Veteran receives donated car for Christmas

Geico and Caliber Collision were part of the donation

RANSON, W.Va. - “If I showed my excitement you would probably have to run down the street to catch me,” said Robert Scott, a U.S. Army Veteran from Martinsburg.

It might be harder to chase Scott down the street now that he has a nearly brand-new car.

Thanks to a local organization, Soldier's Angels, he was chosen to receive the car provided by the company Caliber Collision.

“We wanted to do it to give back to the military. They do a lot for us and this is something small that we could do for them to give them, just like for us, get him back into the rhythm of his life,” said Blayne Mutchler, Center Manager of Caliber Collision in Charles Town.

Scott says he hasn't visited his family in Washington D.C. in more than two years.

“Not having transportation stopped me from doing that but now, I’m ok. I can go see them whenever I want to," said Scott.

The car is a recycled ride donated by Geico and reworked by Caliber Collision. Everything inside is as good as new, and they even provided Scott with all the materials he would need to keep the car in tip top shape.

“I'd like to thank everyone that’s involved with this and most of all I’d like to thank my friend for putting my name in for this. Everything is fantastic,” exclaimed Scott.

This was the first donation of a car given by Caliber Collision in the state of West Virginia according to company officials.

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