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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:20

NABC Recycled Rides Gets Veterans Back on the Road in Lakeland, FL

Written by Bobby Lewis, 10News WTSP


“We wanted to help out our community,” said Heather Cullaton. “Transportation and housing [are two] of the biggest struggles veterans have, especially those who have families.


“I think we take it for granted, our transportation.”


In addition to the new wheels, Alisha’s Corolla was filled with birthday and Christmas presents for her kids by the students in the Central Florida Aerospace Academy’s ROTC program. There were so many gifts that her kids wouldn’t fit in the car. It was a blessing that has led to a close relationship with the families at CARSTAR.


Alisha served in the Army from 2006--2008.


“It shows that people value our service,” she said, still shocked to be the owner of her silver car. “I would have taken purple with pink polka dots.”


Alisha and Heather hugged in the parking lot. They hadn’t seen each other since that Dec. 21 giveaway. CARSTAR hopes to contribute 2--3 recycled rides per year.


“I can’t wait until the next one,” said Heather.


CARSTAR will give away its next Recycled Ride on April 12 in Orlando.


We thank 10News WTSP for reprint permission.

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