It isn’t everyday that the Jeeping community gets to do something that dramatically helps other people. So when we heard about a restored 1974 Jeep J20 being donated to a family to help them, I jumped at the chance of being part of the Jeep family that would deliver the truck.
Our small group of Jeeps met in Troutdale and convoyed out to Hood River where we finally met up with others and the Hood River Police Department. Aaron is a retired Hood River Police Officer that ended his career early to stay home and assist his son, Thomas who needs special care.
The group “Keeping Disabled Vets Jeepin and Free” works on and provides Jeep vehicles to vets and those needing a little Jeep love to keep them offroading and to allow them respite from their day to day.
They do wonderful things.
With a full police escort, our group snaked through Hood River, and ended up 11 miles out at the Jubitz family home.
There, the family was surprised with their fully restored Jeep J20.
After some walkthroughs of the Jeep, and some words shared by most, it was time for the maiden voyage as Aaron drove his wife off in their new Jeep.
Below is a video from the day I put together:
The thought I walked away from is how there are so many people around us doing beautiful things, and we don’t even know it.
If you can, please make a contribution to the program by contacting the group on their Facebook page.