New Tipp City Business Supports C.A.R. Program
July 2, 2012 (Miami County, OH) — O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., one of the nation’s largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories opened a new location in Tipp City—910 West Main Street—on Friday, June 29, and marked the occasion with a donation to support a Miami County outreach program.Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the O’Reilly Auto Parts operates nearly 4,000 stores in 39 states.
O’Reilly’s Tipp City Store Manager Ginger McCool attends Ginghamsburg Church and chose New Path Outreach Christian Auto Redemption (C.A.R.) Program to be the recipient of a $200 corporate donation.
McCool explained why she selected the C.A.R. Program as O’Reilly’s donation recipient, “I’ve been attending Ginghamsburg Church for almost a year and knew about the good work being done through its New Path Outreach including New Path’s food pantry, furniture resale, medical equipment and pet food programs, however, the C.A.R. program is the perfect fit for O’Reilly’s.”
The $200 donation will be used to purchase car parts to help repair donated vehicles. New Path’s C.A.R. Program accepts donated vehicles, repairs them and in turn donates them to families who participate in its C.A.R. Program. New Path Out Reach Director Marcia Florkey noted that C.A.R. Program is different from other vehicle donation programs—instead of repairing then auctioning vehicles for cash, C.A.R.’s vehicles are repaired and then given to our Miami County neighbors in need.
Florkey explained how the program works, “To qualify as an applicant for a vehicle through the C.A.R. Program, applicants complete the Life Skills Program offered in partnership withNew Creation Counseling Center. These classes are completely free and cover areas such as parenting skills, budgeting, life coaching and more. The classes enable families to become successful. The program is an opportunity for our Miami County neighbors to repair their lives. Having a car, makes it possible to have a job.”
McCool is excited about the investment in C.A.R. program. She explained, “O’Reilly’s is considering additional ways to partner with C.A.R. in the future. As a new business in Tipp City, we believe it’s our responsibility and privilege to work to make the Tipp City community a better place.”
Ginghamsburg Church is committed to changing the world, serving over 40,000 people annually in Miami and Montgomery Counties through its outreach services. Since 2005, the congregation has invested $5.6 million into sustainable humanitarian projects in the Sudan. A member of the West Ohio Conference of United Methodist Churches, the church has an average annual weekly attendance of 4,632. We are a growing church with multiple campuses.
Fort McKinley – 3721 W. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, OH 45406 - is Ginghamsburg’s urban campus, offering a unique blend of passionate worship that connects to the community, intentional diversity, and commitment to service with the neighborhood with a vision for reclaiming the city of Dayton one life at a time.
A new Trotwood campus – The Point, 506 E. Main Street, Trotwood, OH 45406 –opened Saturday, April 7 and provides worship celebrations Saturdays at 5 p.m. with child care.
For more information about Ginghamsburg Church, visit our website—www.ginghamsburg.org.