Mel Twilling (Army Veteran) was the first one out of the house to help unload the Enterprise cargo van that was busting at the seams with large bins and other containers filled with food and supplies.
Chicagoland CARSTAR and US-99 placed the donation bins at the participating shops during Military Month back in November. More than 10 donation bins and other containers were filled with much appreciated food and supplies. There was also over $300.00 collected in monetary donations that can be used for meals for the current residents. The Fisher House provides free temporary housing for the families of veterans currently staying at the Hine V.A. Hospital.
"I cannot thank the Fisher House and CARSTAR enough for providing me with a place to stay while my son was at Hines," said Mel Twilling, a 5 year Army Veteran who has been coming to the Fisher House off and on over the past two years while his son was at the Hines V.A. Hospital. "This is a wonderful thing that CARSTAR does."
Holly Wright, manager of the Hines Fisher House since its inception, is always a gracious host. "We send our appreciation to all the CARSTAR owners and staff for their generous donations," Wright said. "We depend on these donations to provide amenities to our residents during their stay here."
The Fisher House staff and residents were also treated to lunch that included some of the tastiest carrot cake in the area. Kudos to Chicagoland CARSTAR, who once again went beyond the call of duty in making sure the donation bins were filled to the top. Special thanks to Marian Rodriguez (CARSTAR Mundelein) and Stan Craven (CARSTAR Chicago 38th St.) for attending the event to bring their donations. A big shout out to Kerry Bulthuis (US-99 COUNTRY MUSIC). Kerri provided the donation bins. Also, thanks to CARSTAR All Line of Bolingbrook, CARSTAR Wally's of Des Plaines, CARSTAR West-Hill of Hillside, CARSTAR Scola's of Brookfield, CARSTAR Ideal of Arlington Heights, CARSTAR Friendly of Roselle and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
"Chicagoland CARSTAR and our partners business continue to make a difference," a statement from the company read. "This was a great way to kick-off the New Year. A very, very special thank you to the night time cleaning crew (The McBroom Family) from CARSTAR All Line for their generous and thoughtful contribution."
For more information, visit www.carstar.com.