Veterans get back on the road with Recycled Rides

Alisha Rousset will not forget her daughter’s sixth birthday. “It was December 21,” she said as she described her big surprise. “I started crying. Tears of joy. My life was about to change.” Little Gabriella wasn’t the only one to get a gift that day. Alisha, a mother of four and Army veteran, was given a free car from the family-owned Carstar auto body shop in Lakeland. The 2011 Toyota Corolla had less than 30,000 miles on it.
Published: 6:03 PM EDT March 14, 2019
Updated: 6:01 PM EDT March 14, 2019