Auto show benefits Kennewick Community Care Fund

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KENNEWICK, Wash. – Local business owners banded together to host the first annual Community Care car show on Saturday.

The car show raised proceeds for the Kennewick Community Care Fund, an organization that local law enforcement can tap into to help citizens in need.

“We’re trying to bring the community community together and do something to bring the charity together and support the community care fund,” said Paul Dobrovolsky, owner of High Desert Maintenance and High Desert Custom Coatings.

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Dobrovolsky was one of the organizers of the car show, along with Swampy’s BBQ Sauce & Eatery.

The idea for the car show originated last year, but Dobrovolsky says this year is the first official Community Care car show.

Hundreds of people gathered at Columbia Gardens Wine and Artisan Village in Kennewick to see dozens of classic cars.

Eventgoers could also purchase raffle tickets or donate directly to the Kennewick Community Care Fund.

The care fund is a reserve that officers can draw on when they come across citizens in the community who need help. Whether they need food, fuel, or a place to stay overnight, the fund can be used to help them.

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In May, a Kennewick officer dipped into the fund to help a woman get a meal, water and food for her dogs after she was stuck in her broken down car for three days.

“People here in our community need it too,” Dobrovolsky said. “There are people with big hearts here. The people who donated, the people who set it up, and that’s what it’s all about. It’s passionate about cars and people.

The fundraiser raised a total of $2,310 for the Kennewick Community Care Fund.

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