Ever Had A Car Emergency and No Money to Cover It? You Need to Meet Cathy Heying.

Cathy Heying knew nothing about car repair when she decided to open a garage at age 38. That wasn’t important; what mattered was people needed cars.

Cathy Heying knew nothing about car repair when she decided to open a garage at age 38. That wasn’t important – she could earn an auto tech degree with the most passionate 18-year-old guy – no, what mattered was people needed cars. While on staff at a local church, Cathy saw over and over people lose jobs when cars broke down and they could not get to work; single moms struggled to balance bus schedules and childcare when their vehicles were not running. Without a job, there was no hope of keeping an apartment, and back everyone went to the shelter. Enter The Lift Garage, a completely non-profit auto mechanic in Minneapolis.