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A local auto shop helps an elderly woman fix her car just in time for the cold weather

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — After discovering her car window was broken and stuck all the way down, a Cedar Rapids woman feared she would never be able to drive anywhere herself again.

“She comes into our pantry and she comes in for her meals at least 3 or 4 times a week,” said Bridgette Williams Robinson, founder of Bridge Under the Bridge.

She says this woman relies on her own transportation to get to her doctor’s appointments and to get to Bridge Under the Bridge.

“She has medical issues, so going back and forth between doctor’s appointments, making sure she has a hot meal every day is very important to her. Now that it’s cold , that’s even more important because getting out and about when you’re older is harder to do when it’s cold outside,” Williams Robinson said.

That’s why she says she posted about it on the Bridge Under the Bridge Facebook page.

Eventually, one of his subscribers contacted Tuffy Tire and Auto Service Center on First Avenue and manager Chris Moore took the call.

“I wanted to know if there was any way we could participate in helping them. I said absolutely, come at 1:30 p.m. and we’ll take a look at it and see what we can do,” Moore said.

After taking a look at the car, Moore decided it needed a new window. It was still going to cost money, unless someone donated it.

“I contacted one of my local suppliers. They’re ready to go, and we’re going to take care of the labor part and we’re going to do that today,” Moore said.

The car was completely repaired, free of charge for the woman, on Friday afternoon.

“It’s just something that, it felt right to me. We had a hell of a year last year and everyone is struggling in one way or another and it was just the right thing to do. “Moore told TV-9.

He and Williams Robinson say the woman was beyond grateful.

“She probably said thank you about 100 times and you can tell she really appreciated it,” Moore said.

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