Local veterans gifted with newly refurbished cars

Sarah Kemp, a single mom, says she can't do what she needs to do without a reliable vehicle. (KATU Photo)

Veterans Day is Sunday but Thursday was a special day for two veterans in our area.

They're now both parking newly refurbished cars in their driveways.

Progressive Insurance sponsored the nationwide event, handing out keys to more than a hundred veterans.

In Portland, Sarah Kemp and Angela Schultze were honored Thursday.

Both say this gift will have a huge impact on their lives.

"More freedom. I can get to my doctor's appointments; I can get to my therapy appointments," said Schultze.

"Being a single momma and in grad school, I can't do what I need to do without a reliable vehicle," Kemp said.

Both want to pay this new gift forward. They're looking for ways they can use the cars to help other veterans.

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