Gold Star daughters honored with new vehicles in Driven to Serve program

May 22, 2024
Composite image of two photos of women sitting in the driver's seats of cars.
Megan Kelley, left, and Trynity Scott each received payment-free vehicles during a May 16 ceremony at U.S. Bank Plaza in Minneapolis.

Since 2018, U.S. Bank has provided over 70 payment free vehicles to military families in need, with more than 40 presented in partnership with the Freedom Alliance

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month and ahead of Memorial Day, two Gold Star daughters received brand-new, payment-free 2024 Chevrolet Equinoxes from the Freedom Alliance and U.S. Bank.

Megan Kelley and Trynity Scott, daughters of fallen U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officers Matthew Kelley and Joshua Scott, were presented with the vehicles during a May 16 ceremony at U.S. Bank Plaza in Minneapolis.

“For the Gold Star families, these vehicles are more than just a means of transportation,” said Greg Cunningham, chief diversity officer for U.S. Bank. “They are a resource that will enable them to live their lives fully, allowing household travel and providing needed stability.”

The event was part of the Driven to Serve program, a partnership between the Freedom Alliance and U.S. Bank to support Gold Star Families who have lost immediate family members in the line of duty.

“If Matthew Kelley and Joshua Scott were here, they would ensure their daughters had safe and reliable transportation,” said Tom Kilgannon, president of Freedom Alliance. “But they made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, so we are honored to help care for their families in this way.”

For more about Driven to Serve and this event, watch the brief video below. 

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