View Post

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire recieves volunteer award from Prince William Salvation Army

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire was recently honored for the company’s work to support the Prince William County Salvation Army.

HomeTowne employees have actively volunteer for the Salvation Army over several years, providing free maintenance service for their vans and vehicles, and have participated in their Angel Tree holiday giving program and their Fill-a-Truck gift collection program.

The award was given at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner the Salvation Army hosts in Woodbridge.

“We’re very proud to receive this award. The Salvation Army here in Prince William County has done excellent work to serve those in need in our community, and we’re happy to do what we can to help them in their mission,” said HomeTowne Owner ST Billingsley.

In Prince William County, the Salvation Army provides several important services including rent and utility assistance, youth enrichment programs, and food donations that they distribute to families weekly in Lake Ridge.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire assisting Salvation Army with Angel Tree

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire assisting Salvation Army with Angel TreeHomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is stepping in to help with this year’s Angel Tree program, run by the Prince William Salvation Army.

This year, the Salvation Army is hoping to assist more than 6,200 families in the area, with holiday assistance. According to the Salvation Army, more than 14,000 children need toys, bikes, clothing and educational games this holiday season.

ST Billingsley, owner of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, was at the Manassas Mall this weekend, manning the Angel Tree, and helping residents select tags to provide gifts to families in need. Each year, we sponsor children from the Angel Tree, as well as fill in the gaps for any items children in the program have requested.

“At HomeTowne, we’re proud to support the Salvation Army, and their effort to provide gifts with the Angel Tree program for the holidays,” said Billingsley.

To get involved, all you need to do is go to one of the Angel Tree locations and select a tag with the wish list of a child on the tree, then purchase the items and return them to the Angel Tree where you selected the tag, or HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, which is a designated drop-off location.

Locations in Prince William.

HomeTowne’s little free library is a hit in the community

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

little free library woodbridge virginia

one of our customers letting her kids pick some books from our little free library

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s little free library has become a popular destination in the community.

Yesterday we saw a family at the little library, looking through books, and taking some home with them.

Our little free library is internationally chartered, and is part of the Greater Prince William Little Free Libraries initiative in the community.

The library is located right in front of our store, off of Route 1 in Woodbridge.

“We know that promoting literacy in the community is one of the most important things anyone can do. The HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire team enjoyed working on this project to create this little free library in order to give residents the chance to read a great book. Being on route 1 with many people walking by we thought it would be a great place to put one up,” said HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire owner ST Billingsley.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s little library becomes chartered, and joins international little free library group

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTownHomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s little library becomes chartered, and joins international little free library groupe Auto Repair & Tire – one of the first partners in the Greater Prince William Little Free Library initiative – has now been internationally chartered under Littlefreelibrary.org.

This means that our car-shaped little free library is listed on a map with thousands of other little free libraries around the world.

The HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire little library is located outside of the shop off of Route 1 in Woodbridge.

ST Billingsley, the owner of HomeTowne, received a plaque of recognition from the organization, which he has added to the little free library.

“We are so proud to be part of an international network of little free libraries. We know that promoting literacy is important to our community, and we had fun working on the project and creating our library. Now we hope residents can use our little free library to find their new favorite book,” said Billingsley.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire wins Boy Scouts award

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire wins Boy Scouts award

ST Billingsley received an award on behalf of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire from the Boy Scouts.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire wins Boy Scouts award

Last night, HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire received an award for our involvement with the Boy Scout’s 2015 Community Friends for Scouting campaign.

At the Community Friends of Scouting ceremony, HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire was acknowledged for our continued support and involvement with the Boy Scouts.

“At HomeTowne we’re proud that we can support local organizations like the Boy Scouts that help children and the community we live and work in,” said ST Billingsley, owner of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire was one of the event’s Silver Sponsors, along with Management and Training Consultants, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Lake Ridge, Virginia.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire sponsors Family Shoot Out fundraiser

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation, Uncategorized by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire sponsors Family Shoot Out fundraiser

Last weekend, Hometowne AutoRepair & Tire was one of the sponsors for the Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation’s family shoot out fundraiser in Fredericksburg.

More than 77 people attended the fundraiser, doubling last year’s numbers.

According to Jerry Saggers, 80% of the participants were related to the Boy Scouts organization.

24 of the participants took part in the skeet and trap shooting portion of the day.

“One of the winners of a big prize was a girl – probably about 8-years old. She won the top gun shoot of .22 and bebe gun shooting,” said Saggers.

Many of the Boy Scouts we helped sponsor at the fundraiser were able to begin work on their rifle shooting merit badge.

“Nobody got a [merit] badge, they got partials, because we didn’t have time to do the whole entire merit badge – there are two parts to it. One is the classroom part, the otheHomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire sponsors Family Shoot Out fundraiserr one is the hands on shooting portion of it,” Saggers commented.

The Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation was able to raise $4,500 at the event, which they will use for their programs.

“The money’s going to be used for two purposes…one is for habitat resource projects, and the other is for our youth and outreach program,” said Saggers.

Boy Scouts Sporting Clays Tournament 2014

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Sporting Clays Tournament by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Inaugural National Capital Area Boy Scouts Sporting Clays Tournament

Boy Scouts Sporting Clays Tournament


Register by May 13, 2014


HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire is proud to be a sponsor of the Inaugural National Capital Area Sporting Clays Tournament for the Boy Scouts of America.

Join us on Wednesday, May 14th at Camp William B. Snyder and meet special guest Dave Butz of the Washington Redskins.

Read More

HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire is Caring for its Neighbors

In Community Involvement, Keep Prince William Beautiful by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire wants Hometowne to be not just a name, but rather to create a sense of community with its neighbors and customers. That is why the shop has joined with Keep Prince William Beautiful to clean up the surrounding area.

HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire is Caring for its Neighbors

ST from HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire picking up trash in front of Potomac Club

Read More

Fun with Pinewood Derby

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Fun with Pinewood DerbyOur mechanics love a challenge and building their own race car out of a block of wood and wheels was definitely a challenge. But the challenge did not stop there. Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire challenged their neighbor HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire to a mostly friendly race. HomeTowne, being the newer of the two, accepted the challenge. The winner of the special friends and family pinewood derby race would win bragging rights, a trophy (albeit a 2013 one) and a free lunch from the owner, S.T. Billingsley, provided they could beat his race car’s time.

Fun with Pinewood DerbyEach store was given two pinewood derby kits containing the block of wood, axels, and small wheels. Even Steve’s marketing director, Margo, got in on the action determined to create a pink car that would at least not come in last.

What ensued was at times a little less then friendly competition, but high on entertainment value and a lot of fun for all involved in supporting the Boy Scouts. We also learned that some of the technicians may be stolen away by Hollywood if we are not careful, judging by the videos hitting YouTube on both their respective pages.

The friends and family race will be held on January 23rd, so while we still don’t know who the winner will be- what we do know is that excitement is running high as is involvement and support for local Boy Scout troop 1189 here in the Montclair Woodbridge area.

We have put together a behind the scenes look.

Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire steals HomeTowne’s car

 

 

 

 

 

 

How it all ends…

 

We want to thank Cub Scout Pack 1189 from Montclair Virginia for allowing us to sponsor their pinewood derby this year at John F Pattie elementary school in Dumfries, VA and a thank you to Aromas Pizza on Kevin Walker Drive right off Waterway Drive in Montclair.
Take a look at our wrap up video and see who came out on top. You might be surprised.
Thank you again hope to see you next year…
ST Billingsley