Yokem Toyota donates van to help ArkLaTex non-profit

Yokem Toyota donates van to help ArkLaTex non-profit
Yokem Toyota donated a Toyato Sienne Van to Heart of Hope Ministries Thursday afternoon. (Source: Bubba Kneipp, KSLA News 12)
Yokem Toyota donated a Toyato Sienne Van to Heart of Hope Ministries Thursday afternoon. (Source: Bubba Kneipp, KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - An ArkLaTex organization now has the wheels to a new vehicle thanks to a Shreveport car dealership.

Thursday afternoon, Yokem Toyota donated a Toyota Sienne Van to the non-profit organization Heart of Hope.

Jarred Hamilton of Yokem Toyota says the donation was to give back to new families.

"We want to start giving back more and more," says Hamilton, "What better way than helping families whenever they're starting out?"

Heart of Hope is a sanctuary for young women in the ArkLaTex who have an unplanned pregnancy.

Jodi Burns of Heart of Hope says the van will help the organization continue to reach out to young women and families.

"Yokem is valuing these young ladies and saying, 'We care about you,'" says Burns, "They don't know them. They're not their family, but yet they reached out and said, 'We could do something that can make a difference.'"

The organization works with young mothers on single parenting or choosing adoption. Heart of Hope has supported 50 girls through the program.

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