Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Launches Program for CA Wildfire Victims

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The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) is implementing their crisis-response plans to help counter the effects of the recent wildfires on aftermarket families in California. According to The New York Times, the state is currently battling approximatley 17 large fires at once, including one which is the largest in California's recorded history. At least 59 lives and nearly 9,000 homes have been lost, and more than 600 people are missing.

“Applications for help have been increasing in the wake of the unprecedented wild fires in California, so we initiated our crisis-response plans last week,” said AACF President Lynn Parker. “Hundreds of aftermarket employees live and work in the fire areas throughout California.”

AACF Executive Director Joel Ayres added, “We are 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.”

Aftermarket families in need can complete the application for help on the AACF website. To contribute, you can donate online or by calling 772-286-5500.