Neighbor – Erik

“A neighbor is an extended family.” Erik fell in love with working on cars as a young boy and jumped right into working at a dealership after high school. After spending a couple decades at the dealership, he decided to…

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“A neighbor is an extended family.”

Erik fell in love with working on cars as a young boy and jumped right into working at a dealership after high school. After spending a couple decades at the dealership, he decided to uproot his life and go into the Army. Erik served in the Army for 7 years. His assignment while in Afghanistan was detecting and locating IEDs, which saved many lives. An obviously dangerous job, Erik suffered at least 7 concussions during his tenure because of IED explosions and was medically discharged because of damage to his brain. 

In the Army, Erik learned the importance of sacrificial service, and he instills those values now to help others. He has found purpose in being able to give back by helping his neighbors and his community through the garage he runs in his backyard. “It’s when you are giving back that God is smiling the biggest,” Erik says. He has seen his community grow through his effort to help his neighbors. His shop has turned customers into friends and neighbors into family!

These are the stories of those we chance to meet, and through these stories we hope that viewers will be inspired to turn more strangers into friends and that we all will be changed for the better. Watch the full Neighbor series: https://silentimages.org/passion-projects/neighbor/

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