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SHELDON, Iowa (KCAU) — A Vietnam War veteran from Sheldon received a free car from a local dealership.
Willard, a Vietnam War veteran, of Sheldon, was in need of a vehicle in order to make it to his VA medical appointments in Sioux Falls. Due to his apartment being destroyed in a fire, and his car from 1993 with 300,000 miles breaking down, he did not have the funds to afford the repairs, according to a release from Total Motors.
When Marissa Korver of Spencer heard Willard’s story, she made a post on Facebook telling his tale.
Drenkow Motors, a Total Motors dealership in Sheldon, heard the story and began to think up ways they could help Willard. They teamed up with Marissa and presented Willard with a pre-owned Crysler 300. The car was gifted free of charge.
Funds raised by Marissa and the Spencer and surrounding communities totaled approximately $1,100 and were also gifted to Willard to help him with any other expenses.