Vehicles for Change to roll into new Halethorpe home in May

Vehicles for Change announced Thursday that it will move its operation two miles north from its current site in the 5200 block of Washington Boulevard.

The 13-year-old nonprofit, which refurbishes and sells vehicles to low-income families for as little as $750, purchased the 2.4-acre lot in the 4100 block of Washington Boulevard for $1.35 million, according to a release from Vehicles for Change.

The new facility has a 33,000-square-foot building and a 1.5-acre fenced-in lot, which more than doubles the space of its current location.

As many as 125 cars sit on the lot at its current location, said Robin Yasinow, a spokeswoman for Vehicles for Change.

Before Vehicles for Change moves, it will add a six-bay garage to the site where it can repair donated cars, the release stated.

At its current location, the organization sends cars to third-party garages, the release stated.

To utilize the extra space, Vehicles for Change is considering creating a job training center that would allow students to prepare for careers as mechanics or detailers, the release stated.

The move will end the organization's six-year stay at its current location, according to Yasinow.

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