Car Donation to Make Life Easier for Child with Disabilities

 Billings, MT December 18, 2013 Underriner Motors and United Way of Yellowstone County are teaming up for the holidays to make things a little brighter for a mom and her child currently receiving medical care in Denver.

Thanks to Tocqueville Society donors Bill and Mary Underriner and their business, Underriner Motors, a used Volvo is being donated to Kristi McKittrick to ensure her son, Luke, who has hypotonic cerebral palsy and developmental delay, can make his appointments in Denver at the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

The Underriner’s, Kristi McKittrick and her case manager who nominated her from HRDC, Brittany Henderson will be at the dealership at 2 p.m. to present the car to McKittrick. Carol Burton, President/CEO of United Way will also be on hand for an interview.

The car may be the first of many to be given away by Bill and Mary Underriner in the future. Transportation is viewed as a key deterrent to financial stability among many in our community according to United Way of Yellowstone County’s President/CEO Carol A. Burton.

Working with community partners and donors such as Underriner Motors in our community just makes sense and provides a much-needed relief for families once it’s provided, she added.

When told she would receive the car at no cost, McKittrick said, “You just don’t know. You just don’t know how this will help.”

McKittrick’s own car broke down recently on a return trip to Billings from Denver in November. Repairs to the car were estimated at $2,000, making it impossible on a limited income to make, according to her case manager, Brittany Henderson.

All of United Way of Yellowstone County’s community partners were asked to nominate someone for the car donation in this process.

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For more information, please contact Gayle Whittenberg, Director of Development at UWYCO at 406-272-8503 or at Her cell phone is 406-698-9623.