Owner Jonathan Schmitt came up with the idea three years ago and has given away one car a year since then. This year, the owner of A+ Automotive Repair received more than three thousand nominations for families in need and decided to grow the program.
Schmitt has usually received the cars off impound; his mechanics have donated their time to get them repaired and running while he has donated the parts.
"We don’t look at it as a hand-out, we look at it as a hand-up, trying to get a family back on their feet," he said.
Schmitt has planned to give away the cars the week of September 12.
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