C3 Church ministry finds car to aid former Marine

LAWRENCEVILLE — Last week, the men of C3 Church Atlanta and its REALMEN Ministry were looking for additional help in getting Sgt. Michael McKinney of Winder a used, but cleaned-up car.

This week, they have received a Chrysler Town & Country minivan and are in the process of cleaning it up. The group may also have an additional car to fix up for the family.

“We might be able to replace both of their cars,” said Jim Crumbley, a former Marine turned associate pastor for C3 Church Atlanta. “And I’ve seen their Saturn. It definitely needs replacing.”

McKinney and his family will not see the van until today when they present him the keys.

McKinney served in the Marines until 2008. When he returned home from his tour, he joined the National Guard as a combat medic. Recently, McKinney moved his family to Winder from Ohio after his unit was called for deployment. Now the former Marine works in Atlanta to support his family.

All funds for the purchase of the vehicle, plus needed customizations and restoration work have been funded by community donations. For more information on McKinney or how you can help contribute to this gift, contact Crumbley at jimcrumbley@gmail.com.