Moline Officer Pays It Forward, Gifts Car to Family in Need
Last week, Awad Arbab's car caught on fire while he was being treated for a work-related injury in the hospital. It was completely totaled and he only had liability insurance.
Officer Patrick Moody, who is no stranger to giving cars to those in need, knew that Awad would be his next recipient. Awad and his wife, Khadiga Gumaa, have a 4-year-old son and a 1 1/2-year-old daughter. The family lives in East Moline and the both Awad and Khadiga work at Tyson in Joslin.
The family was struggling to make ends meet before losing their car. Now with Awad not working due to an injury, struggles have gotten worse.
That's where Officer Moody comes in. This year he partnered with the Moline Municipal Credit Union to make his car giveaway extra special. Today they replaced the family's 1997 Toyota Camry with a 2009 Chevy Impala. On top of that, the family received $1,000.
Officer Moody also paid the taxes and registration fees for the vehicle and made sure it had a full tank of gas. He also outfitted the car with new car seats for the children.