – helping over 3,000 adults and children in the process.