God’s Garage aids struggling women with free car repairs

Pastor Chris “PC” Williams had always dreamed of opening up a non-profit auto repair shop for those in need. An encounter with a woman and her child gave him the push he needed to make that dream happen.

He spotted the pair walking home on a rainy night. Williams, a former pastor, quickly recognized them from his church. He learned that the mother was unable to afford car repairs and that her vehicle had been stuck in the shop for months. That’s when God’s Garage came into play.

According to People, God’s Garage opened its doors in 2012 with the help of loans, donations, and several volunteers. Since then, the non-profit has repaired over 200 vehicles and given 100 vehicles away to single mothers, widows, and military wives.

Williams says that anywhere from five to ten volunteer mechanics can be found in the shop every day. Shelby Grimet, who received a vehicle from God’s Garage, expressed her gratitude.

“God’s Garage has given us freedom and has taken away a lot of our stress,” Grimet said. “Every day, they’re changing people’s lives. They’ve certainly changed mine.”