A local dealership and a giving woman teamed up to make sure
one military family has reliable wheels.
Friday afternoon, Anderson
Ford handed over the keys to a 2004 Passat to Marine John Vivier.
non–profit, called "Because People Matter," serves the community by donating/repairing
cars for people in need.
Sarah Fiet thought
the program was a great idea.
"It seems like
such a small thing to give back in comparison to what our men and women who
serve for our country give to all of us," explains Feit.
Feit decided she
wanted to help a military member after her grandfather, a proud World War II
veteran, passed away, last spring.
"It's just an
exciting thing to see a customer get behind it, to donate a car to help a
veteran," says Mike Anderson, the dealership owner.
The dealership wanted
to honor Sarah's grandfather in another way.
They installed a
plaque right on the dashboard of the car.
Vivier's family was
in dire need.
Their one vehicle
broke down on a constant base.
Vivier says the help
is much appreciated, "Sometimes you feel like the rest of the world has
forgotten about you and forgotten about their veterans and every once and a
while it's nice to be reminded that people still do remember us and still do