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Moorhead Career Academy partners with Fix It Forward Ministry

Moorhead students in the auto motive department are working on donated vehicles, that will be given back to those in need in the community.

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Students work on donated vehicles at the Moorhead Career Academy.
Sam Goetzinger
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MOORHEAD — Moorhead Career Academy students are partnering up with Fix It Forward Ministry to make a difference.

The partnership will allow students in the automotive department a hands-on opportunity to repair donated vehicles from Fix It Forward.

"I like to say it's a win-win-win. So, we win because we are getting some extra cars fixed through the high school. The high school students are getting some hands-on experience working on the cars, and at the end of the day these cars are going to get donated and given away to someone in need," said co-founder of Fix It Forward, Jeremy Jensen.

On Friday, Jan. 13, students were hard at work on donated vehicles during their final day of the semester.

"We supply the cars that allow them the hands-on experience to take that learning to a new level, and of course, really see what that translates too when that car is given away," said Jensen.

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Since the start of the program, Fix It Forward Ministry has made more than 800 repairs, and given away more than 300 vehicles free of charge.

"To help and get people involved in the mission is great. So, having these students not only learn but then get that feeling of, 'hey I'm impacting our community in a positive way is just awesome,'" Jensen said.

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