CarParts.com, a sponsor of the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford Mustang, which is driven by Michael McDowell in the NASCAR Cup Series, is doing something incredible for Texans who have been affected by the extreme winter storm over the past week, which knocked power out for millions of residents in the state.
On Monday, the auto part retailer announced that they will be donating one percent of their revenue generated on their website from February 22nd through the end of February to the relief and recovery efforts for the state of Texas.
According to a press release, CarParts.com has already advanced $100,000 to Feeding Texas, an organization that provides hunger relief through 21 member food banks in the state of Texas.
“Being part of the Texas community means doing our small part to help our friends and neighbors when they most desperately need relief,” said Todd Percival, Director of Distribution Center Operations at CarParts.com’s Grand Prairie, Texas distribution center. “We could not sit by while members of our community suffer without heat, without power, and without food. We know there is immense need throughout the state, and no one company or organization can address all of it. Still, I am grateful that we can aid in what will be an enormous team effort to get the state back on its feet.”
In addition to the charitable donations that CarParts.com will be making, Percival has also hand-delivered blankets, food and water to employees of CarParts.com, who have been suffering through the storm. It was Percival’s kindness, that sparked Chief Executive Officer Lev Peker to feel the company could bring even more help to the state.
“CarParts.com is proud to have made a home in Texas in 2020, and it’s important to us to make an impact in our local communities. Todd is an example of our how our team members go the extra mile to help those in need,” said Peker. “In crises like this, we understand the need for immediate and long-term relief, and we’re committed to providing both through this initiative.”
2021 Daytona 500 champion Michael McDowell is so pleased to see his sponsor doing so much to help others.
“It makes me proud to say that our partner CarParts.com is playing a part in the Texas relief efforts,” McDowell said. “As a part of their efforts, they’ve made an advanced donation of $100,000 to Feeding Texas to put food on the table for as many people as possible.
“The donation will come from purchases at CarParts.com. If you need a part, now is a good time to get one and hep the people in Texas.”
CarParts.com is set to adorn McDowell’s No. 34 machine in four races this season. McDowell has had a solid start to the season, as he has racked up two top-ten finishes in the opening two races, and he has secured his berth in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs with his thrilling win in the season-opening Daytona 500.
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