Repairing Relief: Autocare Haven’s Mission

Repairing Relief: Autocare Haven’s Mission

This story originally appeared in Dallas Doing Good. An estimated 40% of the United States population cannot come up with $400 in case of emergencies. In Texas, that $400 is the average cost for vehicle repairs. Manuel Tellez, Founder and Chairperson of Autocare Haven, decided to do something about this statistic in the greater Dallas-Fort…

Autocare Haven: How A Neighbor’s Nonprofit Pumps The Brakes On Expensive Car Repairs

Autocare Haven: How A Neighbor’s Nonprofit Pumps The Brakes On Expensive Car Repairs

This article originally appeared in Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate. Manuel Tellez was working to make ends meet when he moved to Dallas in 2006. It was a tall task with an unreliable money pit of a vehicle. The brake pads needed replaced. Then every part in his cooling system broke. With no one to ask for help,…