When Michael’s destructive winds demolished our FADA stores in the Panhandle, we anticipated hearing about lost property and damaged lives. What we couldn’t foresee is the unexpected kindness that continues to pour in as dealers and their employees make contributions to help our FADA member employees.
Michael will never be forgotten by the dealers in Panama City or those whose lives were altered in this historic and grisly storm. The pictures we have included tell the story of the destruction to our dealerships.
FADA is on the scene providing temporary living expenses (from FADCF) for employees who have suffered immense losses and need short term financial help for their families. To date, we have paid out around $40,000 to help our member families and we anticipate spending $80,000 before it is over. Every dollar contributed goes to dealer employees with needs and no money is used to rebuild or repair dealerships. Special thanks to those who have contributed thus far to the Florida Automobile Dealers Charitable Fund:
  • Allen Turner Chevrolet/Hyundai and employees
  • Aren A
  • Benjamen Irvan
  • Bobby Kisselback and the Ford Dealer Alliance
  • Devoe Auto Group
  • Duval Auto Group
  • Ed Howard Lincoln/Mazda
  • Erika Puhalski
  • Gregory Cox
  • Janet Conners
  • Kraft Nissan
  • Maher Chevrolet and employees
  • Mary Martin
  • Morgan Automotive Group
  • Palmetto Ford Truck Sales
  • Sheehan Buick GMC
  • South Pinellas Dealers Assoc
  • Thomas and Anita Castriota
  • Thomas Farnsworth
  • Tom Bush Family of Dealerships
  • Tom and Mark O’Steen