For the third straight year, Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck has spearheaded the donation of an automobile to a deserving mother at Hope House of Colorado.
Lake Arbor Auto presented a low-mileage 1999 Chevrolet Lumina to Lexus Flanery in a ceremony at the Westminster, Colo.-based vehicle repair shop.
“We recognize that the teen moms at Hope House need help in establishing their self-sufficiency, and a dependable vehicle is a solid component of that self-sufficiency,” said Dana TePoel, owner of Lake Arbor Auto. “We see this kind of donation as a recipe for success when it’s in the hands of a responsible young woman.”
Last year’s “Mother’s Day car” went to Jochael Magalso, who put it to good use by obtaining a full-time job. The vehicle was instrumental to her ability to make the commute and transport her child to daycare.
Hope House in Arvada offers metro-Denver’s only residential and community programs for teen moms, where they can engage in free self-sufficiency programs including high school equivalency certifications, college-and-career support programs, and more.
The Lumina, with 75,000 miles, required brake work, a water pump and various other repairs and maintenance before Flanery could take possession. The work was donated by Lake Arbor Auto technician Joey Smith. Lake Arbor Auto also plans to provide a year’s worth of preventative maintenance service at no charge.
Lake Arbor Auto has an ongoing arrangement with Hope House in which the shop provides a budgeted amount of free repair and maintenance annually for autos that are owned by the Hope House residents.
“Reliable transportation is one of the biggest obstacles our teen moms face as they work toward self-sufficiency," said Lisa Steven, founder and executive director of Hope House of Colorado. “The donation Lake Arbor Auto is making will dramatically change a teen mom's life as she uses her car to travel to work, school, childcare and Hope House. We couldn’t do what we do without partners like Lake Arbor Auto!”
About Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck
Founded in 1992 as the Emissions Clinic, Lake Arbor Auto moved in 2006 to its current location at 9146 Marshall Place in Westminster, Colo., with a state-of-the-art facility designed for maximum customer comfort. Over a three-year period (2009-2012), Lake Arbor Auto won seven significant awards recognizing its commitment to business ethics including the Bill Daniels Ethics in Business Award from the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance, Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Trust and Golden Ethics Award. Lake Arbor Auto was named one of the Top Ten Shops in the nation in 2015, according to Motor Age Magazine. A multiple recipient of the BBB’s Gold Star Award, Lake Arbor Auto has won the Colorado Community Media’s “Best Auto Repair Shop” award for eight of the last nine years. Lake Arbor Auto is a Triple-A approved repair shop and has the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence with six ASE-certified Master Technicians on staff. Lake Arbor Auto is an ASA (Automotive Service Association) national and state member, is the highest volume emissions repair facility in Colorado, and is a member of the Association of Diesel Specialists. In 2014 and 2015, ColoradoBiz magazine listed Lake Arbor Auto among the publication’s Top 250 Private Companies. For information call 303-429-7700 or go to www.lakearborauto.com. “We do the right thing for you every time.”