"It was the only time I saw him look sad," Daly wrote in her nomination letter.
While she nominated him earlier this month, Daly didn't tell Norris about until Monday, after she received word he was one of 20 finalists for the Christmas in July car giveaway.
"The whole thing was a surprise to me," Norris said.
He and several co-workers traveled to the Thornhill dealership in Chapmanville Tuesday evening for the giveaway presentation.
When officials announced the winners, they did so by reading their nomination letters first.
Norris, who hadn't asked Daly what she wrote, didn't realize he was a winner until his name was mentioned at the end of the letter.
"It was such a nice letter I had no idea it was me," he said. "As he read off a couple of the things in the letter, I said 'I recognize that work, I do some of that work.' Then they finally said my name and my knees just buckled."
Norris won a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer in the giveaway.
Martin, who was nominated by her pastor, Ron Chambers of New Covenant Fellowship Church in Logan, received a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Collins said that, in addition to needing a car to take her daughter for treatment at the Cleveland Clinic, Martin volunteers as a driver for senior citizens.
"She volunteers to take people to hospitals and stuff by using someone's old bus," he said. "There was a small bus she was driving that looked like from the 1970s."
The remaining 18 finalists also won gift cards for food and to make purchases at various local retailers.
In addition to giving Norris and Martin the vehicles, Thornhill Auto Group also paid Norris and Martin's state taxes on the cars. The two did have to obtain an insurance policy first, before being able to drive the car off the lot.
Norris said he visited an insurance agent Wednesday and plans to pick his car up on Friday. He plans to take Daly out for a drive once he gets it.
He said seeing so many people step up to help others through the program was an inspiration.
"It kind of helps me to keep faith, knowing that folks still think about others and are concerned about others -- that just makes me have hope for people," Norris said.
"The way things are today and with everything that's going on, it makes you think sometimes that folks don't care," he said. "But when someone takes a moment to consider a laborer, or someone who's just out there doing the menial tasks ... well, I didn't know that folks paid attention like that.
"It does the heart good, I have to say -- it does the heart good."
Contact writer Jared Hunt at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.