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Riley & Sons News

December 15, 2004


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ANDERSON, IN. – Riley & Sons, Inc. has worked together with local businesses to provide the Karen Hyatt Family a pre-titled and licensed automobile through the Acoat Selected National Benevolence Program.  The annual program provides safe-reliable transportation to young families in circumstances where they must rely on family and friends to meet their transportation needs. 

Several local agencies are asked to submit applications for a Benevolence Program recipient each year. Ms. Hyatt, of Anderson, was chosen to receive this years Pontiac Grand Prix.  In addition to the automobile, the program has provided Ms. Hyatt with a year’s worth of auto insurance, oil changes, grocery certificates, & one hundred dollars worth of fuel.  

The Center for Mental Health in Anderson submitted Ms. Hyatt’s application for the program. Ms. Hyatt is a single mother of two daughters, ages 13 & 11.  She is currently working two jobs without a vehicle.  She has been relying on family, friends, & the local bus, as her transportation to & from work.  Having a vehicle of her own, will not only allow her to get back & forth to work on her own, but will give her more time to spend with her daughters.

 “During the many years that Riley and Sons has been in the collision industry, we have seen many instances in which due to the ever rising cost of parts and labor, insurance companies or individual owners choose to not repair a vehicle.   Often time all that is necessary to make the vehicle safe and ready to drive are moderate mechanical repairs or bodywork.  The Acoat National Benevolence Program, along with some very generous local businesses have made it possible to utilize these vehicles and assist a family in bettering themselves while making their daily lives a little easier,” says Tim Riley, owner of Riley & Sons.

Employees of Riley & Sons joined together to refurbish the Pontiac Grand Prix.  Donors and sponsors of the 2004 Benevolence Program are: Anderson Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, Auto Glass of Indiana, Carquest of Anderson, Enterprise Rent A Car, Meijer’s, Payless, The Stan Petty Agency, Dale Pickett, and The Roger Roudebush Agency. 

 Akzo Nobel, maker of top-line automobile finishes and coatings, sponsors the National Benevolence Program.  Riley & Sons uses Akzo Nobels’ Lesonal-brand paint finishes in its collision repair process.

“Our company has called this community our home for over the last 47 years.  We along with all of the program sponsors are proud to have the ability to give something back to a community that has supported us for so many years.  I personally would like to thank all of my employees, along with a very special thanks to all of the other area businesses in our community that have pulled together to make this years Benevolence Program a success.  On behalf of all of this year’s sponsors we would like to wish The Karen Hyatt Family a Very Merry Christmas,” says Tim Riley.

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