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Annual Canned Food Drive and Giveaway

Every year, we at Eureka Brake & Automotive hold a canned food drive during the holiday season to help families in need. Customers and community members have gotten excited about the annual drive because in addition to helping many community members in, one donor is rewarded with a set of four new tires or a $500 gift certificate for their generosity.

Steve Cunningham, owner of Eureka Brake & Automotive says, "We enjoy giving back to the community and our awesome customers during the holiday season."

On December 29, 2017, we delivered over 200 pounds of nonperishable food items to Food for People in Eureka and drew the winner of the $500 prize.

This year, the winner of the drawing was Jackie Zeiler. Jackie and her husband, Eric, are great customers at Eureka Brake and contributing members of our community. "Jackie is the type of person that you don't forget," Mallory Cunningham, office manager at Eureka Brake states. "Her bright smile and friendly attitude instantly make my day a little bit better whenever she is in."

Congratulations, Jackie!

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Eureka Brake & Automotive and Old Town Auto Service donate nearly 250 pounds of nonperishable food items to Humboldt County's Food for People.

Eureka Brake & Automotive is a family-owned and operated auto repair facility serving Humboldt County drivers for nearly 30 years. Our owner, Steve Cunningham, was bit by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age, inspired by both his father and grandfather who were not only automotive technicians but also shop owners who built their businesses from the ground up. In addition to cars, Steve always enjoyed people, from customers to coworkers, and he jumped at the chance to open a shop of his own.

These shops feel it is important to lend a helping hand whenever possible to keep our tight-knit community strong. Every year, each shop draws one donor to win either a new set of tires or any other services up to $500 in value.

This year, the winners were Miranda Parson and Tranita Barnett. "[The $500 gift certificate] will come in very handy as my vehicle is in need of a good amount of maintenance and repairs," states Barnett, a customer at Old Town Auto Service.

Steve Cunningham, owner of both Eureka Brake & Automotive and Old Town Auto Service says, "We enjoy giving back to the community and our awesome customers during the holiday season. I feel fortunate that we are able to expand our impact on the community by involving both shops in this fun tradition. "

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