AACF Ready to Help Victims of California Wildfires

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) is expediting help for industry families in need in the state.

“We urgently need industry support in a couple of key ways,” said Joel Ayres, AACF executive director. “Companies with California employees, dealers or shops are urged to send email or text message notifications to those who might be affected to provide a link to the AACF online application for

“Industry members can help us raise emergency funds for the relief effort by visiting,” Ayres added. “As with last years unprecedented hurricane season, the wildfires in California are catastrophic and ongoing. Our mission is to provide emergency gap funding to aftermarket employees in times of crisis when they have nowhere else to turn.”

Donations of any amount are welcome, but donations of $2,500 or more are most needed, according to AACF. For more information, contact Ayres at 916-628-0271, or email him at

The L.A. Times reported that there are 17 wildfires burning in California, including one of the deadliest fires in the history of the state, with more than 12,300 firefighters on the lines and more than 280,000 acres burned. The San Francisco Chronicle also reported that there seems to be no end in sight to California’s wildfires.

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