Lions Give Away 33rd Car

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

July 1, 2021

The Morro Bay Lion’s Club gave away its 33rd free car to a deserving local resident on June 19, in a program begun in 2014 by a local shop owner and his son.

Malia Neves (shown here at the head of the line up), who has been in Morro Bay for 25 years and works with the senior nutrition program, got the keys to a 2000 Pontiac Vibe from Lion’s member, Bill Todd, who with his son, Mike Todd, began the program in conjunction with the Community Resource Connections.

The Lion’s Club became involved in 2017 and Lion’s President Chuck Stoll, said they’ve now given away over $100,000 worth of vehicles to qualifying people who needed reliable transportation. The Club gives away a car every 3 months and accepts donations of vehicles, money and services to aid in the program. If readers find themselves with an extra vehicle, they can donate it, and receive full Blue Book value as a tax, write off. Call Bill Todd at Todd’s Garage, 805-772-1985.

If you need a car or know a worthy person who needs reliable transportation, they should contact the Community Resource Connections at 805-225-1991 or via email at: Photo by Neil Farrell

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