An auto body repair shop in Mt. Juliet has been on a mission to get community members in need back on the road by giving away 11 cars to families nominated by others.
Owner Jonathan Schmitt came up with the idea three years ago and has given away one car a year since then. This year though the owner of A+ Automotive Repair received more than three thousand nominations for families in need and decided to grow the program.
Schmitt has usually received the cars off impound, his mechanics have donated their time to get them repaired and running, and he has donated the parts.
"We don’t look at it as a hand out we look at it as a hand up, trying to get a family back on their feet," he said.
Schmitt has planned to give away the cars next week.