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Single moms, kids get big boost from community with free car care

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- Sometimes struggling single moms have to make tough choices about buying groceries, or getting their car fixed. But, on Saturday, mechanics and volunteers at Christian Brothers Automotive worked to make that burden a little easier.

The work ranged from a free oil change to thousands of dollars in repairs.

"I haven't had income for a couple of months because I lost my job due to a job injury,” said Pamela Good.

After losing her job, Pamela Good has been struggling to care for her sister's children.

"What they're doing here really makes a huge difference for the people that a lot of times just kind of get overlooked,” Good added.

She joined lots of single moms outside Christian Brothers Automotive in Highlands Ranch on Saturday waiting to get their car serviced for free.

"It's heaven sent,” said Tome Johnson, “I mean I live paycheck to paycheck and so I can barely budget anything so this really helps with a financial hit.”

Ashley Cookson got all her tires replaced for free.

"My car's safer for us to drive,” Cookson said holding her baby, “Right now I wouldn't have been able to take care of that on my own and it really means a lot.”

They brought their cars in for a free oil change, mechanics looked them over for safety issues and then repaired them, sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs.


This is the fourth year Cherry Hills Community Church organized this day of help for moms through area charities.

And Christian Brothers Automotive, which is a faith based organization and business.

"We get to see the impact as people come in with their cars that don't have the resources to fix them,” said Greg Joseph Christian Brothers owner, “To see that we give this gift to them and that hope that is created in them restores them.”

Bridge of Hope of greater Denver and Integrated Community Family Services are two places you can donate to help families like these.