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DFW NCDA donates funds for tornado relief 

Knowing the astronomical funds it will take to rebuild the communities in Rowlett and Garland that were affected by the December 2015 tornadoes, the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association put out the call to its dealer members to help. Friday, Jan. 22, the DFW NCDA presented checks totaling $28,000 to the Garland Area Habitat for Humanity.

“I was very honored to represent the franchised new car dealerships in 11 North Texas counties at these check presentations,” said Robert Baillargeon, DFW NCDA chairman. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all those folks affected by these devastating storms. It is our hope that the money donated will help even a few families start to rebuild their lives.”

Christine Hockin-Boyd, executive director for Garland Area Habitat for Humanity, expressed gratitude.

“Thank you DFW New Car Dealers Association for the gracious donation to give support to the recent tornado disaster affecting both Garland and Rowlett communities. Garland Area Habitat for Humanity will use these funds to help repair and rebuild homes giving hope to families,” she said. “I look forward to building this new relationship in which future opportunities may result in doing more in our communities together.”

Beth Leos, community outreach director for Garland Area Habitat for Humanity, added, “We are so very touched and moved by the generous support through DFW NCDA. This donation will help those who have lost so much in the recent tornados. Thank you for the care and kindness you have shown toward our community.”

About the DFW NCDA: The Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association (DFW NCDA) is a trade association that is comprised of approximately 200 franchised new car dealerships in 11 North Texas counties that represent more than $10 billion in new and used car sales annually. The DFW NCDA serves both dealers and consumers through legislative issues, education and training, and community relations, with an emphasis on building a strong future for its dealer members and a rewarding shopping experience for their customers. The DFW Auto Show at the Dallas Convention Center and the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth are two of the nation’s premier auto shows that are developed, presented and showcased by the DFW NCDA. Visit www.dfwncda.com for more information.

Photo: l-r – Robert Baillargeon, chairman of the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association; Beth Leos, community outreach director for Garland Area Habitat for Humanity; Christine Hockin-Boyd, executive director for Garland Area Habitat for Humanity; and David Todd, construction supervisor for Garland Area Habitat for Humanity