Local nonprofit gets donated van after theirs was stolen

Posted at 10:29 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 09:30:41-04

A local nonprofit that supports women facing challenges got new hope in the form of a new van after their previous one had been stolen.

Elation and jubilation outside Fresh Start Learning Center in Milwaukee. The nonprofit just got a huge gift, as Executive Director Nancy Yarbrough-Banks watched a donated van pull up in front Tuesday.

"Let me get down there so I can check it out now," she said.

It comes after her last van was stolen a few weeks ago. For the second time, Zarate's Auto Sales
gifted the charity with a vehicle.

"They didn't have to do this but the second time? Who really who does that?” Yarbrough-Banks said.

The van is more than transportation. It will be used for women in crisis facing everything from sex trafficking to drugs to prostitution.  

"We'll be able to go out on the road and do our outreach that we do two and three times a week, we have more than enough room to transport people to their doctors appointments, job outreach, housing, to bring them to support groups like the one here tonight," she said.

The offering is a reminder that through big hearts and compassion, good can triumph over evil.

"Before I start crying like a little baby I'm going to say thank you Lord for all you do for me," Yarbrough-Banks said.