Pearson Automotive Provides “Wheels to Recovery” to a Julian Center Client in Need
October 2, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS -- Pearson Automotive’s Performance Collision Center is in the process of restoring a vehicle to be given away to a client of The Julian Center. The Wheels to Recovery Project is Pearson Automotive’s latest way of giving back to the community. The company supports numerous organizations each year, but wanted to find a way for its employees to more personally connect with the community.
The Julian Center, a shelter for abused women and children located in Indianapolis, was a logical choice for a partner. The organization has been nationally recognized as a model for communities seeking to improve their responses to domestic violence.
“At Pearson Automotive, we recognize the importance of giving back. Our partnership with The Julian Center on the Wheels to Recovery Project is one way in which we continue to better our company, employees and the community as a whole. When Rich Pedigo, manager of our Performance Collision Center, came to me with this idea, I wanted to make it happen,” says Pearson Automotive Owner John Pearson. “We want to help the recipient of this vehicle gain independence, so that she can better provide for her children and herself. People often take having a vehicle for granted. Without transportation, it’s difficult to meet the everyday life demands of work, school and routine appointments.”
Pearson Automotive’s partners including Finishmaster Automotive and Industrial Paint, Royal Auto Glass and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are also contributing to the project to help ensure its success.
The Wheels to Recovery Project will officially kick off on October 24th at 6:00pm at Performance Collision Center. Pearson Automotive will unveil the work-in-progress vehicle to the recipient, and the company’s employees will also have the opportunity to meet the recipient for the first time. The community is welcome to attend this event.
Pearson Automotive and The Julian Center are also planning two subsequent events as part of the “Wheels to Recovery” project. Pearson Automotive employees will shop for the recipient’s family, as part of The Julian Center’s Adopt a Family program on November 14th. Then on December 12th Pearson Automotive will give the restored vehicle to the recipient. The community is invited to take part in both of these events.
About Pearson Automotive
Pearson Automotive is a "one stop shop" for any individual or company vehicle. The campus includes a 30,000-square-foot body shop, Performance Collision Center repairing all makes and models while specializing in luxury vehicles; a Quick Lane with extended hours specializing in fast maintenance for all makes and models; a wholesale parts business providing parts from engines to tires and oil to any company that repairs its own vehicles; a Buy Here-Pay Here used vehicle business called Auto Credit Builders, with satellite operations in Plainfield and Lebanon; and the Ford dealership that services and sells used and new Ford products.
About The Julian Center
The Julian Center is a place for hope and healing. For 37 years The Julian Center has been supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises. The organization’s mission is to provide the services victims need to recover and build a life absent of abuse. Those services include counseling, safe shelter, case management, advocacy, education, transitional housing, and affordable housing. Through outreach and consultation, it also seeks to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all lives. Its programs and services are designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault, to support survivors in healing, and to help break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
Contact: Ginger Lippert