COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Jackie Beauchamp was walking four miles to and from work as a night-shift nurse assistant at Baylor Scott & White Health until a local non-profit stepped in to help.
"It wasn't real until I physically laid eyes on it, and we were standing there," said Beauchamp of the first moment she saw her gently used Honda Civic.
That vehicle was made possible through donations to OnRamp, a non-profit founded by Grace Bible Church Pastor Blake Jennings, in partnership with Allen Honda.
"We want to provide reliable vehicles for people in need," said Jennings. "And we wouldn't have been able to provide as nice of a vehicle for Jackie had Allen Honda not given us a great deal on this one."
For Beauchamp, the need was great--not only for herself, but also for her six-year-old daughter.
"This changes everything," said Beauchamp. "Now I can take her to school, to church, to all her activities. Before this, I couldn't even go to the grocery story when I needed to."
Beauchamp was sponsored in the program by Jean Marie Rich, who says Beauchamp was more than deserving.
"Jackie does the hard work," said Rich. "For years, she's been working hard. She's earned this."
Jennings has been working to make OnRamp a reality for two years now, establishing the charity as a 501c3 in the Brazos Valley.
"I've always enjoyed fixing up people's cars when they need help," said Jennings. "But there are some vehicles that are beyond repair, so we started OnRamp to fill that gap."
For the full conversation from First News at Four, see the video player above. For more information on OnRamp, see the Related Links or email OnRampTX@gmail.com.