California is currently battling the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. At least 77 people have been killed, more than 1,000 are missing and an estimated 10,500 home and structures have been destroyed. Here’s how you can help.
The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF), which aids automotive aftermarket families affected by catastrophe, has ramped up its efforts to assist victims. AACF is providing financial assistance to families in our industry to help them find temporary housing, food and care for their loved ones.
But with hundreds of industry families impacted, AACF desperately needs more funds.
“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.”
This is where we — as caring industry professionals — come in.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to AACF, by visiting aacfi.org. If you’re an aftermarket professional who has incurred great losses due to recent natural disasters, you can apply for AACF aid by completing this simple application.
Individually, there’s only so much we can do. But together, we can really make a difference.