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Moo Moo Express Car Wash Donates More Than 3,800 Car Washes; Raises $19,380 for Volunteers of America Operation Backpack® Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 27, 2019 Today Moo Moo Express Car Wash announced the donation of $19,380 to the Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana Operation Backpack® Campaign. Monetary donations were collected at all 16 Central Ohio Moo locations August 16-18, 2019 and have been designated to provide thousands of children with new backpacks and school supplies as they return to the classroom.

Throughout the Operation Backpack® Donation Campaign, Moo Moo Express offered a free “Whole Plus” car wash ($13 value) to customers in exchange for a $5 monetary donation. One hundred percent of proceeds benefitted the Volunteers of America of Ohio & Indiana. At the campaign’s conclusion, Moo Moo gave away more than 3,870 free car washes, totaling more than $50,000 at full retail value.

“We’re very proud to give local children— who might otherwise not have the opportunity— the financial ability to experience overnight camp with the YMCA,” said John Roush, Chief Executive Officer of Express Wash Concepts and Founding Partner of Moo Moo Express Car Wash. “Once again, the immense support of our staff and customers produced incredible results and we thank them greatly for their efforts.”  

“Our team worked really hard this year to help communicate the need for all children to return to the classroom with the necessary school supplies to facilitate learning,” said John Roush, Chief Executive Officer of Express Wash Concepts and Founding Partner of Moo Moo Express Car Wash. “Our customers definitely answered our call for help, and through their generosity we almost tripled our 2018 campaign donation.”

Each year, Operation Backpack® provides school supplies and backpacks to thousands of homeless and at-risk children. These children face many challenges and tremendous stigmatization – as a result, less than 25% graduate from high school. In 2018, Operation Backpack® helped more than 4,940 children in Central Ohio enter the classroom with new backpacks and school supplies. In the last 13 years, it’s estimated that more than one million pencils have been collected through Volunteers of America Operation Backpack®.

“Thanks to the partnership with Moo Moo Express, we are confident that we will reach our goal of making sure every child in need throughout Central Ohio will head back to the classroom with a fully stocked backpack,” said John von Arx III, President & CEO of Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana.

Moo Moo Express Car Wash is Central Ohio’s leader in the high-end, express car wash market. The Moo operates in the following 16 Central Ohio neighborhoods: Bexley, Clintonville, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Grove City, Heath, Hilliard, Lancaster, Marysville, Newark, Northland, Pickerington, Polaris, Reynoldsburg and Upper Arlington. A 17th location has been announced and will open in November at 3580 South High St. in Columbus.

About Moo Moo Express Car Wash:

Founded in 2008, Moo Moo Express Car Wash is Central Ohio’s award-winning, premier express car wash with 17 locations and growing. The Moo’s fast, high-quality, and environmentally friendly car washes are 100% satisfaction guaranteed, and available in four options: Fat Free ($5), Low Fat ($8), Whole Plus ($13) and signature Crème De La Crème VIP ($18). The Stampede Unlimited Wash Club, starting at $15.99 a month per vehicle, offers unlimited car washes. Special Fleet pricing is also available. Family-owned and operated, Moo Moo Express is proud to be an avid supporter of the Central Ohio community. For more information, locations and hours, visit www.moomoocarwash.com.

About Express Wash Concepts: 

Express Wash Concepts is the parent company of Dayton Ohio-based Flying Express Car Wash, Central Ohio-based Moo Moo Express Car Wash and the upcoming Clean Express Auto Wash. With 24 locations and rapidly growing, Express Wash Concepts’ portfolio of award winning, premier express car washes are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. For more information, please visit www.expresswashconcepts.com

About Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana:

Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people across the country – more than 2,300 in Ohio and Indiana. Established locally in 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including low-income seniors, veterans, homeless individuals and families, men and women returning home after incarceration and those recovering from addictions. www.voaohin.org 

Contact:
Beth Martin
Express Wash Concepts
614.751.9274 
beth@expresswashconcepts.com

Moo Moo Express Car Wash is proud to announce the donation of $19,380 to the Volunteers of America Operation Backpack Campaign. From L to R: Amber Burwell, Moo Moo Express Area Manager; John Roush, Express Wash Concepts CEO & Moo Moo Express Founder; Jeff Gilger, Express Wash Concepts Vice President of Corporate Development; Johnnie Moo; Nicolle Racey, Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana Director of Marketing & Communications; Anthony Pearson, Moo Moo Express Site Manager; Dan Eisenhauer, Express Wash Concepts Vice President of Operations