Maine Program Helps Drivers Get Repairs

July 28, 2022

The Don't Despair Car Repair program is run through the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area in Maine. 

July 28, 2022—A United Way program called Don't Despair Car Repair is helping drivers in need get access to repairs.

According to News Center Maine, applicants who are accepted to the program have the ability to receive up to $1,000 coverage for car repairs. There are 12 shops in the program's network that conduct the repairs.

Phillips Motorsports of Farmington, Maine, is one of those shops. Owner Kurt Phillips is happy to play a role in the program's mission. 

"Times are tight," Phillips said, according to News Center Maine. "Usually, vehicle repair is the last thing on people’s mind, or the last thing they can afford, so I think it’s a great program."

Don't Despair Car Repair is run through the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, which services Franklin and Livermore counties in Maine. Donations help fund the program's efforts. 

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