Richmond, VA – On Saturday June 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., both Rio Car Wash locations in the Richmond area donated 50% of all car wash revenues to the not-for-profit organization, New Life for Youth. Volunteers from the organization which serves those fighting addiction problems, helped staff the event by greeting customers, passing out bottled water and collecting registration forms. Two area radio stations, The Beat 106.5 and Q94, were on hand broadcasting live. In addition to having their car washed, customers also had a chance to register for prizes including free car washes and concert tickets. Over 1,000 cars were washed the day of the event and $2,511 was donated to New Life For Youth.   “We wanted to make a grand gesture to give back to our community after a successful winter season,” says Jeff Small, owner of Rio Car Wash. “This event was a big success and a good opportunity for our customers to learn about New Life for Youth and get a great car wash at the same time.”   New Life For Youth is a residential non-profit training center that provides help and hope to youth and young adults with life-controlling issues. Over 13,000 men and women have graduated from the program, transforming into productive, contributing members of society. In addition, a food bank supplies over 300,000 meals a year in the community. “We are extremely grateful to Jeff Small and the entire Rio Car Wash team for this very generous donation, said Rosalinda Rivera, Executive Director of New Life for Youth. “Support from area businesses like Rio Car Wash is crucial in allowing us to carry out our mission.”   Rio Car Wash has four locations in Virginia, including two locations in the Richmond area at 8220 Midlothian Turnpike and 11100 Hull Street Rd. Rio Car Wash has two additional locations in Fredericksburg at 70 Sebring Drive and 10050 Jefferson Davis Highway. For more information, call (540) 371-3636 or visit   Photo ID: Pastor Jason Swezey of New Life for Youth, second from left and Richard DeGenarro, General Manager of Rio Car Washes to his right, along with volunteers from the organization, present a donation of $2511.00 to New Life for Youth.

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