Caring 4 Cars repairs vehicles for those in need

Grant Magrath, a self-taught mechanic Grant Magrath, a self-taught mechanic - Image Credit: KIRK HARGREAVES/ Fairfax NZ

A car mechanic's bill can be incredibly expensive and devastating for someone that does not have the funds to cover the costs.  Fortunately, there are wonderful people in this world that are helping individuals that fall into these situations.

Meet Grant Magrath, a self taught mechanic in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He knows very well how it feels to be in this situation.

"When the kids were toddlers, the head gasket blew on my old Ford Telstar. I had no money to spare, so I bought a workshop manual and fixed it myself.", Magrath said.

Years later, when he heard a story about a struggling young couple who had to borrow money from a loan shark to pay for their vehicle repair bill, it weighed heavy on his heart.

Grant Magrath stated, "I got quite upset. That's money that their children won't have for school, clothes, toys."


That is when Grant decided to gather a group of mechanics together and form "Caring 4 Cars".  This organization collects funds and gathers volunteer mechanics to help fix vehicles for individuals that have difficulty paying for repairs.  The charitable organization also provides an opportunity for people to learn how to repair cars and help others in need.  They created a Facebook page to spread the word: https://www.facebook.com/caringforcars

Way to go Grant and Caring 4 Cars!!!  Keep up the wonderful work :)

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

Last modified onSunday, 09 April 2017 08:10
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