Daisy Mountain Veterans to Present Vehicle to Veteran in Distress – August 25, 2017, 10:00 A.M. – Anthem Veterans Memorial

ANTHEM, AZ – Daisy Mountain Veterans (DMV) President Mary Ann Derryberry announced today that the organization will present a donated vehicle to a deserving veteran on Friday, August 25th at the Anthem Veterans Memorial beginning at 10:00 a.m. This will be the eighth time the DMV has arranged for a vehicle to be presented to a veteran in need.

“Gabriel” is a disabled Marine Corps veteran who served from 1987 to 2003. He is the divorced father of an eighteen-year-old daughter who lives with him, and whose son recently joined the military. Gabriel’s disability income was reduced once his daughter reached eighteen. As a result, he was unable to afford repairs to his existing truck, which has more than 100,000 miles on it. He became dependent on friends and his ex-wife for transportation.

Enter Jenny Jett Erwin, an Anthem resident and member of the Daisy Mountain Veterans. Upon hearing of Gabriel’s plight, Jenny offered to donate to him her Mom’s modestly-used Saturn with just 38,000 miles on its odometer.

According to Jenny, “I am so pleased to be a part of the Daisy Mountain Veterans and to support their efforts to assist local veterans. This car holds many special memories of my mother. She was very active in her community, and would be pleased that I could help a veteran with this car. My father was a World War II veteran who served as a VFW post commander in Tennessee and helped to obtain wheelchairs and walkers for disabled people who couldn’t afford them. This donation will help to carry on their legacy of giving back to the community.”

The public is invited to attend the presentation ceremony on August 25.

“The nation which forgets its veterans will itself be forgotten.”

-President Calvin Coolidge

For more information, contact:  info@daisymtnvets.org.