Mike's Auto Body

Community effort helps servicepeople

Mike’s Auto Body of Alameda helped celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Coast Guard Chiefs by presenting a “new” used car to a deserving Coast Guard family as part of the shop’s Benevolence Program on Coast Guard Island on May 17. 

With USS Hornet serving as a venerable backdrop, Mike’s Auto Body presented Petty Officer Second Class Eladia Minton with a brand-new car last week. A mother of three, Minton is stationed at Coast Guard Island. She has been unable to afford a car payment and has been getting around with a bicycle with a trailer attached. She has been struggling to afford reliable and affordable transportation because she currently does not have the financial means to manage a car payment.