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Local Woman Receives Car from Project Self-Sufficiency

Project Self-Sufficiency client Katelyn MacLean recently got a call from the agency letting her know that she would be receiving a used vehicle which had been donated to the agency by a benefactor.MacLean, a college student who had never owned a car, recalls, “I was amazed!”After being laid off from her job as a waitress due to the pandemic, MacLean had been searching for a new job while juggling courses at Sussex County Community College and relying on her family for transportation.MacLean is studying elementary education and the lack of transportation restricted her access to the full array of courses required for her major in addition to limiting her employment opportunities.“This car will help me further my education and I will use it to get back and forth to work once I find a job” explains MacLean.“Getting this car was the best feeling I had in my life and I am forever grateful.”“It is extremely difficult to live and work in our community without access to a reliable vehicle,” c…
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