CAWA issued an announcement this week after reaching out to members who potentially could have been affected by both the Camp and Woolsey fires in northern and southern California. The association provided the following update on the status of its affected members in California and how to help:
Brake Parts Supply in Chico had three employees lose their homes. Tim Hunzeker is the owner. CAWA contributed funds to their GoFundMe account. Those who wish to donate, can do so here.
Riebe’s Auto Parts in Paradise has 12 employees who may have lost their homes. Bart Riebe is the owner. CAWA contributed funds to an account being administered by the NAPA Sacramento Distribution Center to help Riebe’s employees. Those who wish to donate can do so here.
CAWA has also recommended the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation as a resource for assistance, as well as the Collision Industry Foundation’s Disaster Relief Task Force can give support to industry employees.
“Please consider donating to these two companies so they can assist their employees in this time of need. CAWA wishes all those who suffered as a result of these recent fires, the best in moving forward in their long journey toward recovery,” said Rodney Pierini, president and CEO of CAWA.