With sales down 50%, local auto shop says COVID-19 relief grant is crucial
The United Way recently gave over $137,000 to 14 small businesses and a non-profit organization for the second round of funding.
One of these small business recipients is Aggieland Automotives. Owner Bobby Miksch says this loan was much needed.
"This has been a really, really rough month...especially with the students being gone and school not being in session," said Miksch. "Our sales are down about 50%."
Miksch also noted that he was surprised that his small business was selected for the grant.
"It seems like a lot of times the little local small business guy doesn’t get a gifted grant in this community," said Miksch.
The shop's general manager, John Ramirez, emphasized that the money would be a tremendous help with the company's payroll.
"My guys don’t have to worry about not having work or having a paycheck," says Ramirez.
Currently, the United Way of the Brazos Valley has given more than $730,000 from the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to 70 Brazos Valley organizations.