Donald Gilmore was given a 10-year sentence and was released from prison after the first of the year. He was recruited by Fathers & Families Support Center and entered the Training To Work Program on January 11, 2016.
While in the program, he received his forklift certification and has completed his CDL license from Southern Missouri Trucking School. He obtained gainful employment and is now working at PTI Transportation Inc., as a driver.
Gilmore has surpassed the program salary requirements and was making $12.50 an hour at the time of his entry. He has improved his income to 54 cents a mile and has nearly doubled his previous hourly rate.
Gilmore drives his own truck and is making his rounds across the U.S. visiting several states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia and Texas.
In addition to his FFSC completion and success, he is working on improving his relationship with his 18-year-old daughter.