In late August, when Quick Quack Car Wash held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Buckeye location, it kicked off “10 Days of Free” unlimited washes for residents. But the car wash chain, which now has nine Arizona locations, went a step further to show its commitment to the community.
Buckeye Elementary School counselor Sherry Saylor said the Buckeye Chamber of Commerce reached out to her when Quick Quack was looking to help a medically challenged individual. The car wash gifted that individual and her family a $4,000 check.
“We immediately thought of our kindergartener Yaretzi,” Saylor said.
Yaretzi Aviles, 5, was born premature at 24 weeks and received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with cancer before the age of 2. Her twin brother, who is also medically challenged, struggles with kidney issues.
Saylor said the Avileses have faced great challenges and are a deserving family.
“This family lives in a very humble place. They’ve had to struggle through the years with these medically challenged children, and yet they’re just a wonderful family. They value education. They appreciate everything that is done for them,” she said.
During the ceremony, Quick Quack gifted the Aviles family a $4,000 check. The money was raised through a car wash fundraiser.
“We had 200 vehicles come through the wash … We were able to match $2,000, which is so exciting. We truly hope that this really makes a difference for you and at least helps. We’re here for you. We’re here for the community,” said Mike Bruce, Quick Quack marketing person.
Laura Aviles, Yeretzi’s mother, said the money will indeed make a difference.
“A lot of the times we can’t keep up with transportation expenses. Yaretzi is constantly visiting different doctors and specialists. It’s not just one,” Aviles said in Spanish.
“The help they’re giving us, we never imagined it. I’m so grateful. I have no words. I thank (Quick Quack) from the bottom of my heart for what they’ve done for my daughter.”
Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck, who attended the grand opening, said the kind of support Quick Quack extended to the Avileses is unheard of.
“This is the first company that has ever come to Buckeye and done what they did in raising funds for a family. And to put a stamp on that, this is my 22nd year in City Hall, so I can make that statement. Nobody has done this,” Meck said.
The mayor added, “They’re environmentally friendly and strive to make every location as sustainable as possible. On behalf of the entire Buckeye City Council, thank you for choosing Buckeye as the place to grow your business and to be part of our future, too.”
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