The July 17 Fallen Officer's Fund

Learn how we can support the families of the fallen Officers.

Dear Professional Car Washers,

To honor the victims of the recent shootings of Baton Rouge police and sheriff’s department members, a fund has been created by Louisiana-based car wash owner, Benny Alford. The “July 17 Fallen Officer’s Fund” has been established to assist the families of officers whose lives were lost during the events of that day. Team Howco, the Southeastern Car Wash Association (SECWA), and friends of the car wash industry across the country solicit your support for this cause.

Killed during the July 17 tragedy were: Corporal Montrell Jackson, Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola, and Patrol Officer Matthew Gerald

As you may recall, news reports during these tragic events announced that the attack took place at B-Quick Convenience Store in Baton Rouge. B-Quick Convenience Store is owned by car wash operator, Benny Alford and is directly adjacent to Benny’s Car Wash and Oil Change.

One of the peace officers killed during the Sunday morning attack was Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola. While off-duty, Deputy Garafola was actually a part-time employee of Benny’s Car Wash. Also injured that morning was Officer Bruce Simmons, a part-time employee of the Car Wash, as well.

Along with Benny Alford and his family, the professional car washing community is banding together in support of those who died during that horrible morning attack. As such, Howco asks for your support to assist the families of the fallen officers. All donations will go to the families of these peace officers.

You may contribute on-line or by check in the following ways:

  2. Benny’s Car Wash
    Check Memo Line: Fallen Officers’ Fund
    9611 b Airline Highway
    Baton Rouge, LA 70815
  3. Bancorp South
    Attention: Cheryl Bordelon
    Check Memo Line: Benny’s Car Wash Fallen Officers’ Fund
    6100 Corporate Blvd.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Thank you for your efforts and consideration of this worthy cause.

John Gannon, General Manager

Company Information

HOWCO Commercial Car Wash Distributor

1521 E. Third St.
Charlotte, NC 28204

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