LaMettry’s Collision & Glass recently donated a fully restored 2008 Chevrolet Impala to a newlywed couple that returned from their deployment to Afghanistan. Sean and Nichelle Nagle are members of the Minnesota Army National Guard 114th Transportation Company, and the 114th TC were welcomed back to Minnesota in September. The donation was made through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program.
The Nagles spoke of how they were in “complete disbelief” at receiving the vehicle.
“This is a huge help for us,” they said.
The community effort to make this donation happen was emphasized throughout the event.
“It is a privilege to be part of a company and a local industry that is willing to invest time and dollars to demonstrate our appreciation to those in our military who give so much to represent and protect us,” said LaMettry’s President of Operations Darrell Amberson.
Also speaking at the event was Inver Grove Heights Mayor George Tourville. He spoke of the importance of the National Guard to Minnesota and the country, as well as that “it takes more than just one company to make these events happen.”
The vehicle was donated by American Family and repaired by LaMettry’s Collision with help from many local vendor partners. This is the fourth vehicle LaMettry’s has repaired and donated.