Eligible organizations include those which provide at-risk populations access to essential services, such as food or personal care products, health and wellness resources, education, job training, family services, housing assistance or rehabilitation programs.
Qualifying organizations that meet the following criteria can apply:
- In need of vehicle repair or maintenance service to restore their capacity to provide programs and resources to their community; and
- 501(c) organizations in locations where RepairSmith operates in California, Nevada and Arizona.
"Our mission is to help nonprofit partners carry out their programs and improve the lives of people in their communities. RepairSmith is passionate about alleviating the financial burden of car repair by providing organizations access to safe and reliable transportation, allowing them to continue their important work," RepairSmith CEO Joel Milne said.
The program's first partner, Project Angel Food in Los Angeles, delivers meals to people impacted by serious illness.
"RepairSmith launched Jump Start to provide relief to organizations that advance socioeconomic, racial and ethnic equality. We are proud to launch with Project Angel Food, which supports people affected by life-threatening illnesses by cooking and delivering healthy meals free of charge to their homes in Los Angeles," Mr. Milne said.
"Every year our vans travel 125,000 miles throughout LA County delivering medically tailored meals to people living with cancer, heart disease, kidney failure and HIV/AIDS. Imagine what a toll that puts on our vehicles. That's why we are thrilled with RepairSmith's commitment to provide all the repairs and maintenance on our vehicles up to $10,000," Richard Ayoub, Project Angel Food's executive director, said.
The Jump Start program follows RepairSmith's recent commitment and donation of over $100,000 in free services to car owners impacted by COVID-19, either by loss of employment or acting as a frontline worker. Within the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning in March, RepairSmith technicians delivered 267 free services across more than 90 cities.
Los Angeles-based RepairSmith is backed by Daimler AG and provides "No-Contact Car Repair" at customers' homes or workplace. RepairSmith operates mobile service vans in 325 cities in California, Nevada and Arizona.