“My heart aches for the homeless when the weather gets cold. I’m so heartfelt about that…my God, what a treat it would be to have a blanket to stay warm. That’s why I do it. I’m not in church every Sunday but if I can give back, it just feels good."
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
All Pro Fleet Painting, a truck painting shop in Phoenix, is holding a blanket drive to give back to the families who are less fortunate this Christmas.
As Christmas time comes around the corner, to many it means visits to Santa, mall shopping and quality family time. It’s the time of the year for colder weather and even in the warm weather climate of Phoenix; it hovers or hits freezing temperatures at night. Unfortunately for the many people and families who are homeless, Christmas time does not mean the fun and quality time mentioned, it means just another day of surviving and trying to stay warm at night.
This is what motivated Mike Hetherington, manager of All Pro Fleet Painting, to start collecting blankets. In his second year of doing so, Hetherington collects blankets for the less fortunate and hands them out to people in need before the weather gets too cold. This, his second year, he has vowed to make it a yearly tradition. When asked why prompted him to start it, Hetherington a self-described “regular guy” states, “My heart aches for the homeless when the weather gets cold. I’m so heartfelt about that…my God, what a treat it would be to have a blanket to stay warm. That’s why I do it. I’m not in church every Sunday but if I can give back, it just feels good.”
Each year at this time Hetherington reaches out to his family, friends, customers, yard sale folks and just about anyone he meets asking for donations of new or used blankets. He in turn personally delivers blankets to the less fortunate before the freezing temperatures hit. His goal is to collect 60 blankets this year.
To try and reach out to as many people as possible, All Pro Fleet Painting is pledging to match the number of blankets brought in. So, bring in those blankets. They are accepting both new and used and can be dropped off from now until early December at their office at 6502 W Myrtle Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301. They are also collecting cash donations which can be dropped off and will be used to buy blankets.
About All Pro Fleet Painting
All Pro Fleet Painting is one of the largest independent commercial body shops in Phoenix AZ. An A+ rated BBB Company; All Pro Fleet Painting provides high quality, guaranteed fleet and commercial body repair, semi-truck painting and truck lettering. With one of the largest truck paint booths in Arizona, All pro Fleet Painting services fleets of all sizes…Semi Tractor Trailers to Toyota Prius’. They offer certified technicians and are approved by all the major insurance companies. Rental vehicles including fleet trucks are offered and all repairs are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Free estimates are available by calling (623) 847-5555 to make an appointment.
All Pro Fleet Painting
6502 W Myrtle
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 847-5555
Fax: (623) 847-0137
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM