GREENFIELD, IN -- Thanks to the efforts of an Indiana business, Helping Hands For Freedom was able to get a lift during its 3,091 mile walk across America.
Dellen Automotive, of Greenfield, provided the charity that aids families of the fallen, wounded and deployed with a donated car for Route For The Brave.
Route For The Brave’s purpose is to raise funds to construct a house of healing and PTSD center for military families and Gold Star families.
“These guys have been with us for years and are huge supporters of military families and their children, and Helping Hands For Freedom. Helping Hands For Freedom and Route For The Brave is really humbled to have a relationship with Dellen,” said David Roth, Chairman of the Board for Helping Hands For Freedom.
Gabe Montalvo, general manger at Dellen Automotive, understands the struggles military families endure, having served in the military previously.
“Helping Hands For Freedom does a great job helping military people that are wounded or lost a family member. We feel privileged that you let us help you,” Montalvo said.
Nick Dellen, owner of Dellen Automotive, echoed those sentiments.
“We enjoy seeing how passionate you guys are for Helping Hands For Freedom and Route For The Brave.. It is an honor to be involved with Helping Hands For Freedom. It makes you feel good as a person when you can make a difference in your community,” Dellen said.
During Route For The Brave, Helping Hands For Freedom asked citizens to adopt a soldier with a one-time donation of $22 in honor of the 22 soldiers lost daily to suicide.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, Helping Hands For Freedom will randomly select a name and that donor will walk away with the keys to the vehicle. The festivities, which include a concert, food and giveaways, will begin at 5 p.m. and will be held at Dellen Automotive, 2640 W. Main Street, Greenfield, and is open to the public.