Local Franchisee Steps Up To Help Save Keller, Texas Non-Profit In Danger of Closing
HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. (“AAMCO”), franchisor of the world’s largest branded chain of transmissionspecialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today the owner of its Keller, Texas service center has provided exceptional service to his community. AAMCO of Keller owner, David Gerda, is well known in the community for his activity with time and money with local non-profits, schools and community programs.
When Gerda was contacted about the potential closing of Haven’s Horses Equine Rehabilitative Facility, he felt compelled to get involved to help save this facility from closure. “I was contacted by one of my customer’s niece who does pro bono work for Christ’s Havens Children’s Home, and immediately pledged help in any way possible,” said Gerda.
Haven’s Horses is currently operated by Christ’s Haven for Children, a residential foster home in Keller, offering clients of all ages with disabilities the opportunity to participate in unique therapies using horse riding. These therapy sessions help individuals with various disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome. When Haven’s Horses recently announced it would be closing due to lack of funding, Gerda began contacting his many business and personal friends in the community.
“Haven’s Horses impacts so many lives in our community,” continued Gerda. “Between the outstanding staff and those who benefit from riding, I couldn’t bear to see it come to an end. We are currently planning events to help raise funds, and I look forward to the support of the local community for this wonderful facility. We have a generous community that understands the importance of this facility and I am positive our community will respond to raise the $35,000 needed to allow Apache’s Angels to take over and operate this facility.”
Apache’s Angels is a 501C-3 non-profit organization that has dedicated 100 percent of its resources to providing scholarships, equipment and horses to Equine Rehabilitation facilities, including Haven’s Horses.
For more than 50 years, AAMCO’s network of locally owned and independently operated automotive service centers have understood the importance of being connected to their local community.
For more information, or to make a donation to support Haven’s Horses, please visit www.apachesangels.org or Apache’s Angels Foundation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apachesangelsfoundation. To learn more about AAMCO of Keller, please visit www.aamcokellertx.com or call 817-431.0009.
AAMCO was named to Entrepreneur’s 2016 Franchise 500®, ranking at the top of the transmission repair category. Based on network size, growth rate and financial strength, the brand also earned a spot on Entrepreneur’s “Best of the Best” list. Additionally, AAMCO has been consecutively ranked on Franchise Times’ Top 200+ for the last two years.
AAMCO is the world’s largest branded chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care services. AAMCO has nearly 650 franchised automotive centers throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1962, AAMCO-branded centers are proud to have served more than 45 million drivers. For more information, visit: aamcofranchises.com, aamcouniversity.com, aamco.com or aamcoblog.com.