Auto Repair Shop Helps Homeless Student

Main Auto Repair recently stepped up to help by donating services to a homeless teen. The owners, Brent and Angie Ward, read about the homeless student in The Bulletin and were compelled to offer help.

Neal Plymate, an 18 year old senior at Manteca High has a 2000 GEO Metro that needed some work. In order to register the car, work was needed to enable the vehicle to pass the smog tests. The car has offered Plymate not only transportation to and from a job, but also a place to live.

“If it were one of our kids, we would want to be there to help out,” said Angie Ward. When the Wards met with the student, they found him to be sincere and humble.

After looking over the car, Brent Ward determined that the vehicle had a bad sparkplug wire and was running on only 3 out of 4 cylinders. Main Auto repaired both the engine and the struts.

Estimates say that there were 1.2 million homeless students in U.S. public schools last year. Plymate is just one of 400 homeless students in his school district.

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM