Warriors and Caregivers United present veteran with car

This past Veterans Day, Warriors and Caregivers United presented Army veteran Tammy Blossey with the keys to a Chrysler 200 from Paris Auto Sales and Service in Big Rapids.

Blossey is currently participating in the Oasis program, which helps victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and after getting back on her feet needed a vehicle to be gainfully employed and independent, WACU member Russ Nehmer told the Herald Review.

He said he was contacted by Oasis to ask if he could help procure a vehicle.

“I used my network and connected with the State American Legion advisor, Gary Tanner, who set some of the financials in motion,” Nehmer said. “I reached out to my friend Josh Boglarsky, at Paris Auto Sales, to find a vehicle that we could put her in."

"They worked with us and dropped the price on the Chrysler to meet our budget," he added. "I paid for some parts and the plate, and we got the car done to present to Tammy before Veterans Day.”

Bossley now has a job, a place to live and a vehicle, which will provide her the opportunity to get some stability in her life, he added.

“She was very thankful to get those keys, and cried with joy,” Nehmer said. “She named the car ‘Phoenix — for out of the ashes comes life.’” 

To learn more about Warriors and Caregivers United visit wacu.org.