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Riley & Son’s Inc. Gives “New” Used Car to Ya’Meka Fuller
Anderson (December 19, 2001,) -- Riley & Son’s Inc. today presented Ya’Meka Fuller with a 1994 Pontiac Sunbird.
According to Tim Riley, of Riley & Son’s Unibody & Collision Specialist, “Each year the collision repair industry as a whole comes across cars that are “written off” by either the owner or the insurance company. Oftentimes these are older vehicles that just need some mechanical and bodywork to get them road ready and perfectly safe to drive. Because we believe these cars are going to waste when there are people who really need them, we decided to do something about it!”
Several local agencies submitted applications for this year’s Benevolence Program. This year’s recipient, Ya’Meka Fuller, was submitted by the Hopewell Center. Ya’Meka is a single mother of three young children, she is employed full time, and is also enrolled at Indiana Business College full time. She currently does not have a vehicle, and is using public transportation as her means of travel. Ya’Meka plans to become an administrative assistant after graduating from business college. We felt this was definitely a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”.
Riley & Son’s Inc. has joined with other members of the Acoat selected organization to form the Acoat selected National Benevolence Program, which is a community relations program that’s mission is to present refurbished cars to deserving individuals or organizations during the holiday season.
During the month of December the employees of Riley & Sons joined together to do the refurbishing work needed on the 1994 Sunbird along with donating Christmas gifts and other items to be given to Ya’Meka’s children. Other local businesses that helped sponsor this years event are, Auto Glass of Indiana, The Stan Petty Agency, The Roger Roudebush Agency, Dale Pickett, Payless, and Meijer. Their generous contributions helped supply license plates, a car seat for Ya’Meka’s youngest child, vehicle insurance for a year, oil changes for a year, and gifts for the children. “I personally would like to thank all my employees, and all of the other area businesses in this community that helped make this years Benevolence Program a success. Even during the difficult times that our economy is facing, when the word was out of what we were trying to do, these local businesses and our employees, without hesitation, offered their assistance. On behalf of Riley & Sons, Auto Glass of Indiana, Stan Petty- American Family Agency, Roger Roudebush - State Farm Agency, Dale Pickett, Meijer, and Payless we would like to wish Ya’Meka Fuller and her family a Very Merry Christmas. It has been a overwhelming pleasure to give back to a community that has given so much to all of us,” says Tim Riley.
Riley & Son’s Inc. is just one of the Acoat selected shops in the country that will present a vehicle in December. Shops participating in the Acoat selected National Benevolence Program worked with local charitable organizations to help them identify an individual or group in need of a vehicle.
Riley & Sons, Inc, located at 2394 East 400 South, Anderson, has been a family owned and operated business since 1957; twenty-six years at their current location. Riley & Sons … Serving Our Community For Generations.
Akzo Nobel, the world’s largest manufacturer of paint and coatings, developed and sponsors the Acoat selected program, which has members in the collision repair industry around the world.
The Acoat selected program is available only to shops that use only Sikkens-brand paint by Akzo Nobel, and meet stringent selection requirements, which are based on a proven commitment to the highest industry standards.
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes Business Unit, headquartered in Atlanta, manufactures and markets Sikkens-brand paint refinish systems to high-quality collision repair shops.