LaMettry’s Collision & Glass donated a fully restored 2008 Chevrolet Impala to a newlywed couple recently returning from their deployment to Afghanistan. The recipients, Sean and Nichelle, are members of the Minnesota Army National Guard 114th Transportation Company. The 114th TC were welcomed back to Minnesota in September.
At the presentation, Sean and Nichelle spoke of how they were in “complete disbelief” at receiving the vehicle.
“This is a huge help for us.”
The community effort to make this donation happen for two well deserving vets was emphasized throughout the event.
“It is a privilege to be part of a company and a local industry that is willing to invest time and dollars to demonstrate our appreciation to those in our military who give so much to represent and protect us,” said LaMettry’s President of Operations, Darrell Amberson.
Colonel Johanna Clyborne of the Minnesota Army National Guard thanked “the community as a whole that has stepped forward, working together to fill a need.”
Also speaking at the event was Inver Grove Heights Mayor George Tourville. He spoke of the importance of the National Guard to our state and country, as well as that “it takes more than just one company to make these events happen.”
The vehicle was donated by American Family, and repaired by LaMettry’s Collision with help from many local vendor partners. This is the 4th vehicle LaMettry’s has repaired and donated.