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News   January 14, 2005   by Auto Service World

Canadian Aftermarket Tsunami Victims Fundraiser Tops $20,000

A joint effort by Canada’s national automotive aftermarket industry association and key Canadian business publications has raised more than $20,000 in only three days, with evidence that independent contributions will easily more than double this.A co-operative effort between the Automotive Industries Association of Canada and Jobber News Magazine and its sister entities Service Station & Garage Magazine and, asked automotive aftermarket businesses and individuals to donate funds to the Canadian Red Cross to aid victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Asia. The drive also asked companies to inform the association of any contributions they may have made to the cause independent of the fundraising drive. While these are still be tallied, early indications are that these will more than double the total raised by the aftermarket industry.As matching funds from the Government of Canada were pledged for all contributions made by Tuesday, January 11, the automotive aftermarket can be said to have helped raise more than $100,000 to help the tsunami affected areas so far.While the deadline for matching funds has passed, the AIA is still prepared to take donations to the cause, and indications of independent donations, adding to the industry total.Forms can be accessed by using these links: Click Here for Contributions Form or you canClick Here to Notify of Contributions already made

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