Car Ministry of ATLAS (CMA)


The Car Ministry of ATLAS is set up in order to help clients obtain a start-up car. In order to receive a car, someone would have to be involved with their local ATLAS or other ministry and set up an interview through their advocate with the CMA interview board.

Phone: 712-722-4900 Email:

How can I be involved?

  • You can donate your used vehicle (more info below)

  • You can give financially

  • You can become a volunteer mechanic

How can I donate a vehicle?

  • The vehicle can be brought to Ver Hoef Automotive or Mouw Motor in Sioux Center and mention it is for the ATLAS Car Ministry. An appraisal will be done for the amount of the tax donation, and the paperwork will get shifted over to ATLAS to be completed and begin the mechanical process.

  • Times to consider donating:

    • Not wanting to take the trade-in value for your vehicle but can turn in the estimated value for an income tax donation

    • An extra vehicle that you no longer need or use

    • Estate donations

How can I apply for a vehicle?

CMA Application

Other requirements:

  • Must schedule interview time (first Monday of every month)

  • Must have valid driver's license

  • Cannot already have a vehicle

  • Must have application completed

  • Must take along an advocate (counselor, mentor, pastor, etc.)

  • Must have been connected to advocate for a minimum of 3 months.

Car Ministry Recipients' Testimonies

"Receiving a car from the Car Ministry of ATLAS has been one of the biggest blessings for my kids and I. We are able to get to and from school and also able to visit family. Thank you so much!" - ATLAS Car Ministry Recipient

"The Car Ministry program has been SUCH a blessing in my life! Having this car has allowed me to reconnect with my children and my dad and grandma. It has given me the opportunity to return to work and the ability to enroll my youngest child in early head start, which has helped her grow socially and developmentally. It has also given me the freedom and independence I've been without for so long. I am grateful beyond words. Thank you!!!" - ATLAS Car Ministry Recipient

When God opened ATLAS' doors to me it gave me the opportunity to get to know different mentors and staff members that were able to show me how real, wide and deep is the love of God. Through the Car Ministry, I was blessed to receive the vehicle that I have been dreaming of getting! I am so thankful for ATLAS, for the Car Ministry and for God's perfect timing for getting me a vehicle. - Eustoquia Barranco