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Single moms find hope with help from Blake's Auto Body

The holidays are all about giving and Blake’s Auto Body followed that tradition again this year— providing two refurbished cars to those in need, providing a New Year filled with hope.

In 2010, the company, with locations in San Rafael, Novato, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa, played Santa Claus, donating a car to a single mother of two girls. A second vehicle was provided to another single mom of two middle school kids.

According to Rebecca Brunk, director of sales and marketing for Blake’s Auto Body, the families keep in touch with Blake’s. “The car was a stepping stone for them,” Brunk said. “One mom is able to have a great job, continue nursing school while driving her children to school and activities.”

For the 2013 holiday season, Blake’s (in conjunction with USAA Insurance), one car was donated to a Sonoma County military family of five. A second car was presented to a Novato single mother of two children, who have been through tough times.The donations are made possible with the assistance of Corte Madera Tow, aswell as LKQ, Sonnen VW, Keystone, Endent Paintless Dent Repair and Bay StreetEuropean.

Many applicants apply for the vehicles that could use the help. “We wish we could give cars to everyone,” said Blake Andros, owner of Blake’s Auto Body. “But are delighted to help those we can.”

Blake’s Auto Body can be found online atwww.blakesautobody.com.

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