Non-profit provides no cost vehicle services to disabled, veterans
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CONTACT: Matt Maisel
Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg
January 12, 2023
HARRISBURG – Jeffrey Case has taken his love of helping others to opening a business designed to do just that.
On Thursday, Case joined City of Harrisburg Mayor Wanda R.D. Williams and others in cutting the ribbon on the new facility for Good Karma Garage. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization provides car repairs and inspections, free of additional charge, to working-class people, disabled individuals, and veterans.
Case, a Coast Guard vet himself, started opened Good Karma Garage in 2021 out of a friend’s garage to help financially struggling neighbors.
“Every person I’ve helped has been deserving and inspiring,” Case said. “This is not something we do for recognition, but just to help others.”
Good Karma Garage’s first full-time facility is located at 610 Division Street in Harrisburg’s Uptown neighborhood.
Good Karma’s average customer requires $315 worth of parts to get their vehicle inspection ready, said Case. Labor is completed by volunteer technicians who donate their time. Donations allow them to provide automotive repair services at no cost to the recipients.
You can donate at https://good-karma-garage.square.site.
In Good Karma Garage’s first full year of operation, more than 80 families in Central Pennsylvania were provided help, saving individuals more than $20,000 in parts and $30,000 in labor. Among the individuals Case has helped include cancer patients, homeless veterans, women in abusive relationships, and others down on their luck and in need of a working vehicle.
In recognition of his efforts, Mr. Case was recognized by the National Jefferson Awards for being an “unsung hero” in the community. FOX43 WPMT, which promotes and partners with the Jefferson Awards to highlight these individuals, presented Jeff with a donation check of $5,000.