Local business raises $10,000 for Harvest Hope

After a month-long effort, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers has raised $10,000 for Harvest Hope during their annual giving campaign. For every oil change performed in the Columbia area during November, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers donated $1 and accepted customer donations.

“The holidays are one of our busiest times of the year,” said Keith Ferrell, Harvest Hope’s Interim CEO. “This donation from Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers is going to provide 50,000 meals to people in need. I just can’t say thank you enough to people of the Midlands, as well as Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers.”

“Giving back is important to us,” said Gregg Gaskins, Owner and Operator of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers. “Each year we hope to raise more than the previous year. Thanks to the community, we raised $1,000 more than last year. It feels good to know families are going to have food for the holidays.”

Since the drive began in 2015, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers has raised more than $30,000, providing more than 150,000 meals to people facing hunger.

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers is a locally owned, full-service, automotive repair facility with a 10-minute, stay-in-your car, oil change. They have five locations in the Columbia area that are staffed with ASE certified technicians who provide total car care using state-of-the-art equipment and premium parts. Their commitment to their customers is quality work, friendliness and integrity in everything that they do. For more information, please visit www.expressoil.com.

Harvest Hope Food Bank is a non-profit organization serving people in need in 20 counties in South Carolina.  The Harvest Hope team operates out of three main locations in the Midlands, the Upstate and the Pee Dee.  In 2018, Harvest Hope provided more than 27,800,000 meals. To learn more please visit www.harvesthope.org.

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