A New Braunfels, TX, coach was shocked the afternoon of March 27 when he received his completely repainted and detailed truck, free of charge.
After Canyon High School baseball coach Reagan Moczygemba’s Ford F150 was vandalized in February, several nearby auto repair shops teamed up to fix the “trucked”-up situation.
The coach’s vandalized truck went viral after Moczygemba’s sister shared a social media post depicting the tagged truck on Twitter. It was exactly this viral post that attracted the attention of Leandra Cameron, a New Braunfels native who works as the assistant manager at a Safelite AutoGlass shop in San Antonio.
“When we heard the news about Moczygemba’s truck being vandalized on campus, I felt like this was something we could help out with,” Cameron said. “I was raised here in New Braunfels and when something like this happens, we come together.”
Cameron reached out to Moczygemba, offering to replace all pieces of glass on Safelite’s dime to help him out because of the vandalism, Cameron said.
“We shared his story with a local body shop here in San Antonio that we pair up with normally, and they went ahead and covered an entire paint job on the vehicle,” Cameron said. “We also paired up with Bluebonnet Motors to get some parts needed that weren’t repairable.”
That body shop was Northeast Customs Collision Repair, said Safelite manager Chris Laugel.
“We told the shop owner (Abraham Acala) about the coach’s truck, and so he said, ‘Yeah, we’d love to help,’” Laugel said. “So they did the body, the interior, the bed---for all intents and purposes, it’s basically a new truck. It looks a lot better.”
The handymen at Northeast Customs Collision put in tons of extra man-hours to make sure the coach’s truck was ready to return to him on time, Acala said.
“I was amazed to see how our guys took on the challenge and took time out of their own schedules to make it happen,” Acala said. “And we’re giving him a lifetime warranty on the body job.”
Northeast Customs Collision manager Fernando Sanchez said their team was very understanding of the situation and eager to step up to the plate to help out.