Tonia B is a US Navy veteran and mother of 2. Originally from Richmond VA, she served in the Navy for 4 years as a cryptological tech based in the Philippines. She has been in Atlanta since 2007 and first received financial and housing assistance through the VA and Decatur Cooperative Ministries after coming out of a tough divorce. Tonia currently lives in Avondale Estates, but her job is in Alpharetta. Financial struggles drove her to lose her last car and the daily grind of having to rely on public transportation and rides from friends to get to work and to get her children back and forth has been a constant burden. She found VetCar through Decatur Cooperative Ministries Veteran Assistance Program and after a few weeks was able to save up to cover her insurance and down payment. Now that she has a vehicle again she is better able to balance her work commute and her other family responsibilities. She is also grateful to VetCar as it is an affordable way to purchase a vehicle as opposed to the high interest and high payments she had to deal with previously. She is excited to have an affordable car for now and has hopes to save money for her family now.