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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:00 pm | Updated: 3:54 pm, Wed Nov 23, 2011.

U.S. Army National Guardsman Abe Boyd, a single working father of three sons, ages 6, 12 and 15, will have much to be thankful for this holiday season. Boyd and his family will receive a newly refurbished 2003 Toyota Sequoia from Mesa's Impact Auto Body and State Farm through Recycled Rides and Project We Remember.

Project We Remember recognizes various organizations that provide needed services to veterans. This year, the group wanted to recognize Boyd, who has spent the last 14 years as an Army guardsman.

His tours of duty have included Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been driving his family around in a 1971 pickup truck with no air conditioning and not enough room for the entire family.

The 2003 Toyota Sequoia will be presented to Boyd and his family on Dec. 21.

As part of the event, holiday presents are being collected for Boyd's children. The boys could use new shoes (sizes 2, 12 wide and 13 wide), T-shirts (sizes XL and 6T) and pants (sizes 34/26, 38/30 and 6T). One boy wants a bicycle repaired (pedals, cranks and 20-inch tubes needed) and the youngest would like a bike or scooter.

To help, contact Debbie Schubert at (602) 526-3921 or dschubert@impactautobody.com.

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