It is the season of giving and in that spirit several businesses in town have partnered to provide cars to families in need. Chris’s Collision Repair, Interfaith Food Ministries, Farmer’s Insurance, Les Schwab and several others have come together to prepare the cars so they are in top notch working condition. Owners of Chris’s Collision Repair, Mark and Samantha Landon, have been working on this project for a while.
Samantha Landon says the shop purchased the second vehicle and then donated it to the cause. The hardest step was identifying which families would get the cars. The Landon’s knew people on the board at the Interfaith Food Ministries and Samantha presented the project at a board meeting.
The Landon’s say this couldn’t have happened without the support of a number of people.
Farmer’s Insurance was a big contributor to the cause.
The Landon’s estimate that each car needed approximately 4000 to 5000 dollars worth of work to make them ready to give to the families.
One family is getting a refurbished 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. The second vehicle is 4 wheel drive Honda passport.
The Landon’s are planning to continue offering this type of service to the community and are looking for additional cars that could be donated or purchased at a fair price.
Chris’s Collision is not the only business providing cars for needy families. Volz Brothers teamed up with Plaza Tires to do a similar project refurbishing a 2000 Toyota Siena to be given to a family sponsored by the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition.