Longtime MACS member Jim Atkinson of Car Repair Company, Scottsdale, AZ worked with the Southwest Auto Foundation to help a U.S. veteran and his family receive reliable transportation.
Iraq veteran Scott Farnsworth returned from active duty and purchased a Ford Expedition from another vet after about a month it falls into major disrepair when an engine bearing fails.
Ted Lukaszek of the Southwest Auto Foundation finds out about Farnsworth’s plight and in turn contacts Jim Atkinson. One of Jim’s customers donates their car after a timing chain failure. Jim donates 14 hours in labor to get the donation car, a 1998 Nissan Altima in tip-top shape to donate to the Farnsworth family including a full vehicle detail.
Jim and his wife Patricka and Ted spend a Saturday driving 70 miles to Santan Valley, AZ to deliver the car and to retrieve Farnsworth’s old car for donation. A happy ending is achieved.
If you’d like more information about helping vets in Arizona or the Southwest Auto Foundation contact Jim Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org