New SUV Anonymously Donated To Peabody Veterans Shuttle Program


PEABODY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A brand new SUV was anonymously donated to Peabody Veteran Services for their shuttle program.

The shuttle program aims to help veterans by driving them to their doctor appointments. Peabody Veteran Services Director Steven Patten said his assistant, Lisa Leavitt, came up with the idea.

"She says, 'I always wanted to get these veterans, these heroes, to their medical appointments,'" Patten said.

Peabody veterans shuttle

(Carl Stevens/WBZ NewsRadio)

The program started with a used vehicle, donated by Honda North. Now, they have the brand new SUV, which was left in front of a city councilor's house last week with a note.

"It said, 'We want to donate this to the Peabody Veterans,'" Patten said. "Essentially the note said to make [veterans] lives just a little bit easier."

Volunteers, who are also mostly veterans, are now driving veterans to their medical appointments for free in the new car.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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