Boy Scout finds way to recycle cars for needy veterans

Author: The Associated Press
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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – Two Army veterans have new rides thanks to a Lakeland teen’s Eagle Scout project.

The Ledger of Lakeland reports 15-year-old Corey Cullaton started working on his Recycled Ride for a Veteran project in June. On Saturday, veterans Pamela Washington and Tanya Mann received their restored cars.

Cullaton of Boy Scout Troop 106 says he wanted to give veterans the opportunity to get a reliable vehicle.

The cars were donated from local businesses and Autobody Resurrection Carstar of Lakeland chipped in the costs of labor to restore a 2010 Mazda 3 and a 2009 Toyota Camry.

Clark’s House, an organization that helps veterans with housing, helped Cullaton find candidates for the finished product. The agency also raised money to cover the cost of the tags and titles for both vehicles.

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