“Quite honestly, I would not describe myself as a good technician,” she said. “It doesn’t come naturally. I’ve moved into the role of raising money and keeping the place going.”
The Social Worker Auto Mechanic
Cathy Heying found one of the most frustrating parts of her job as a social worker helping people who are low income was car repair. Many of her clients lost jobs and could not pay rent because car repairs were too expensive.
So Heying took out a loan and went to auto repair school to learn skills to repair cars, thinking she could fix cars in her driveway on Saturday afternoon.
But in 2013 she created Lift Garage, an organization that provides car repair services for people who are low-income. In the past three years Lift Garage has served more than 640 clients.
Cheers to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune for telling Heying’s inspiring story in this article.
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