CARSTAR parent company Driven Brands and the Driven Brands Charitable Foundation are raising money for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief.
Franchisees, employees, vendor partners and customers of CARSTAR, Maaco, Meineke, Take 5 Oil Change and 1-800 Radiator & AC can visit the Driven Brands Charitable Foundation website or any of the participating brand websites to donate.
Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts in both regions, the company said.
“Hurricane Harvey continues to have a devastating impact on Texas and Louisiana, while we are just seeing the impact on Florida,” said Noah Pollack, executive vice president and general counsel for Charlotte-based Driven Brands. “Our thoughts are with our franchisees, their staffs and families in the storm zones and the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted by rain, wind and floods and who are now facing a lengthy cleanup and restoration.”
Driven Brands has more than 50 locations in the Houston area, including CARSTAR, Take 5 Oil Change, Meineke and 1-800 Radiator & AC. Fortunately, most store locations had minimal damage during Hurricane Harvey and are open for business, according to the company.
In Florida, Driven Brands has 160 locations, including CARSTAR, Maaco, Meineke, 1-800 Radiator & AC, Take 5 and Havoline Express Lube.
The Driven Brands Charitable Foundation raised more than $650,000 in 2016, and its fundraising efforts now have surpassed more than $1.5 million since it was established in 2012.
In addition to supporting the American Red Cross in times of need, the foundation supports organizations such as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Cystic Fibrosis Canada and other local charities. In addition, the foundation gives back to our veterans through programs such as NABC Recycles Rides, Wounded Warrior Project and Hope for Warriors.