Erie Insurance provided the van, and restoration was handled by Marty and Debbie Zabel, owners of CARSTAR Forest Home Auto Body in Milwaukee, WI, as well as their son who did all of the paint work. The Veterans Employment Alliance will use the van to shuttle veterans to and from work.
“We would like to thank all of those that participated in the donation of the van to the VEA Center on behalf of Veterans & Families in Crisis,” said Ken Davis, Director of the Veterans Employment Alliance. “Again, many thanks on behalf of our brothers and sisters preserving freedom in America.”
The van was given away in front of thousands of people at the Hiller Ford 6th Annual MACC Charity Fund Car Show on September 13.
“It was meant to be,” said Debbie Zabel, owner of CARSTAR Forest Home. “It turned out to be such a tremendous blessing for the recipients. There were thousands of people there. They allowed us to use the PA system, so the van was given away in front of everyone.”