The Collin County Jeep Club Recovery Team responded to a request for assistance for a vehicle that had veered off of the Hwy 75 frontage road in Anna and was stuck in the mud during the heavy rains on Nov. 29, highlighting an active and involved local community.

According to a Facebook post, a husband was on his way to work when his car slid into a ditch. He was not injured during the incident. The owner had to leave the car in the mud and made a call for assistance thru Facebook.

“Within minutes, our recovery Team responded with five Jeeps to assist the driver back to the road safely,” said Ken Morrell, the group’s founder. “I am very proud of how well the Jeep community quickly responds to requests for help in any type of weather conditions and at the expense of their own time.”

The vehicle was quickly winched back to the road where it was inspected with the assistance of the owner’s son, who was able to quickly get the vehicle back home.

The CCJC Recovery team assist its members and the public if they get into a tough spot. Its members volunteer at odd hours, on the worst days, in the worst weather and in the deepest mud for the opportunity to pull someone to safety.

Members in the Collin County Jeep Club are off-road enthusiasts who drive a variety of Jeeps; from heavily modified off-road trail rigs to stock. Its members meet for trail rides, local Meet and Greets and community service events throughout Collin County.

The Collin County Jeep Club has registered 1067 members within the past year. Find out more about the group on Facebook at