TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Susan Jacobs as a Lightning Community Hero during the first period of tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. Jacobs, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will contribute the money to her charity of choice, Wheels Of Success.
Established in 2003, Wheels Of Success strives to help families obtain or continue work by providing them with reliable transportation through a program of car repairs, vehicle replacement, related licensing services, car payments, down payments and car-care classes in both Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Through the support of dedicated partners in the automotive industry, the organization obtains vehicles through purchase or donation and restores them to good running condition.
For nearly a decade, Jacobs has worked tirelessly to assist those in need who have fallen on hard times due to a variety of reasons. As a result of Jacobs’ goodwill and hospitality, dozens of individuals and families have been able to commute to and from work, take their children to school and fulfill daily necessities such as grocery shopping and making trips to the doctor’s office.