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The Group Donates to Help Auto Care Industry Members Affected by Hurricane

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has donated $20,000 to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) to help auto care industry members impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

“After seeing news reports here in Texas and hearing accounts of the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, we knew we had to take action to help our fellow industry members,” says Bill Maggs, CEO of National Pronto Association.

“Our donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation will help individuals that need it most and we encourage others in the industry to do what they can to assist AACF in their noble efforts.”

The AACF assists individuals and families of the automotive aftermarket. These individuals have fallen on hard times due to death, catastrophic illness, accident or disaster, and have exhausted all other available resources in maintaining a reasonable existence. The AACF is the only charity of its kind that focuses only on persons and their families employed in the automotive aftermarket.

“During tough times like these, we all need to extend a hand and support each other,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Making a donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation will provide assistance and make a difference in the lives of fellow auto care professionals suffering from the effects of this catastrophic storm.”

To make a donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation or to seek assistance for someone in need, visit www.aacfi.org.

The Automotive Parts Services Group, also known as The Group, was created by the merger of efforts and resources of the Federated and Pronto program groups on behalf of their respective members, creating one of the largest automotive parts supply networks in North America. For more information, visit www.thegroupapsg.com.

Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Va., is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America.  Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit www.Federatedautoparts.com.

National Pronto Association is a North American organization headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, and consisting of 92 shareholder owners. Pronto was formed in 1979 and is a leading automotive program distribution group with a focus on marketing, technology and buying. The group is a founding member of 1Parts Global Aftermarket Services, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Pronto members distribute name brand, OE and Pronto exclusive brand products. Pronto members are located in Canada, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.Pronto-Net.com.

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