Thursday, May 12, 2016

Day Of Service to Celebrate ACDelco 100 Years

Along with fifteen other auto repair shops nationwide, we dedicated our entire workday yesterday as a Day Of Service, and focused solely on serving families in our community. This event was all in honor of ACDelco's 100 years in business, and auto repairs for these families were made possible in part by ACDelco.

ACDelco partnered with the Safe Kids Coalition to locate families in our community that were in dire need of auto repairs.

"What a special day it is that we could be part of the ACDelco day of service to celebrate their 100 year anniversary," said Mark Gines, owner of Gines Auto Service. "It's wonderful as a local business owner that we can give back to our community, and we wish we could do more."

The technicians expected to address a lot of maintenance needs, but saw too many repair needs. Safety issues on the vehicles were put as a higher priority and addressed first. Keeping the families in our community safe was the sole focus of this Day Of Service.

Safe Kids also participated in our Day Of Service by providing car seat checks and education to the families in attendance. They presented important vehicle safety information such as staying safe in and around vehicles during the hot summer months, the importance of buckling up, and even gave away car seats to those in need of new or updated ones.

Our technicians worked hard all day to make sure the highest priority
auto repairs were completed by the end of the day to get the selected families
back on the road with a safe vehicle to drive. 

Senator Karen Mayne posted about the event
on her Facebook page:

""KUDOS'" Gines Service partnering with
Safe Kids and ACDELCO furnishing free car repairs
to selected low income residents!!!!!
Businesses helping their community.
Local representatives Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Senator Karen Mayne, longtime supporter of our Kearns community, attended the event to show support for the event. ACDelco representative Jim Cebrowski was also on hand throughout the day to visit with the families receiving the service.

"Owner Mark Gines was happy for the chance to give back to the community," Mayor McAdams said in his blog post about the event. "It was great to meet the family and visit with folks getting their cars repaired. Local businesses are at the heart of communities."

Mark Gines talks with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams about the three generations
of shop ownership and how helping the community is a big part of the business. 

Local media coverage about the Day Of Service was provided by KSTU Fox 13, KUTV Channel 2, and Telemundo 10 Utah news channels.

Thank you Mayor McAdams for spreading the word
of how important these kinds of services are to the community.

More about ACDelco:
ACDelco is the premier supplier of GM Original Equipment automotive replacement parts. ACDelco offers 90,000+ auto parts across 37 product lines, and our products can be found around the globe. As a global leader in automotive replacement parts and related services, our focus has always been on building a reputation as the number-one source for quality auto parts. Visit their website to learn more.

More about Safe Kids:
Safe Kids Salt Lake County is led by Salt Lake Valley Department of Health, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries. Visit their website to learn more.


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