By Car Blesses Single Dad

posted 9/14/22 -- The By Car program blessed Cedric Lynch just when he needed it most.

The single father had been using Uber and Lyft to get to work or relying on friends and family to get to work and transport his sons.

“It’s been a pretty rough year,” he said. “I’m very grateful now I can be there and do what I need to do for my family.”

By Car matches earned income at a rate of 3 to 1 up to $6,000 thanks to LCCAA’s partnership with OhioMeansJobs Lorain County. The partnership also pays for participants’ first year of car insurance.

Cedric took his time finding a car, doing research and scheduling test drives. He said he has done his best to spread the word about the program. Many of his friends think it’s too good to be true, but he encourages them to give it a try.

“If someone offers you help, take it,” he said. “This is honestly a blessing.”