O’Reilly Auto Parts donates to Children in Crisis

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Niceville O’Reilly Auto Parts store manager David Beck (right) presented a donation of $200 from their recent grand opening event to Children in Crisis Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Laura Moore along with Ken Hair, CIC president & CEO, John McMillan, O’Reilly event marketing specialist, and Craig Garrison, O’Reilly district manager.

The Niceville O’Reilly Auto Parts Store showed their great support to the community by donating $200 to Children in Crisis during their recent grand-opening event. The Niceville location on Hwy. 20 is the latest store to open in the area. On hand for the event were O’Reilly’s Regional Manager, John Krebs, District Manager, Craig Garrison, Event Marketing Specialist, John McMillan and Niceville store manager, David Beck. The Niceville store opening was a three-day event which included open house celebrations at the Racetrack and Mary Esther stores.

Ken Hair, CIC President & CEO said, “We have been blessed with great support from the community to build the CIC Neighborhood. However, it’s a struggle to find the necessary funding to sustain operations of our foster homes. Support from the Niceville O’Reilly Auto Parts store is a tremendous help in our efforts to provide a safe haven to the abused, neglected and abandoned children that don’t have a home.”

The CIC Neighborhood is a beautiful facility, built by the generous support of the community. It has an emergency shelter for children who are removed without notice from an unsafe environment, family foster homes for young children and two teen transition homes for foster children aging out of care. To learn more about Children in Crisis call 850-864-4242 or visit www.childrenincrisisfl.org.