Chattanooga, TN - June, 7 2012 - On May 18th and 19th, the professional division of Turtle Wax along with its Tennessee distributor, TEC, hosted a free hand wax event at Surf’s Up Car Wash in Chattanooga, TN. This dual event was a charity fundraiser for the local chapter of Teen Challenge while also showing customer appreciation to all of Surf’s Up’s loyal customers. The faith-based organization provided refreshments and volunteers for the event, with over 14 teens participating in the hand waxing. Teen Challenge provides assistance to young adults looking to make positive changes in their life and has been a catalyst for change in many communities throughout Tennessee.
All customers were able to experience Turtle Wax ICE through the hand wax event including those who did not purchase the Surf’s Up top wash package (which includes Turtle Wax ICE Instant Shine). After receiving their selected wash, customers were directed to the hand wax area. After receiving permission from the owner, the team would quickly hand wax the car with Turtle Wax ICE averaging about 90 seconds a car, but challenged themselves to provide quality waxings in as little as 20 seconds. Over the course of the two day event, the team raised over $3100 for their cause and waxed over 580 cars!
Bernie Russell, Turtle Wax representative and organizer of the event, was exceptionally pleased with the results. “It was a great two days. These volunteers worked exceptionally hard and were generously rewarded for their efforts. What a great opportunity for a local business to impact the community they serve!”
Teen Challenge: Teen Challenge International, USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides leadership and services to the entire network of Teen Challenge ministries throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The goal of the organization is to provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally-sound, emotionally-balanced, socially-adjusted, physically-well, and spiritually-alive.
Turtle Wax, Inc: Turtle Wax is the number one selling brand of car care products in the world with sales in 90 countries. Founded more than 70 years ago in Chicago, the company is recognized for manufacturing appearance and performance car care products for the retail consumer market and the commercial car care industry.
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