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Community steps up to help single mom drive again

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A single mom whose car was destroyed in a recent crash received a pre-owned set of wheels to help her get to and from work.

Alicia Steehler is a mother of two, works and attends school.

"I was devastated," Alicia says. "This car was my only form of transportation to get to and from school."

The Valley group Helping Hands For Single Moms, with assistance of companies like Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals, gave her the keys Saturday to a fully restored Honda to get her life back on track.

Steehler said the gift brought her immense joy. 

"I never dreamed something like this would happen," she said. "What kind of group gives you a car?"

"By supporting Alicia's family and others, we hope to help build a stronger Arizona," said NARPRO General Manager Jay Jennings.

Saturday's car handoff coincided with a free car seat event where Phoenix firefighters were on hand to help make sure people were installing their car seats properly.

The Phoenix Fire Department said they are happy to help you install your car seat for free, anytime. Just give them a call.

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