Orozco’s Auto Service Fundraiser for Homeless with Dogs

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Orozco’s Auto Service worked with the Long Beach community to raise money and awareness for Homeless with Dogs raising over $500. Orozco’s Auto Service matched those funds to provide over $1,000 to Homeless with Dogs which will buy about 1,600 lbs of dry pet food for distribution to pets of the homeless in Long Beach.

During the months of June and July, Orozco’s Auto Service invited the local community to write checks for $42 to Homeless with Dogs and get a free oil change for providing the donation or apply the $42 donation to other automotive repair services.

The Orozco’s Auto Service team went out into the community and passed out flyers, they went to the dog beach down by the Belmont Plaza pool passing out flyers, the team went to the local businesses passing out flyers and some of those businesses allowed the flyers to be posted.

Orozco’s Auto Service presented the monies raised to Homeless with Dogs at Orozco’s Auto Service at 3619 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm. The funds were presented by the CEO of Orozco’s Auto Service, Servando Orozco, to the principals of Homeless with Dogs: Liz Reyes, Co-founder and Patricia Zaid, Co-founder. Chad Robbins, the Executive Marketing Director was unable to attend the presentation.

After the monies were presented, Councilmember James Johnson presented a certificate to Servando Orozco from the City of Long Beach to Orozco’s Auto Service for “honorable efforts to improve the quality of life in our community.” An additional certificate from the City of Long Beach was given to Mr. Orozco from Daniel Brezenoff, Legislative Director from the office of Councilmember Robert Garcia. Certificates from the City of Long Beach were also presented to Patricia Zaid and Liz Reyes from Homeless with Dogs for their contributions to the community from both Councilmember James Johnson and Daniel Brezenoff, on behalf of Councilmember Garcia’s office. Long Beach Post’s Kate Karp was on hand to photograph the presentation of the funds and the presentation of the certificates.

Orozco’s Auto Service found Homeless with Dogs after tweeting about looking for a worthy organization to help. Mayor Bob Foster tweeted that his office should be contacted. A phone call to the Mayor’s office led to Councilmember Robert Garcia’s office where Daniel Brezenoff, Legislative Director for Councilmember Garcia, promised to share information about great local organizations that could use some help. Out of the organizations that Mr. Brezenoff provided, Homeless with Dogs was chosen as the organization that would receive the proceeds from the fund raiser.

From Patricia Zaid, Co-founder of Homeless with Dogs about a trend the organization has been seeing: “We have seen changes in our clients to the degree that more dogs (and cats) are getting displaced from what was intended to be their “furever” homes but now are getting locked into foreclosed homes and / or tossing their dear pet companions out of car windows while they abandon them. The homeless are rescuing them as in turn the animals are giving the homeless love and companionship and protection. It is a two way street.”

Homeless with Dogs is an organization dedicated to providing food for the pets of the homeless. It is a 100% volunteer organization. Their tag line is “Dogs don’t judge you for who you are, where you’ve been or what your potential is. They just accept who you are. Animals are the Master Healers; We should all be so lucky in this life to feel so loved.” Donations are always welcomed in the form of dry food or money. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.


Orozco’s Auto Service has been providing quality car care in Long Beach, CA since 1990. Orozco’s Auto Service is a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and maintenance services to the people of Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas. The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Orozco’s Auto Service employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles. Orozco’s Auto Service is a certified Napa Auto Care Center, able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business.


Orozco’s Auto Service would like to thank Fresh & Easy, Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies, Uptown Animal Hospital, Deli Cleaners & Alterations, California Heights Neighborhood Association, Salon Medusa and other local organizations that posted the flyers and/or shared the information online or with their employees about the fund raiser.

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