Toledo Auto Care Collects Food for The Salvation Army

Posted Feb 28th, 2011 by Gary Pontious  Category: Community Interest


Toledo, Ohio. Gary Pontious, Sr., owner of Toledo Auto Care (TAC), announces its third annual collection of food that will go to The Salvation Army local food bank. During the month of March, TAC will give new brake pads or brake shoes to customers who bring in 10 non-perishable food items, canned or boxed. Customers are responsible for the cost of labor to install these free brake shoes or pads, and for any additional parts that are required. “We are glad that many cars are safer because of these new brake pads and shoes, and are exceptionally pleased that needy members of our community have access to these food donations,” Pontious said.

Toledo Auto Care chose The Salvation Army food bank because of its Christian commitment to helping those in need. “Need knows no season, and receiving these food donations at the end of winter helps many families who are facing major challenges. We appreciate Toledo Auto Care for this special food-collection drive,” said Captain Steven Lopes, of The Salvation Army – Northwest Ohio Area Services. “In the past year, our NWO region assisted more than 5,000 residents through our food service programs,” he added.

The Pontious family purchased Toledo Auto Care in 1985, and is the second family to own the business that originated as Toledo Radiator in downtown Toledo in 1917. It is Toledo’s oldest independent auto repair shop and is proud of its A+ rating from Better Business Bureau. TAC is located on the north side of Monroe Street, just east of Secor, and is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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