In this edition of Market Focus, we cover a carwash that donates to two local charity causes benefiting a tornado relief fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters, and other news.

Crew Carwash contributes to local charity causes

INDIANAPOLIS — Crew Carwash is partnering with the United Way of Howard County to raise funds for the City of Kokomo’s tornado relief fund just weeks after devastating tornadoes tore through the area, stated a press release.

On Saturday, Sept. 10th and Sunday, Sept. 11th, continued the release, Crew will donate 50 percent of all Works washes, a $15 value, and Ultimate washes, a $19 value, at its Kokomo location (1824 E Hoffer Rd.) to the United Way of Howard County.

Crew will also be accepting cash donations that day for the tornado relief fund, and all the money raised will go to providing disaster relief for those affected by the storm, added the release.

“Weeks after tornadoes caused terrible destruction in Kokomo, many residents are displaced and still in need of help,” said Sally Grant, executive vice president of Crew Carwash. “We are so proud to be a part of the Kokomo community and it is our hope that we raise significant funds to help out our neighbors in Howard County.”

Crew Carwash also recently announced that it is donating $44,019 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, stated a company press release.

At its seventh annual Crew for Kids fundraiser on Aug. 27th, the release stated, Crew Carwash committed to donating 50 percent of all Works and Ultimate washes at all 27 locations to Big Brothers Big Sisters and received cash donations throughout the day.

According to the release, the initiative resulted in a total of $44,019 to be donated to four local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies that serve markets in which Crew has locations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vigo County.

“As part of our efforts to help children throughout Indiana, we are so proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Grant. “Our team members look forward to our Crew for Kids fundraiser every year and we are thrilled to be able to give back to the communities in which we serve.”

In total, Crew has raised more than $394,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters since its inaugural Crew for Kids fundraiser in 2010, noted the release.

To learn more about the Crew, visit www.crewcarwash.com.

Consumers can connect with Crew on social media at Facebook.com/Crew-Carwash and @Crew_Carwash on Twitter.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit www.bbbs.org or connect at Facebook.com/BigBrothersBigSisters.

Article update: 

From Sept. 10th to 12th, Crew Carwash raised a total of $6,608 to be donated to the United Way of Howard County.

Autobell Car Wash opens third Virginia Beach location

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Autobell Car Wash has opened a full-service wash in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at 3557 Holland Road near the intersection of S. Rosemont Rd., stated a press release, with Tim Goodwin as the store manager.

This marks the third Virginia Beach location for the Charlotte-based, family-owned chain, continued the release, and the 12th in the Hampton Roads area, with other washes in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Williamsburg and Portsmouth.

The Holland Road store is Autobell’s 74th location, added the release.

According to the press release, the new wash and all locations of Autobell are currently open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit autobell.com or follow the company at Facebook.com/AutobellCarWash and on Twitter @AutobellCarWash.

Mister Car Wash adds 10th Orlando area location

TUCSON, Ariz. — Mister Car Wash has now grown to have 10 total Orlando area locations after finalizing the acquisition of the Presidential Carwash & Detail Center in Clermont, Florida, according to a press release.

“The addition of this location is a nice complement to our existing express/exterior Clermont location, only three miles away, and further expands our presence and service offerings to customers in the west suburbs of Orlando,” said Sarah Ross, director of integration for Mister Car Wash. “The greater Orlando area has been a great place to do business and we see a lot of potential for continued growth.”

The release added that Mister Car Wash now operates 192 carwashes in 20 states with this latest acquisition.

For information about services and career opportunities available with Mister Car Wash, visit www.mistercarwash.com.