Pensacola, Fla. – The Salvation Army of Pensacola has been working around-the-clock providing shelter and relief to flood victims for more than a week, and now one local company is stepping in to help out. Express Oil Change is hosting a fundraiser for
The Salvation Army this Saturday, May 10th, from 8am – 5pm, at all three of its Pensacola area locations. For every customer that comes by for an oil change on Saturday, Express Oil Change will donate the entire price (up to the price of a conventional full-service oil change: $41.99) to The Salvation Army for their disaster relief efforts in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties following the recent flood.
“We really wanted to do something to help the flood victims in our area. This was a major event, and so many residents suffered loss. This is our way to give back – no tricks, no gimmicks, just help for those who need it,” explained Bill Ross, Express Oil Change Franchisee. “I’ve always been impressed with the way The Salvation Army manages their money. We know they’ll get the best bang for our buck.”
Over the last week, The Salvation Army has provided 6,819 meals & snacks, 7,680 drinks, 1,691 cases of water (24 bottles each), 1,289 food boxes (enough to sustain a family for two days), 1,207 clean-up kits, 437 nights of shelter, and more than $30,000 in financial, clothing and furniture assistance to flood victims in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.
“We are thrilled to have such a great community partner in our relief efforts. This has the potential to raise thousands of dollars that will go to work right here in our community. Our goal is to get 100 cars at each location on Saturday!” explained Captain Bob Cornett, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Pensacola. “We have seen the need first hand over the last week, and The Salvation Army will be here to help for the long haul. We encourage all businesses and companies to donate and partner with us like this. Together, we can Do The Most Good!”