The Moore American

January 1, 2014

AAA donates car to tornado victim

For The American
The Moore American

MOORE — A victim of last May’s Moore tornado received a surprise recently when he was given a car by AAA Oklahoma.

The man, a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran, has struggled from time to time with homelessness. But for the last five years, he worked as a caretaker for a pair of neighboring homes in Moore. His situation changed dramatically when both homes were destroyed in the May 20 twister.

The vehicle, a 2009 Honda Accord, was donated by Oklahoma City’s CSAA (AAA) Insurance Group after being restored by Body Works Collision Centers. The Oklahoma City Salvation Army selected the recipient and AAA Oklahoma gave him a six-month auto insurance policy and a one-year AAA membership.

“I never imagined,” said the new owner of the Honda.