Samson is a refugee from Eritrea who arrived in the U.S. in July of 2014. He came with his wife and two children to pursue a life where he and his family can be safe from persecution. When he moved to Seattle a year and a half ago he supported his family through delivery driving with Amazon. He came to the Refugee Resettlement Office looking for financial assistance to help jump start his own career in America. One of the programs that RRO offers to their clients is Individual Development Account (IDA), which is a match saving program that can be used for education, purchasing a car or to start saving for a down payment on a home.
Samson was interested in getting his CDL training. Through the help of RRO’s IDA match saving program, we were able to contribute $2,000 and with his own savings, Samson was able to complete his CDL training at Pacific Trucking School in Rainier Valley. Since February, Samson has been driving his truck with Savannah Trucking Service. He expects to make three times the amount of salary that he previously made from Amazon. Congratulations Samson!