Charitable Woman Is Given Van by Thankful Community: 'I Just Started Crying'

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Jennifer Clark consistently gives her all to her Wisconsin community, and its members decided it was time to give back to her.

The owner of Jen's Sweet Treats was having big car problems. Her van was rusted and prone to overheating on a daily basis. It also had no heat.

So to repay the woman who donates food during the holidays and raises money for the families of fallen police officers, residents in her Milwaukee-area neighborhood donated thousands to buy her a new vehicle.

When she walked onto the lot of Diamond Jim's Motor Cars, she broke down in tears.

"I saw all the people and I just started crying," she said. "I could barely walk."

She is now the proud owner of a 2010 Dodge Caravan, thanks to the donated funds and the car lot's owner.

"I'm just overwhelmed with the generosity with every one that come out to support this and support me," she said. "I just feel so blessed."

Jamyn Rukavina, who spearheaded the fundraising effort, said it wasn't hard to raise the money.

"Everyone in the community can say they love Jen, so it's not too hard to something nice for her."

Clark is not used to being on the receiving end of gifts, "but I kind of like it," she said, laughing as she stood by her new ride.


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