LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A local guardswoman who lost everything in last month's tornado got a big surprise on Saturday. Cars for Heroes and Tide Dry Cleaners came together and gave Jennifer Champion a car!
"It's going to help a lot," she said. "It's going to help a lot to get them where they need to go."
And by them, she meant her four children: Alexis, 16, Kylea, 15, Dylan, 14, and Haley, 6. Their home was destroyed when a tornado hit the city of Vilonia in April. The whole family has been staying with Champion's mother, Carrell Wade, in Conway.
"It's been an overwhelming mix of emotions," Wade said.
"It's been hard cause of all the memories and stuff that we've lost," Alexis said. "It's just been difficult."
"We've been having to use my grandma's cars," Dylan said.
Terry Frantz with Cars for Heroes had a surprise waiting for Champion in West Little Rock.