SANTA MONICA, Calif. –
Since TrueCar started the program, DrivenToDrive, in 2016 to help injured veterans regain their independence and get back behind the wheel of a vehicle, the program has awarded four disabled veterans with brand-new vehicles.
This week, TrueCar said it is again teaming up with AutoNation and DAV, or Disabled American Veterans, for its DrivenToDrive program.
New for this year, NASCAR driver and Naval officer, Jesse Iwuji, who is TrueCar Military’s brand ambassador, will participate in the 2020 DrivenToDrive program and present a vehicle to the recipient on Veterans Day.
TrueCar president and chief executive officer Mike Darrow said providing a vehicle retrofit to an injured veteran’s specific needs helps the veteran control his or her own mobility and brings independence to his or her life.
“This program is incredibly meaningful to our organization, and we are excited to continue it in partnership with AutoNation and DAV as we help the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom regain their freedom to drive,” Darrow said in a news release.
This marks the fourth year of TrueCar’s DrivenToDrive program and fifth vehicle giveaway.
AutoNation executive vice president and chief customer experience officer Marc Cannon said DrivenToDrive embodies AutoNation and TrueCar’s shared commitment to American military veterans.
“It is truly an honor to be able to impact the life of an injured veteran by gifting them a retrofit vehicle that gets them back behind the wheel,” Cannon said.
DAV national adjutant Marc Burgess said TrueCar has been a strong partner for many years.
“And we are excited to join forces with them again to support DrivenToDrive,” Burgess said. “The men and women who served know all too well the costs of preserving the freedoms we all enjoy, and we’re proud to offer veterans the gift of increased independence thanks to DrivenToDrive.”
DAV provides the recipient nominees. TrueCar representatives and DrivenToDrive ambassador and Army Ranger Cory Remsburg will select the winner.
A virtual event awarding the 2020 winning veteran with a new vehicle will take place online on Nov. 11.
More information is available about DrivenToDrive, its mission and past winners.