By Linda Smith, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Bob and Sue Leirdahl, owner of AAMCO Transmissions along with the assistance of the AAMCO Girls of Puget Sound (consisting of Sue Leirdahl, daughters and AAMCO women employees) recently donated a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo to a Fort Lewis Wounded Soldier. The Fort Lewis Soldier was injured in Iraq and diagnosed with a severe head injury. He returned home to his expectant wife and two children.
AAMCO offers discounted automotive repairs to our wounded soldiers who are involved in various military assistance programs. This particular soldier and his family needed transportation to get to and from numerous doctor appointments and were relying strictly on public transportation. The wounded soldier brought his car in to get an alternator repaired, but after AAMCO did a complete inspection of the vehicle, they found that the vehicle’s engine needed to be replaced. Due to the year and condition of the vehicle, the cost of replacing the engine would not be worth the expense. Bob and Sue knew just what to do; they informed the AAMCO Girls to get their perfect family owned Jeep ready for donation for this wounded soldier and his family.
The AAMCO Girls had the Jeep fully inspected by the AAMCO technicians and sought out additional donations from AAMCO’s local business partners who were more than willing to offer their services to honor the wounded soldier and his family for their sacrifice to our country. It is amazing and very heartwarming to see how many people and businesses want to donate their time and services for such a great cause.
You can follow the AAMCO Girls Community Involvement efforts through their web site.