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Swansea High students fixing cars for free to those in need

SWANSEA, S.C. — Student at Swansea High School are “fixing it forward” to help those in the community who can’t afford to fix their cars.


Many people use their own vehicles to get around, whether that’s to work, the grocery store, or appointments. What can cause one of the biggest headaches is fixing your vehicle when it breaks down. Most of the time, it’s not a cheap fix.


When people can’t afford to fix their vehicles, they have to find other means of transportation or may have to walk.


Swansea High School's Automotive Technology department found there was a need in the community and decided to start Fix It Forward, a free community service program to assist in repairing vehicles for those in need.


Katelynne Zettlemoyer, a senior at the school, says it’s something their whole department is happy to be a part of.


“We came up with the program because there are people in our community that can’t afford to get their vehicles fixed if there’s something messed up with that,” Zettlemoyer explained. “We wanted to take them in like single mothers, elderly, grandparents, someone that can’t afford to do anything to their vehicle.”


Another senior at the school, Trenton Taylor, knows there are people in the community who need a program like this that can give them a break when they need it most.”

“A lot of people don’t have the money to fix their cars that they need. This is a good way to help a lot of people out,” said Taylor.

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