Army veteran in New Jersey who used to commute eight hours every day to get to work has received a newly refurbished car to make his life easier.
Former Airborne Ranger Lemuel Thomas had to spend four hours each way commuting to his job in New Brunswick using New Jersey Transit or expensive ride-sharing services.
However, at a surprise event in Pennington, he was presented with the keys to a car refurbished by Caliber Collision and Geico as part of the nabc Recycled Rides program, which provides reliable transportation to those in need.
Thomas said that finances had been tight as he was helping his son Jordan with college tuition, and he expressed his gratitude to the donors.
He also said that getting the car was inspiring him to help others and pay it forward.