(SAVANNAH, GA) January 22,
2010 - Savannah auto salvage yard owner Kenny Grainger is raising money
for the American Red Cross's Haiti relief effort. From today through
Jan. 31 all proceeds from customers $1 yard entrance fee will be donated
to the charity.
For Immediate Release:
Local Auto Salvage Yard Raises
Money for Red Cross's Haiti Relief
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah auto salvage yard owner Kenny Grainger is giving Savannah-area
residents an easy way to help people suffering from the effects of the
Jan. 12 earthquake and resulting humanitarian crisis in Haiti. From
now through January 31st, Grainger is donating all of the $1 door fees
customers pay to enter the Cash & Carry Auto Salvage Yard on Staley
Avenue to the American Red Cross's Haiti relief effort.
"My family and I are
deeply moved by the images of suffering and hardship we have seen coming
from Haiti," Grainger said. "The estimated 200,000 people killed
equals roughly three-fourths of the population of Chatham County. Our
donation is a small thing for us, but could make a world of difference
in a place where 80 percent of people live on less than $2 a day."
In addition to the collected
admission fees, Grainger has also placed donation buckets in the customer
service area near the cash registers, so customers may make additional
donations if they choose. The public is welcome to donate even if they
are not shopping for car parts. The goal is to raise at least $5,000
by the end of the month.
Grainger is requesting the
help of local media outlets to spread the word about this effort. To
schedule an interview with Grainger or a video or photo shoot at the
salvage yard, please contact Michael Jordan of Carriage Trade Public
Relations at 912-713-8411.
Cash-n-Carry is a self-service
salvage yard that has been serving Savannah and the Low Country since
1985. The family-owned business sells premium auto parts at low prices.
The environmentally friendly and clean business recycles every part
of every vehicle they receive by allowing customers to bring their toolbox
and pull parts from over 1,500 cars, trucks, and SUV's on the lot.
Once a vehicle is stripped the remnants are then crushed and recycled.
Cash-n-Carry, located at 500
Staley Avenue in Savannah, is open 7 days a week for their customer's
To learn more about Cash-n-Carry
go to http://iluvused.com/ or call 912-352-0725.