Auburn Hills crossing guard receives donated car

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Tamera Eddington has been riding her bike everywhere for nearly two years after she lost her car.

Between her crossing guard job and her second job as a housekeeper, Eddington said she spends about three hours or more a day on her bike.

She hasn't let the lack of a vehicle stop her.

"I know I could lay in the bed, pull the covers over my head, or I can get up and press on," Eddington said.

Now, the woman who has been a crossing guard in Auburn Hills for 14 years has a car, thanks to some police officers and donations. 

Officer  Brian Miller, a school resource officer, sent an email to see if city workers would be interested in donating money toward a new car for Eddington. 

"One email and within 10 minutes, I had 10 envelopes sitting on my desk," he said.  

City employees raised about $2,000. Newcombs Auto Sales chipped in about $10,000 for the red Ford Focus.   

"When the opportunity arose, we couldn't have been more excited to  be able to help her, because she deserves it, " Chris Maier, of Newcombs, said.

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