Fountain Police Department raising money for auto glass repairs

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 21:06:15-04

Fountain Police Department is collaborating with multiple businesses and churches across the city to collect money for low-income families so they no longer have to drive a car with glass damage just because they can’t afford repairs.

"We realized there’s a lot of families within Fountain that are lower income," said Lisa Schneider with Fountain Police Department. "They have one vehicle that they don’t have the financial backing to make those repairs that need to be repaired and those are the families that we’re looking to really help support."

Fountain Police Department, with the help of other businesses and organizations, is stepping up to help by hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, June 30 at First United Methodist Church.

They’re selling tickets to generate proceeds for these families to fix their cars.

"I think there will be a lot of families that are very appreciative, very shocked by the support that we want to provide and their fellow citizens are providing for them," Schneider added.

You can buy tickets at the Fountain Police Department and at St. Dominic Catholic Church.

"I said ‘absolutely, let’s do this, and let’s get this done’ because I know we have a lot of people who need help," said Amanda Pettiette with St. Dominic Catholic Church. "Especially with their windshields being smashed."

Tickets $7 for adults and $5 for kids. Ticket sales started today but you can buy them through next Thursday. "Otherwise, they’re $10 at the door.

Lighthouse Auto Glass is handling the car repairs and the dinner is made up of food donations from vendors like All-Star Pizzeria. This community, proving no one gets left behind, rain or shine.

"These are our friends and neighbors," added Pettiette. "These are our brothers and sisters."

Fountain Police are still working on determining how many families will need assistance. They’ve also setting up a go-fund-me page for those who would like to donate money that way.