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Car care program volunteers continue weekly routine

Car care volunteers met for breakfast before heading to Juettner Motors to fix vehicles on a recent Car Care Saturday. Pictured (left to right) are Jim Korkowski, Ron Droppo, Hank Janz, Rod Eldred, Larry Pearson and Byron Amiot. Not pictured are Sonnie Janz, Steve Anderson, Shawn Mathwig and Tom Campbell. (Contributed)1 / 2
While their vehicles are being repaired, car care clients are given a class on vehicle maintenance, personal budgeting and resource management. Attendees at a recent class included (left to right) Anita Renstrom, volunteer instructor MaryAnn Maameer, Pat Latney and Kari Martinson. (Contributed)2 / 2

Volunteers for Douglas County Car Care Program (DCCCP) meet for breakfast at Traveler’s Inn early on a Saturday morning before moving over to Juettner Motors to begin fixing four vehicles. This is a typical Car Care Saturday.

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Clients completed the application process by getting the application from the office at 110 6th Avenue East in Alexandria or by going online and printing the application at

The clients are then scheduled to have their cars evaluated to determine if the car is worth fixing, if the repairs are needed and if it is something that can be done by volunteers on a Saturday morning.

When the volunteers arrive, the parts have already been ordered and are ready to be installed.

While the volunteer technicians and helpers are repairing the cars, the clients are taken to the Alexandria Senior Center where another volunteer teaches the car recipients or car repair clients a class on vehicle maintenance, personal budgeting and resource management.

DCCCP is in need of donated cars to be given to needy families. To donate a vehicle, bring it to Koep’s Korner or call DCCCP at (320) 460-7911 and arrangements will be made to pick it up.

The mission of DCCCP is “fostering independence by providing car care.”