Two veterans organizations worked together to gift a car to a Marine Corps veteran in need last week.
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 45, and Warriors in the Field (WIF) in West Virginia presented a 2005 Sebring Convertible to Marine Corps veteran Michelle Bailey on Friday, January 31st.
Bailey, who was once homeless, now works at the VA medical center and is pursuing training at the VA Medical Center through their Compensated Work Therapy program. She was in need of a car to get her back and forth to work, so the two charitable organizations decided it was their time to step in and help, reported 12 WBOY.
WIF helps veterans with everyday struggles, offering support, help, and even hunting and fishing trips to those who need it. This time, they not only paid for Bailey’s car, but covered the title and registration fees, and even her first month of car insurance.
“She absolutely gets this car free and clear,” said WIF founder, David Whittaker. “She won’t have to pay anything to put it on the road. She will be able to leave here today and go home.”
“It seems like nothing good ever happens to me,” said Bailey. “But you know, I still keep on trucking and still keep on trying. This is just unbelievable I can’t believe something has happened good for me.”