Sheehy Toyota of Fredericksburg recently partnered with WUSA9’s Impact Team to support Stafford Junction, a nonprofit serving more than 200 disadvantaged children and families throughout the community.

Stafford Junction started out at as an after-school tutoring program to help at-risk youth and has grown into a lifeline of support for entire families. From after-school care, supplemental food help, nutritional coaching and transportation to services such as doctor’s appointments and after-school activities, Stafford Junction is a critical resource to many families.

The organization has provided transportation for people like Neycer Vasquez, a freshman football player at Stafford High School. Through its “Brain Builders” tutoring program, Vasquez went from having discipline and academic problems to becoming a role model for his little sister. Stafford Junction also provided transportation for his mother, Beatriz, to all of her doctor’s appointments when she was diagnosed with cancer. She credits Stafford Junction with keeping her going.

This past summer, one of Stafford Junction’s vans broke down and the organization did not have the funds needed to fix it. Sheehy Auto Stores, who happened to be a longtime WUSA9 partner, donated a van filled with thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies.

“Stafford Junction does such tremendous work throughout our community and we are happy to help in any way that we can,” said Paul Sheehy, Used Vehicle Director, Sheehy Auto Stores.

WUSA9’s Impact Team goes beyond reporting the news as journalists team up with members of the community to solve problems and make positive long-lasting impacts.

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