Community Events at Durango Automotive Repair

Wheels to Prosper Car Giveaway

Imagine life without a car or reliable transportation. In today’s world this means much more than mere inconvenience. Often one’s survival depends upon access to a vehicle, whether it is getting to work, taking the kids to school, making it to a job interview, or simply picking up food for the family. The lack of adequate transportation creates hardships and real disadvantages for those who are already struggling.

At Durango Automotive Repair we have been very happy to be participating in a nationwide program launched in 2011 called Wheels to Prosper. This program awards a fully inspected, fully repaired car to a deserving individual, helping that person get back on his or her feet again.

If you would like to nominate someone for our next giveaway, please follow the instructions below and fill out our application form.

You can also help the Wheels to Prosper mission by donating a vehicle you no longer use or want.

Note: The Wheels to Prosper winner is responsible for tax, title, registration, and six months of insurance.


Otherwise, you can email nominations directly to

Durango Automotive Repair supports our veterans!

The Veterans Relief program is a local collaboration between VFW Post 4031, the Durango Elks Lodge 507 and the Durango American Legion Post 28, focused on supporting veterans and their families. E-mail address is

The Veterans Relief Program is an important aspect of how VFW Post 4031 assists veterans and their families that are in need.

The purpose of the Veteran’s relief fund is to help Veterans and their families in immediate need of monetary donations for unforeseen expenses or emergencies. Veterans helped are local and referred to us by members of the community or by reaching out to us directly.

Relief is provided by directly making a payment to the business or service a Veteran may be in debt to or by providing the necessary items the Veteran and their family need. The assistance we provide is paired with other resources and mentorship to get them back on track and all recipients are vetted to ensure the authenticity and validity of the situation.

Your donation can make a big difference in the life of a Veteran and their family, every penny donated or raised goes directly to helping a Veteran in need and donations are tax deductible. We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization, our members volunteer their time to help Veterans and their families. Be the helping hand and donate today! Click the Donate Button below to go to the Donations Page and then designate your donation as going to the Veterans Relief Fund. Help a needy vet!!

Click here to access the Veterans Relief Application

Veterans Car Giveaway

Please come and join us at the VFW Post 4031 for breakfast for the New & Used Veteran’s Car Giveaway!

When: October 1st, 2023 | Time: 9am

Complimentary to Veterans & their immediate family $10.00 for Non-Vets

Applications can be picked up at the following locations: Durango Muffler, Durango Elks Lodge #507, VFW Post 4031

Application Deadline: September 25th at the Durango Elks Lodge and VFW Post 4031

All proceeds go to support your local veterans programs through the Durango Elks Lodge.