Opportunity Place Inc., a shelter for women and families who are homeless, was a recent recipient of a 2007 Toyota Corolla, a gift from a supporter of the shelter.

"This generous donation will be a necessary asset to one of our residents," said Debra McDaniel, executive director of Opportunity Place. "Transportation is one of the main barriers for self-sufficiency, which is the goal we have for all of our residents."

The shelter is located on Lovejoy Road in Fort Walton, giving safety to families from all over Northwest Florida and the surrounding areas. To find out more about the shelter, or to make a tax-deductible donation of a car, funds or other items, visit www.opifwb.org.