A surprise took place in Scottsdale, gifting a deserving family with a new vehicle.
The event, which took place at a Scottsdale Midas location on Friday, July 24, surprised Ronnie Ybarrg and Healher Miller with a 2006 Land Rover LR3.
Mr. Ybarrg and Ms. Miller are a hard-working couple with three children and minimum wage jobs.
It takes Mr. Ybarrg two hours to get back and forth to his job, which keeps him away from his family for a significant amount of time.
As the pandemic worsened, like many, they fell on hard times, according to a press release. In order to find a better employment opportunity to allow for more family time, and to be able to get their kids reliably to doctors, school and for other necessities, the family needs reliable transportation.
Between a partnership of community organizations, Mr. Ybarrg and Ms. Miller received a vehicle through an initiative by Midas called Project Spark.
The Land Rover was donated by 1-800 Charity Cars, and repaired and restored by Midas of Scottsdale.
The vehicle was donated by an individual who wished to remain anonymous.
The donor provided a statement to media during the surprise event: “The reason we gave the vehicle is because we have been blessed in life and feel it is our duty to give back to those less fortunate. We had an extra vehicle and rather than sell it, we donated in hopes of finding someone deserving and in need.”
Project Spark was created to help people just like Mr. Ybarrg and Ms. Miller --- individuals who are hard-working and simply trying to create a better life for themselves, their family and their community, the press release stated. By providing reliable transportation, a gateway can be opened to better jobs and a better quality of life.