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Car care program gives, receives

The Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) continues to make strides in the community in its ability to provide donated cars to those in need.

Steve and Dave Thompson, owners of Thompson Heating and Air Conditioning in Alexandria, recently upgraded one of their service vans and decided to donate the old van to DCCCP.

The van was donated after Robyn Snyder of Winning Edge Graphics in Alexandria removed the lettering.

Ken Bolin, a retired bishop, pastor and evangelist, recently received a 1993 Oldsmobile 98 from DCCCP.

He had moved from Tennessee to Alexandria in September of 2013 and had trouble getting to appointments at the VA and Mayo clinics. His relatives let him use a van, but it wasn’t very fuel efficient, and the trips added up financially.

After being on the waiting list at the DCCCP, Bolin’s name came to the top for receiving a donated car, and now he is able to make the appointments.

To donate a vehicle to DCCCP, call (320) 460-7911 to have it picked up or drop the car and title off at Koep’s Korner in Alexandria.

For more information about the program, visit

The mission of DCCCP is promoting independence by providing car care.