Family of Central Florida Based Auto Group Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

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Parks Family Donates Generators to Hurricane Dorian Survivors

Honda Generator donated for an Urgent Care Center in the Bahamas

Parks family donated a Honda generator to an urgent care center in the Bahamas

Those affected by Hurricane Dorian have absolutely nothing besides the shirt on their backs. The devastation is absolutely astounding. It will take a very long time for the area to recover. My family’s donation of the 20 generators is the very least we can do.

The Parks Family, best known for their group of automotive and powersports stores throughout Florida, recently donated 20 Honda generators to residents in the Bahamas who were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

On September 1st, 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall with storm surges topping 20 feet and 220-mile-an-hour-wind-gusts that experts are now saying is the strongest hurricane on modern record to hit the Bahamas. In late August, Hurricane Dorian originated in the Atlantic Ocean and quickly grew to a category 5 hurricane that leveled Grand Bahama and the Great Abaco Island leaving 53 people dead and 1,300 people missing.

The Parks family owns several automotive dealerships including two powersports stores between Gainesville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida. Kathy Parks Suarez stated, “Those affected by Hurricane Dorian have absolutely nothing besides the shirt on their backs. The devastation is absolutely astounding. It will take a very long time for the area to recover. My family’s donation of the 20 generators is the very least we can do. My concern was that the generators as well as other local donations that I brought to the shipping docks in Miami would make the voyage to the Bahamas. Once the generators made it to the port in the Bahamas the Church of Ascension would deliver to those most in need. I was happy to help in coordinating at the shipping dock to ensure the generators were actually shipped out and get a confirmation that they did make it into the right hands.”

Seminole PowerSports, also part of the Parks family of dealerships, played a major role in acquiring the generators for the donation. As a Honda dealer in Sanford, Florida they were able to order and receive the generators from Honda in a timely fashion. Kirby Mullins, owner and general manager of Seminole PowerSports stated “Participating in this effort was an honor. It took many hands to make the donation possible. It was a team effort for every step from placing the order, ensuring we would receive the shipment here in Sanford, to then trailering it down to Miami for Kathy Parks to coordinate the actual shipment and receipt of the generators in the Bahamas. Honda makes a very reliable generator we are very confident this donation will help immensely in helping victims get some sense of normalcy as they rebuild. I remember when Central Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma, going without electric day after day was almost intolerable.”

The Parks Motor Group was founded in 1975 by Jack Parks, father to Kathy Parks Suarez, Randy Parks and Ron Parks. This family run business includes several dealerships between Gainesville, Tampa and Orlando. Parks Alfa Romeo of Wesley Chapel, Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel, Parks Ford of Tampa, Parks Lincoln of Tampa, Parks Ford of Gainesville, Parks Genesis of Gainesville, Parks Hyundai of Gainesville, Parks Lincoln of Gainesville, Parks Lincoln of Longwood, Parks Toyota of DeLand, Seminole PowerSports in Sanford and Seminole PowerSports North in Eustis, Florida are all part of the Parks Motor Group family of dealerships.

Mullins added “Honda is very well known, reliable brand. The generators we donated will last a very long time for years to come. We carry both Honda Power Equipment and Honda motorcycles. Many of our customers will purchase a powersport from us and buy a Honda generator to go along with them on their weekend road trips. Whether it’s an ATV, dirt bike or side by side, our customers tend to be weekend warriors, and in the fall and winter they take their rides off road, go camping and have a huge need for a generator. We sell plenty of the Honda brand generators, we know people like them, and they are built to last. Those in the Bahamas receiving our Honda generators are getting a high-quality piece of equipment.”

For more information on Honda Power Equipment, visit online at http://www.seminolepowersports.com or for more on the Parks Motor Group visit http://www.parksmotorgroup.com/ . To learn more about the Parks family donation to the relief efforts in the Bahamas contact Kirby Mullins with Seminole PowerSports at 1-800-843-5118. To follow Seminole PowerSports on Facebook visit: https://www.facebook.com/SeminolePowerSports/

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