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Northwoods Auto Techs offering proceeds to food pantries in MarchSubmitted: 03/04/2013
Story By Kailey Burton

Northwoods Auto Techs offering proceeds to food pantries in March
RHINELANDER - Northwoods Auto Tech in Rhinelander knows this time of year is lean for many families in the Northwoods. It's also a tough time for the food pantries they depend on.

That doesn't mean anything to a broken radiator, though.

It doesn't care if you're struggling to buy food, it still needs to be fixed.

But if your car needs some work done, you could help out those families too.

"In the month of March we're going to do $2 donation for every repair invoice that we write, then at the end of the month we can write the food pantry a check," service advisor Katie Jensen said.

They're hoping to donate $400 to $500 in all, but the more business they get, the more they can give.

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