This week, we cover charity events, including one at Autobell Car Wash.

Autobell® Car Wash Raises $16,382 for American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — From Sept.16-29, 2019, all locations of Autobell Car Wash in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland donated $1 from every sale of a Rain Repellent Special carwash to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund, for a total donation of $16,382, according to a press release.

“The American Red Cross responds to a crisis somewhere in our country every eight minutes, from home fires to natural disasters such as Hurricane Dorian, for which it is continuing to provide widespread assistance,” stated Autobell COO Carl Howard. “As Red Cross workers must always be prepared to help those in need, we encourage and participate in ongoing support of the organization.”

Flying Ace Express Car Wash raises $14,000 for Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry

DAYTON, Ohio Flying Ace Express Car Wash has announced the donation of $14,054.87 to the Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry, which provides emergency food assistance for families in the Miamisburg, Moraine and West Carrollton communities, according to a press release.

The donations were collected from Flying Ace Express customers at the company’s Miamisburg Grand Opening/Free Wash Week held Sept. 6-15, 2019, the release continued.

During the Grand Opening, Flying Ace Express offered a free signature “Flying Ace” carwash ($15 value) to every customer in exchange for a monetary donation to Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry, the release added; Flying Ace Express also offered discounted retail gift cards with all proceeds donated back to Helping Hands.

Throughout the grand opening period, Flying Ace Express gave away more than 4,500 free carwashes, the release noted.

“The outpouring of support from Miamisburg and its surrounding communities was phenomenal and resulted in our company’s largest single grand opening non-profit donation ever,” said Dan Eisenhauer, Flying Ace partner and Express Wash Concepts vice president of operations. “We have already received feedback from Helping Hands on the impact of our donation, which is particularly important as we approach the holiday season.”

Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry is a local, non-profit food pantry founded in 1965, which helps serve families in the Miamisburg, Moraine and West Carrollton communities, the release concluded.