Jared Allen, Vice President, Communications
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Feb. 14, 2020)—In conjunction with the 103rd NADA Show in Las Vegas, NADA made a $50,000 donation to the Nellis Support Team, a nonprofit organization whose broad mission includes supporting more than 30,000 airmen and their families at Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base and Nevada Test and Training Range in southern Nevada.
The donation is the second from NADA to the Nellis Support Team. Funds from NADA’s first donation in 2018 made reopening the base’s Auto Skills Center a reality, allowing the airmen and their families who call Nellis home with an opportunity to repair their vehicles independently.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, NADA leaders, including Chairman Charlie Gilchrist, Vice Chairman Rhett Ricart and President and CEO Peter Welch, toured Nellis Air Force Base and its Auto Skills Center.
“The brave men and women at Nellis Air Force Base protect and serve our country and I am so pleased we can serve them,” added Charlie Gilchrist, NADA 2019 Chairman. “I am honored today to meet with the airmen at Nellis and tour this wonderful Auto Skills Shop.”
The funds of the donation may be used to purchase additional tools and equipment including three drive on auto lifts and a new wheel alignment/changer.
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), founded in 1917, represents more than 16,000 light-vehicle and commercial-truck dealerships with 32,500 domestic and international franchises. New-vehicle franchised dealers are directly responsible for more than 1.1 million U.S. jobs.