JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Six cars, including a Malibu, Cruze, Equinox and Trax, were given away Saturday by Beaver Chevrolet.
The lucky heroes nominated by their friends and family were selected from a group of more than 300 people. They include a veteran, a corrections officer, a police officer, a firefighter, a teacher and a nurse.
The dealership awarded the vehicles to Jessica Hamm, who's a nurse, corrections officer Deon Johnson, firefighter Nate "Stretch" McNamee, teacher Angela Jordan, veteran Daniel Brown and police Officer William Earman.
Christmas is typically a time for the kids, waiting for gifts from Santa, but these six local heroes are about to feel like kids again when they see their new four-wheel gifts.
Brown is a Navy veteran who was nominated by his dad.
"It is going to do a lot. It's going to do a lot. We have a vehicle that has over 300,000 miles on it, and it is on its last leg, so it is definitely going to bail us out," Brown said.
Jordan teaches at Gregory Drive Elementary School.
"We were having car troubles," Jordan said. "These are my kids. I have a teenager and then I have triplets, and then with day care costs and everything that comes with that, it was just so hard for a few months."
McNamee tried to nominate his wife, but he didn't finish the process.
"I actually tried to nominate my wife. I sent her the information and told her I was having issues uploading her picture to this contest, and she told me she'd take care of it. So she actually nominated me," McNamee said. "She turned the tables on me and put my picture up there."
All eighteen finalists will receive free lifetime oil changes at Beaver Chevrolet.
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