PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZONA, August 1, 2007 - Last Friday, Phoenix lost one of its heroes.
Phoenix Police Officer George Cortez was tragically killed in the line of duty on Friday, July 28th. All of Phoenix and the Valley share in the mourning of this fallen officer.
Continuing a company tradition of helping the families of police officers and firefighters who help us each day, Danny's Family Car Wash will hold a benefit car wash next Wednesday, August 8. The headquarters will be the Paradise Valley location of Danny's Family Car Wash with proceeds going to help raise funds for the 100 Club and Officer George Cortez.
Representatives of Arizona's Public Safety agencies are expected in masse.
"When an officer is struck down in the line of duty - it resonates with all of us what a tremendous loss it is to our community," said Danny Hendon, owner of Danny's Family Car Wash. "While we can not take away the pain of the loss of this officer, we wanted to help raise funds for the 100 Club to provide support for his family," Hendon said.
The 100 Club is the organization that assists the families of the fallen.
Details of the event:
- WHAT: Benefit Car Wash for the 100 Club and Officer George Cortez Jr.
- WHEN: Wednesday, August 8 - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- WHERE: Danny's Family Car Wash (Cactus & Tatum):12020 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85028
- HOW: Get your car washed for Free in exchange for a donation.
- NOTE: The media is encouraged to do live remotes and reports BEFORE the event in order to maximize proceeds.