The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) has made a $10,000 donation to the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) to help auto care industry members impacted by the devastating floods in Baton Rouge, La.
“After seeing news reports and hearing first-hand accounts of the unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, it was shocking to realize that the flood had destroyed so many businesses and homes of those who make their career in the aftermarket,” says Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Our members were asking how they could help and the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation is the perfect vehicle to reach individuals that need help.”
Since 1959, the AACF has assisted individuals and families of the automotive aftermarket. These individuals have fallen on hard times due to death, catastrophic illness or accident and have exhausted all other available resources in maintaining a reasonable existence. The AACF is the only charity that focuses only on persons and their families employed in the automotive aftermarket industry. The AACF has received requests for assistance due to the recent floods and will handle these and any new requests through their normal process.
“We want to thank the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation for providing assistance to those in our industry who need it most,” says Bill Maggs, CEO of National Pronto Association. “We are proud of our contribution to this important organization and encourage others in the industry to do the same. If each of us extends a hand and gives, together we can make a difference for our fellow auto care professionals in Baton Rouge and beyond.”
The Group’s $10,000 donation comes from Federated Auto Parts and National Pronto Association each donating $5,000.
The Automotive Parts Services 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.