Great article by Megan Woodward of the Carroll County Times about our annual Back on the Road event and what it’s all about.
“I was raised here in Eldersburg and I went to school here my whole life,” Langmead said. “Growing up, my parents always had us volunteering for Christmas … all those kinds of things. I have a gift for fixing cars and it’s something I can offer to make a significant change in somebody’s life.”
Dodge Ram 1500 Repair
New front control arms with ball joints for a deserving Marine veteran's Dodge Ram 1500
Chevy Traverse Repair
Four new Bridgestone Alenza Ultra tires, a new power steering pump and rack and pinion replacement for a deserving Marine veteran's Chevy Traverse
Toyota Tundra Repair
New Nitto Terra Grappler G2 tires for a deserving Marine veteran's Toyota Tundra
Chevy Trailblazer Repair
Nominated by a fellow church member, a "gentle and caring" local veteran gets new brakes & replacement parts for their 2007 Chevy Trailblazer
GMC 1500 Suspension Repair
This awardee was described to us as "Loving and Kind. Vietnam Era USN Veteran. VERY Patriotic and loves his country! Always trying to help other Veterans in need." We know this to be the case and are very honored to have the opportunity to work with him.
Toyota Highlander Repair
The person who nominated this local veteran wrote he “is hardworking, caring. He is Navy through and through. He is so proud to be a Navy Veteran. He was chief in the navy for 10 years and served tours in the middle east. He could really use a big boost or moral and appreciation for serving his country.”
Jeep Commander Repair
We checked over vehicle and found several items need to be addressed. Then passenger side exhaust manifold has several broken bolts. Once all bolts were removed we cleaned cylinder head and reassembled with new Exhaust Manifold, Manifold gasket and 8 new studs and nuts.
GMC Sierra 1500 Repair
When Wyatt dropped off truck he request a couple things. First was there is a brake pulsation after driving for a little while. Second he wanted us to perform an Alignment, Wyatt stated that his tires are wearing funny. He also wanted us to check truck over for any maintenance needed. We put Wyatt in a loaner car and told him we would call when we were done.
Chevy Silverado 2500 Repair
This nominee comes from a long line of veterans. He signed up for the Air Force while still in high school and served multiple tours of duty. His Silverado "has seen better days but he loves that truck."
Hyundai Sonata Repair
This nominee is a 77 year old Korean War veteran and former Laurel Police Officer. He was widowed two years ago and recently moved in with his son, daughter in law and grandson. He took great care his wife and never left her needing for anything while she was sick even sacrificing his own medications to pay for whatever treatments or medications she needed. He would give you the shirt off his back.
Chevy Cobalt Repair
This local veteran drives a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt. He is a 6 year veteran of the Air Force. After completing his service to our country, he has enrolled in a local college and studies criminal justice.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Repair
This nominee served 11 years in the Army. A kind and loving man who would do anything for anyone, even at his own expense. He is hard working and goes above and beyond every day with a positive attitude. He has been amazing this year helping others through their health issues.