Wells Fargo and Hendrick Automotive Group Donate 2021 Honda Rider Through Military Warriors Support Foundation
EASLEY, SC (Press Release) – For wounded veterans, the transition from military to civilian life can be a challenge. This, combined with the cost of a new vehicle, can place an additional burden on our country’s military service members and their families. To help, Wells Fargo partnered with Hendrick Automotive Group, Easley’s Hendrick Honda and Military Warriors Support Foundation to present a 2021 Honda rider without payment to retired U.S. Army Master Sgt.Timothy Harvley in a special ceremony Thursday, June 24, at the dealership.
“My family has a very active lifestyle. My kids love to play all sports at school and with the family, we love to go fishing and camping whenever we can. We enjoy spending time together, grilling, and making hash, stews and soups. So this vehicle will mean the world to us and get us to the beach in a truly reliable vehicle. We usually rent a car to travel, but with this car we won’t have to. “
“I still can’t believe we were chosen to receive this generous donation. It will be such a blessing for me and my family, ”said retired US Army Master Sgt. Timothy Harvley.
The donation was made as part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program, which rewards vehicles without payment and provides one year of family and financial mentorship to wounded veterans and Gold Star families. According to the Foundation, the counseling has helped families participating in its program pay off an average debt of about $ 30,000.
Timothy Harvley joined the military in 1986 in hopes of improving himself and serving the country he loved. As a member of the Army National Guard, he supported Hurricane Hugo flood relief in West Virginia and Honduras, as well as the US border patrol in California. Throughout his military service he was stationed in Albania; Annette Island, Alaska; Fort Dix, New Jersey and many more places around the world. In 2005, while deployed to Iraq, Staff Sergeant Harvley was injured in combat and subsequently received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. After 22 years of service, Staff Sergeant Harvley retired for medical reasons and received numerous awards for his bravery, including a Combat Action Badge, an Iraq Campaign Medal, a world war on terror service medal and more. Today he lives in Hodges, South Carolina, with his family.
Wells Fargo Auto, a division of Wells Fargo Consumer Lending, launched the Sponsored Vehicle Donation Program in 2015, and since then has worked with auto dealers across the country to sponsor the donation of more than 50 vehicles without payment and over $ 1.5 million in family and financial mentorship to wounded veterans and Gold Star families through the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program.