NCC Gives Away 27th Car Through the CHARITABLE CHARIOTS Program

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) proudly continues its tradition of community service with the donation of a 2008 Chrysler Sebring through its “Charitable Chariots” program. This initiative aims to provide transportation solutions to families in need while offering valuable hands-on experience to students.

The recent recipients, Bohdan and Sasha Panasovych, Ukrainian immigrants newly settled in the United States, expressed gratitude for the gift. “We came to the US with nothing,” Bohdan shared. “This gift provides us with a good opportunity for our new lives here because there is very little public transit in Northwest Iowa. We are very thankful.”

The ceremony marking the transition of ownership from the College to the Panasovychs was attended by members of the community, faculty, and students, who witnessed the impact of their collective effort. Gabriel Campbell, an Automotive & Light Duty Diesel student from Everly, IA, reflected on his involvement: “This is a very cool project. It makes me feel really good that we can help someone.”

Thomas Munoz, another student participant from Doon, IA, echoed Campbell’s sentiment, stating, “I like helping people out that need a lift up. This is my second Charitable Chariots car that I have worked on. I like learning how to take apart a car, identifying the problem, and then putting it back together.”

The Charitable Chariots Program, an integral part of NCC’s Automotive & Light Duty Diesel and Diesel Technology Programs, has now donated 27 vehicles to families in need across Northwest Iowa. Chuck Ball, NCC Automotive Instructor, emphasized the program’s broader educational goals: “We want students to be well-rounded professionals, and that includes giving back to their communities.”

For those interested in contributing to the Charitable Chariots program, please contact Chuck Ball at Northwest Iowa Community College via phone at (712) 324-5061 or email at

For more information on NCC’s various programs or to request a free copy of the NCC Viewbook, please contact the Admissions Office at or visit the NCC website at At NCC, your success is our story.

About Northwest Iowa Community College:
Northwest Iowa Community College is committed to providing high-quality education and training programs to empower individuals and communities to achieve their full potential. With over 50 programs and a focus on student success, NCC remains dedicated to serving the needs of its students and the surrounding community.

Gabriel Campbell, Thomas Munoz, Bohdan and Sasha Panasovych

Picture: L to R: Gabriel Campbell, Thomas Munoz, Bohdan and Sasha Panasovych

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