Local man gets dream truck through Dream Foundation

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM.

The process of granting these wishes, Brown said, was to go to local agencies and resources.

“In this case we contacted the Washington-Holmes Technical Center and it just expanded from there,” said Brown. “They’ve gone above and beyond in helping Mr. Dupree’s dream come to life.”

WHTC Automotive Collision and Repair Instructor Jerry Harrell gave most of the credit to his students.

“When they found out it was for a man who didn’t have long to live they were more then enthusiastic to help,” said Harrell. “They were in here with every spare moment they had working hard and doing their best to make sure that this vehicle was put together in prime condition. I’m very proud of my students and their eagerness to help those in need.”

Dupree added that Mitchell Sight & Sound would be donating and installing a sound system for the truck.

“The Washington-Holmes Technical Center did a wonderful job,” said Dupree. “This truck is my life and only transportation. I also want to say that without my fiancé, Vanessa Hawkins, this dream would’ve never got started — she’s my heart.”

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