As the damage toll from tropical storm Harvey continues to climb, people and businesses in Texas require more and more assistance to repair the damages and find safe shelter for the time being. Any type of charity or fundraising is useful now for people displaced and looking for aid during the crisis. One car wash in Kennewick, Washington is taking a big step forward to do their part.
While the Salvation Army and other groups are taking action in the area of Yakima, Bush Car Wash decided to take on some of the duty and offer as much help as they can. According to a report by the Yakima local news station, the car wash is helping out a great deal, accepting donations and offering to match all proceeds received up to $2,500. Bush Car Wash has five locations and they opened all locations for the fundraiser, promising 100% of the donations to be delivered to The American Red Cross. Money donations like this are much appreciated by relief organizations like the Salvation Army and The American Red Cross. Officials claim that food and other items are expensive to ship and require more effort than money donations, and Bush Car Wash is obliging as part of a larger effort in the Yakima area to send aid to those in immediate need because of the hurricane.
Businesses are a great platform for charity and other forms of community service. It can be a good way to give back to your community as well as a way to bring traffic to your car wash. This kind of philanthropy not only actively brings people into your car wash to help out, but brings you invaluable good press. Building a good reputation in your area and being reported in a charitable light can help your business grow beyond your community and can help make an impact in the lives of people in need.