South Congaree, SC (Carol Davis) - Driven Warriors is a local ministry coordinated through Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church that donates cars for the Royal Home in Falcon, NC. The Royal Home specifically assists young, un-wed mothers in getting their lives on track. Some of those mothers have reached the point where they have completed the home’s program, and are opting out of a group home.
The Driven Warriors ministry was started by a local business owner, Bobby Jeffcoat, and his wife with the love of God in their hearts. Bobby is the owner and operator of Jeffcoat’s Garage in South Congaree. Bobby and his wife were invited to the Harvest Train motorcycle event ride at Falcon Group Home last year. The event consisted of a parade of motorcycles throwing out candy to children, all with big smiles, who lined the street and used pillow cases as nets to catch and gather the candy. The children also put on a program for the riders about a real-life situation that, like their lives, was filled with hopelessness. But,thanks to Mr. Leggett, Mrs. Martinez, the house parents, their wonderful staff, and God’s love, the children of the Falcon Children’s Home have hope.
After returning home from the event, Bobby and his wife began asking themselves what they could do to continue the hope they saw in the young mothers and their children at Falcon. They wanted to give them something the home was not already providing. They prayed on it every day for two weeks before God answered. Bobby, as the owner of the auto repair shop,could raise money through a motorcycle ride and donations from the community to fix cars that customers never came back to get. Then, they could donate these cars to some of the young mothers at the Royal Home who were graduating from the program.
They contacted their church pastor, Gene Henderson, and asked who they needed to get in touch with to make this vision possible. When they began to tell him what they wanted to do, he was just excited as they were. Pastor Gene and their church family supported them as they moved through this journey.
Lack of transportation is the biggest barrier the women face when opting out of the home to live independently. There is no way for a single mother, with no family to help, to get to work,take her children to school and the doctor’s office, or get out of a harmful situation.
There are requirements that each young mother has to meet in order to receive a car. They must acquire a high school diploma, have a job, make plans to continue their education, complete a life skill, and take money management and parenting courses offered through the home.
All that Driven Warriors asks of these young mothers is to pay back $100 to Driven Warriors as a way of paying it forward to the next candidate opting out. So far, the program has been able to donate one van for Royal Home’s transportation needs and two cars for the mothers.
Last week, Bobby and his wife were contacted about another young mother that is opting out at the end of August and has met all of her requirements to receive a car. Unfortunately, the Driven Warriors program’s funds are low. They had just used the majority of their cash-on-hand providing car seats for some of the children at the Royal Home.
Driven Warriors, along with the Royal Home, believes love makes a difference. They are asking that everyone who can, join them in this journey and donate to their great cause. You can join Driven Warriors in giving these young mothers a gift they will never forget.
Driven Warriors is a non-profit ministry and operated through donations only. All donations can be made out to Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church, and mailed to 501 Church Street, West Columbia SC 29172. Please put Driven Warriors donation on the memo line. There are tax deduction forms available from the church if needed.
You can learn more about Driven Warriors on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/812194135610438/.