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Merlins of Glendale Heights donates vehicle to family

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GLENDALE HEIGHTS -- Merlin 200,000 Mile Shop of Glendale Heights franchise owner Muffadal Simba recently donated a vehicle to a family in need in Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program.

Client families enter the Transitional Housing Program with no car or cars that soon break down. Most of these cars are not worth the cost of repairing. There is limited public transportation in DuPage County, and owning a car is a real necessity for any family. Client families use donated cars to transport themselves to work and their children to school, child care, and activities.

The village of Glendale Heights connected Simba with Bridge Communities in order to made the donation happen.

"The Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop has been in the Village of Glendale Heights for quite some time, and Simba continues to demonstrate his dedication to our community and our residents," said Glendale Heights Mayor Linda Jackson. "The pairing of these two organizations and the donation of this vehicle to our resident shows the importance and value of public and private partnerships, along with greatly assisting our resident and her family."