Garage provides bargains for people today in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — An vehicle garage in Johnson County offers to do motor vehicle maintenance and other small repairs at the charge of parts for a team of inhabitants.  

The garage is linked to Stones Crossing Church in Greenwood. 

It helps these who can’t afford costly and unforeseen repairs. 

“Ultimately our purpose is to aid persons keep safe and sound on the roadways,” said Stones Auto Assistance founder Charlie Polcher. 

Volunteer mechanics do the operate. 

“[They do] pretty substantially just about anything that you can get done at a store that does not involve any key specialty instruments or considerable labor hours,” said Volunteer Mechanic Jack Foth. 

They do this for single mothers and fathers, widows and the elderly on a preset profits. 

“So, you have this one mother who’s hoping to get to function just about every day and her car’s starting to make a noise, she’s likely to preserve driving it that way cause she needs to get to function and requirements to get her young ones to faculty,” said Polcher. 

They operate on Tuesday by appointment from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and only charge the charge of elements. 

“The ordinary mend order on a automobile in the course of the United States is more than $600. And not every person just has an further $600 just laying all around to fall at the fall of a hat to repair their cars.”

It’s a company folks like Erin Jackson are grateful for. 

“It can help me help save income,” Jackson reported. 

She is a one mother of two young children and says she’s gone there for about the previous two yrs just after a close friend proposed it to her. 

“I had a verify engine light on, and I wanted brakes. And she’s like, ‘Oh, I know this really cool place they are a nonprofit, they can do XY and Z’,” explained Jackson. 

Terri Thorpe says she’s been heading because her partner handed absent. 

“It’s been a blessing, due to the fact of the funds,” claimed Thorpe.  “When my spouse passed away, I was not working. And I took treatment of him, so it assisted a good deal.” 

She brought her friend Marie Fauris, who suggests the store keeps her 21-calendar year-old van functioning. 

“Every time the brakes or the oil, or things like that go erroneous, I’m in below,” said Fauris. 

The garage celebrates its fifth year anniversary in September. So much, they’ve created 1,500 repairs and presented absent approximately 30 cars. 

It is a faith-based organization, and this is all work Polcher says they’ve been known as to do. 

“This is a way that I felt I could use some of the competencies that God’s blessed me with to serve our neighbors, to enjoy our neighbors to fit a really tangible will need in our community.” 

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