GOOD NEWS: Oil changes for survivors

The Crisis Center of West Texas clients received free oil changes, general car care tips, basic maintenance, and a roadside tool kit, courtesy of Valvoline and Cummins Sales and Service on April 21.

In its second year, the event increased the number of services provided, servicing vehicles of thirteen CCWTX clients and all three CCWTX agency vehicles.

This service is invaluable for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, whose vehicle may be the only means by which they can safely leave an abusive situation. The event aims to help survivors take care of basic maintenance, like oil changes, that often gets put on the back burner when life is stressful or dangerous. Each year, Valvoline donates oil and filters, and Cummins Sales and Service opens on a Saturday to donate parts and labor to service these vehicles.

Crisis Center of West Texas is extremely grateful to all the folks who came together to provide this event for us and our clients. This year’s services included, oil changes, replaced tires, brake and suspension repair, new fluids, and more.

Special thanks are due to Valvoline, and the whole Cummins Sales and Service team, including Branch Manager Jimmy Griego and Administrative Assistant Krista Bolding, who set up this event.

Cummins Sales and Service is located at 1210 S. Grandview Ave.

For more information about the Crisis Center, call Hannah Horick call 333-2527 or email at