Big Brothers and A&J team up for van giveaway

“We are excited to be a part of the Recycled Rides Program again this year,” said Jody Gatchell, owner of A&J. “The vision of the program is to recycle and deliver hundreds of vehicles each year to families in need with the help of local charitable agencies.”

The 2002 Chrysler Town and Country van was given to Phyllis Wood, whose grandchildren are served by the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

“We are excited to be able to partner with A&J Collision to offer a van to one of our families,” said Amy Stockton, chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

According to Gatchell, there were 50-plus vehicles donated to individuals throughout the United States. The van presented to Wood was the only one in Arkansas.

“At A&J Collision, along with the help from Travelers Insurance, Preferred Auto, Helton’s Wrecker Service and Bart’s Detailing, we were able to complete this vehicle,” Gatchell said.