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Without reliable transportation people can't maintain employment.

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Without reliable transportation people can't maintain employment.

New Heights Auto Services is expanding to help more people!

In 2009 New Heights Auto Services, then known as the First Church Cars Ministry, was started as a community outreach to provide oil changes and free vehicle inspections to financially strapped households in Berrien County. Nine years later New Heights Auto Services has evolved to providing vehicles, at a minimal cost, and mechanical repairs for simply the cost of parts. Since its founding, the program has positively impacted over 100 lives through the services provided. One of those individuals is Jerry.

Jerry, single father of 5, was referred to New Heights Auto Services through Kinexus. When Jerry applied to the program he was working but was restricted to only working 40 hours a week because he was dependent on others for rides. He was either walking to work which often felt unsafe to him during late night hours or paying up to $20 a day for rides. At times he thought he might have to quit his job because of undependable transportation.

Once Jerry received a vehicle from New Heights Auto Services he was able to start working over-time. His take home pay has now doubled from $1,600 to $3,500 per month. He also provides rides to his co-workers who are without reliable transportation. Because of his increased wages Jerry is now able to work towards his goal of homeownership. Having reliable transportation, for himself and his 5 children, has given Jerry a new sense of hope that leads to decisions and goals that are made for the future rather than just living in the moment.

In order to help more people like Jerry, New Heights has identified a building that will set the program on a growth-track and will allow for 100 people a year to be served. In addition to increasing the impact of the program the new building will allow for the creation of a social enterprise which will make New Heights Auto Services financially sustainable, which will allow this program to serve hundreds of people for years to come.

You can check out photos of our new facility below.

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