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A partnership to pay it forward

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By: Jenn Hatcher

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.

The dealership's 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 care."

Fiet did receive a small token in return.

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