Owner /Good News Auto
My family has been in the auto repair business for over 50 YEARS so it was a natural choice for me. The only problem was that I spent most of my life as a drug addict and ended up in Vancouver's Main and Hastings. Two people stood by me and believed in me, Kimberly and my mom. Well, I have been clean for 19 years now and I finally am fitting into the legacy of my father and grandfather of running an auto repair shop. We have a great team here at Good News Auto and I couldn't do it without them.
Kimberly Ferland Owner/Good News Auto
I look after our JumpStart Fund, Workshops and Car Care Clinics. My career has been filled with many things such as social work, teacher, mentor and one of the vision casters for Good News Auto. I wanted to help build a social business that helped educate people about Their Vehicle & Their Money!
Since September 5th, 2012, along with our partnering churches, businesses and your help we have put over $200,000.00 towards this cause. Thank you for your help so far. APPLY FOR JUMPSTART HERE
We are so excited to tell you about Good News Auto Repair, we are a clean, affordable and reliable mechanic shop with a twist, one that takes its profits to help subsidize repairs for those who for whatever reason could not afford to repair their vehicle on their own. We have been repairing vehicles this way for close to a decade in the old location and have repaired over 400 vehicles for single moms/dads, widows and the elderly.
About 10 years ago a ministry called Car Care was started at Local Church. The dilemma people were facing was how to keep their cars safe and on the road when they couldn't afford it on their own. The solution was to partner with a local mechanic and organize volunteers to do basic safety repairs on vehicles. Car Care also repaired and gave away donated vehicles to replace unsafe vehicles removed from the road. Car Care offered a solution to a problem many people face who are on limited incomes or in difficult circumstances: How do I keep my car on the road even though I can’t afford it on my own? Car Care volunteers and Church attendees willingly shared their time, previously owned cars and monetary resources to solve that problem.
10 years, numerous volunteer hours, many monetary and car donations and about 400 repaired vehicles later Car Care has another dilemma to solve. The time has come to take this to the next level so the decision has been made to expand and create Good News Auto. Good News Auto is a auto repair shop working to ensure people have access to safe and affordable transportation. The proceeds from the sales, mechanical repairs and detailing go towards supporting JumpStart..
Jump Start is a program that we started that subsidizes the vehicle repairs for a wide range of people in need. We do these repairs on a sliding scale for people who qualify. We believe that everyone has the right to a safe and reliable vehicle and this is our way of making a small difference in someone's life.
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