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Damascus High School Students Refurbish and Donate Car to Family in Need


On Thursday, June 6 Damascus High School students, the Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF), MCPS staff, and community members gathered together to support a family in need with the donation of a 2020 Kia Soul.


The Kia was donated by the Hobbs family of ComTech Systems, Inc. ComTech is a local, family owned company that values community connections. 


“I was thrilled to be involved with the gifting of a car to a family in need." said MCPS Director of Partnerships Elaine Chang. "Through our business partnerships and our work with the Automotive Trades Foundation (ATF), we found a way to support a local family."


At the conclusion of the ceremony, the “Golden Key” was passed from the donors, to MCPS, to the students, and finally to the family receiving the donation. The family shared how moved they were that the community came together to support them through this difficult time