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Volume 3, Issue 12


December 2005

Put the brakes on hunger!

If you think your car might need a new set of brakes, you can help yourself and a hungry Oregon family at the same time, thanks to DuFresne’s second annual event.

“Last year we decided we needed to do something to give back to the community. We called the Oregon Food Bank and told them our idea of partnering with them for a food drive that we would run with our Free Brake Pad special,” says DuFresne’s owner Nancy Scheewe, “With the help of Steve Lund, our Baxter salesman, and John Baxter, owner of Baxter Auto Parts, along with the assistance of Wagner Brakes, we have made it possible to put food on many people’s table that have less than us. We appreciate all the help they have given us.”

“We use only top-of-the-line pads or shoes,” Nancy explains. “With all the hills around here, we feel the customer needs the best!”

Here’s the deal: call up and schedule a brake inspection, bring in at least three cans of food when you take your car in, and the brake inspection ($35.99 value) is free. If your brakes need work the brake pads (up to ($130 value) are free. You pay for any machine work, hydraulic or hard parts and the associated labor.

Their first event, last year, collected about 300 pounds of food. Nancy hopes that they can double that this year. The Oregon Food Bank suggests canned tuna, canned chicken, soups, chili, stew, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, dry beans, peas, lentils, pasta, rice, cereal, canned fruits, fruit juice and instant mashed potatoes.

You can call DuFresne’s at 503-646-2940 to schedule a brake inspection.




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