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Tuesday, 23 July 2019 19:44

Uplift Clark County, WA, Celebrates Their Fifth Year of Giveaways

Written by Staff, The Columbian
One of 2016's Uplift Clark County recipients was Celia Wilbur who received a 2007 Ford Taurus. One of 2016's Uplift Clark County recipients was Celia Wilbur who received a 2007 Ford Taurus. The Columbian


For the last five years, Chappelle’s Towing has partnered with Jacobus Carstar in Vancouver, WA, and other local businesses to donate a quality used vehicle to one resident of Clark County, WA, to give them greater freedom and help them better serve their community.

They call this Uplift Clark County. Chappelle’s has been able to purchase a vehicle for an upstanding, but financially struggling, member of the community every year for the last five years; four of those years partnering with Jacobus Carstar, and one with the help of Elite Collision in Battle Ground, WA. Much of America is not adequately covered by bus and train lines making car travel one of the only means many people have to make it to work or school. With a car holding such an important place in helping a family earn income and helping transport loved ones, and with Chappelle’s Towing’s incredible record for local vehicle retrieval, and Jacobus Carstar’s talent in vehicle restoration, it only made sense for both companies to give back through the gift of a car.


This Year’s Giveaway


This year’s recipient of a certified pre-owned 2011 Hyundai Sonata was Clark County resident Sheena Barrett. She was nominated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. Now Barrett and her sons will be able to attend school functions and make it to work on time without being at the mercy of the bus schedule. A vehicle grants freedom as well as greater financial opportunity and when a member of our community succeeds, we all benefit. This year’s ribbon-cutting happened on Wednesday, June 19 at the local restaurant Warehouse 23. It was attended by a number of community members including numerous members of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce “Red Coat” Ambassadors.


Previous Year’s Giveaways


For their first donation, Jacobus Carstar recalls:


“We had some 60 nominations, 50 of them were for this young lady here [Rachael Methke]. That obviously says a lot about her character.”


Chappelle’s Towing and Jacobus Carstar have been honored to provide assistance to so many incredible people over the years.

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