PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Carlos Velez’s Clara Rose Ice Cream Truck is an actual wreck proper now, however he stated he hopes to get again in enterprise.
Velez’s classic 1964 Jeep Fleetvan was concerned in an accident final weekend which may have left his classic ice cream truck totaled.
What You Want To Know
- Proprietor was on technique to 5-year-old’s celebration at time of accident
- Carlos Velez give up his job to create the enterprise
- A GoFundMe account has been established to assist pay for repairs
Velez, a former Pinellas County corrections officer who give up his job and invested his retirement cash into refurbishing the van to create the enterprise, stated he was on his technique to a 5-year-old’s celebration on the time of the crash.
“I did just a little stroll round [the truck],“ Velez stated, “and he or she’s twisted from entrance to again.”
So now Velez is attempting to piece his small enterprise collectively once more — as a result of his household relied on it.
A GoFundMe account has been set as much as assist Velez pay the restore bills. As of Friday night time, greater than $11,000 of the $40,000 objective had been raised.
“It’s my life,” Velez stated. “It’s been form of like a remedy for me since leaving the jail as a deputy.”