Gratitude & Thanks from Mike
It is with gratitude that I take this opportunity to thank those that helped me launch this endeavor. David Gandel and Jeremy Clark, my managers at the Honda store for helping me get the concept refined. West Hills Autoplex owner Rick Wiler and Rob Colon for approving the proposal and allowing it to move forward with Haselwood Auto Group. Not to mention the customers that continue to trust me with the selection and purchase of a vehicle which makes all this possible.
Finally, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the community leaders that have given their input into this idea and agreed to continue to support this initiative as Board Members. [Meet them below!]
On May 24, 2021, the Board members met to approve the corporate bylaws. At this meeting, I, Mike Columbus, was appointed President of Mike’s Rides for Lives.
On June 23, 2021, Mike’s Rides for Lives, became a fully recognized Washington State nonprofit corporation.
This Board is charged with one mission, which is to assure that Mike’s Rides for Lives remains ethical and beyond reproach in all its dealings with contributors and recipients of the car giveaway.
In conclusion, Mike’s Rides for Lives is a wonderful opportunity for the AutoPlex to further demonstrate our care for those in our community and will enable me to give back in a way I never thought possible.