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Going the Extra Mile to Keep Veterans Going for Miles

Car winner Sequouia Hurt

Two women veterans in San Antonio received refurbished vehicles from the National Autobody Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides Program.

“Having reliable transportation can make a huge difference in someone’s life, especially when it comes to accessing employment opportunities, medical appointments, and other essential services,” said Laurie Pimentel-Johnson, Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employment Services South Texas District Outreach Coordinator and Army veteran. Pimentel-Johnson attended the car presentation event.

Car winner Sequouia Hurt with black

One of the car recipients was Army veteran Sequoyia Hurt. She and her husband have four school aged children. The family has received housing assistance from Endeavors Support Services for Veteran Families, which receives TVC Funds for Veterans Assistance (FVA) grants. Hurt was nominated for the car by Grace After Fire Lead Outreach Coordinator Amelia Peacock. Grace After Fire, also a TVC FVA grantee, is a Bastrop based nonprofit that helps connect women veterans to needed resources. Pictured are Hurt and her husband Danie with a freshly refurbished 2017 Honda CR-V.

The other car recipient was Army veteran Vanessa Hernandez, also a mother a four. Hernandez was nominated by Soldiers’ Angels President and CEO Amy Palmer. Soldiers’ Angels is a San Antonio based nonprofit which provides aid, comfort, and resources to active duty military, veterans, and their families. Pictured is Hernandez, second from right, with her newly refurbished a 2017 Mazda CX-5.

Photo of car winner Hernandez with red 2017 Mazda CX-5 vehicle

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