Benzie County Community Fundraises to Buy New Van for Man

A local community is raising money to buy a special van for a man who really needs it.

Nick Lonszale lives in Benzie County.

He’s a regular volunteer at Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.

Nick was born with physical disabilities that cause him to need a wheelchair.

The current van his family uses is 18 years-old and has more than 225,000 miles on it and now he needs a new van.

“It’s outlived its life. I’ve raised over about $1,000 in Christmas money and last year’s money. I’ve got a little bit, I’m trying to save some more money” said Lonszale.

Donations to help Lonszale buy a new van can be made here.