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Woman waiting months on repairs gets new truck

Posted: 7:16 AM, Apr 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-05 11:58:11Z
SAN DIEGO -- Thanks to the generosity of the community, a Talmadge woman waiting for months for truck repairs, now has  a new vehicle.
 
Joanne, who declined to use her last name, is in her seventies and suffers from health issues.
 
"I have COPD and I have asthma too," Joanne said.
 
Last year, she brought her truck to Charles Auto Repair to get it fixed. She paid nearly $1,500 in November. A few months later, she still has not received the truck.
 
The shop owner, Charles Broadway, told Team 10 in February he was still waiting on a part. He said he sometimes will charge customers up front for parts. Weeks turned into months. Joanne became dependent on co-workers to drive her around. 
 
"It's been a struggle," Joanne said.
 
On Friday, thanks to Dixieline Lumber and Precision Tune Auto Care, she now has a new vehicle to drive. 
 
"It just hit close to home," said John Mayhew of Dixieline Lumber. "We got to talking about how can we help Joanne out?"

"Somebody taking advantage of her, that is not right," Precision Tune's Karim Sarangi said. 
 
They gave Joanne the keys to a F-250 Dixieline retired from their fleet. Precision Tune fixed it up to make it like new. They donated the truck to Joanne.
 
Watch the video above for Joanne's reaction.