Colorado nonprofit shop opens second location
May 27, 2022—Hands of the Carpenter is a nonprofit auto repair shop in Colorado, and they recently celebrated the opening of a second location in Aurora.
According to 9 News, Hands of the Carpenter repairs discount vehicles for single mothers. Its first location is in Golden, Colorado.
As an organization, it has been around for almost 20 years. During this time, the store is estimated to have served around 3,000 people. The new location in Aurora will allow the team to reach even more mothers and people in need.
“If it’s a $1,000 repair bill, they’re going to pay $350. And our operation, our donors, everyone covers the rest,” founder and CEO Dan Georgopulos said in the article.
In addition to offering reduced repair rates, some customers become eligible to receive a car from the nonprofit if their current vehicle cannot be repaired to good working order. These vehicles are obtained through donations.
“At the end of the day, it’s not about the salary, it’s about whether or not I’ve had the opportunity to care about someone and they know it,” he said. declared.
“We’re here to serve because we make it happen. It’s not something we have to do,” said Hands of the Carpenter mechanic Russell Bacon.