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AACF Helps Hurricane Florence Victims

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The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has launched the first part of an urgent response plan to aftermarket families affected by hurricane Florence. According to the New York Times, the highly dangerous storm has already caused 16 deaths in North and South Carolina, and over one million people were without power last Saturday.

“Applications for help increased 78% in the wake of last year’s unprecedented hurricane season, so we initiated crisis-response plans last week,” said AACF President Lynn Parker. “Thousands of aftermarket employees live and work in the impact areas. We will be working with our Awareness Partners, SEMA, the Auto Care Association, MEMA and others to try to reach aftermarket families in need as quickly as possible.”

More evacuations were issued in North Carolina last Sunday, with approximately 15,000 people in shelters as of Sunday afternoon.

Aftermarket families in need are asked to complete the simple application on the AACF website. Donations can be made online or by calling 772-286-5500.