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Car club helps Oregon Impact tackle drunken driving

Oregon Impact received a big check last week.

Members of the Mt. Hood Mustangs & Fords car club made a $14,000 donation to the nonprofit that offers programs to stop impaired and distracted driving and operates the Child Safety Seat Resource Center.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Oregon Impact supporters and members of the Mt. Hood Mustangs & Fords car club gather to celebrate a donation to prevent drunken driving.“This means a great deal to our organization,” said Oregon Impact Executive Director Janelle Lawrence. “We can do so much more to help keep our roadways safe for all Oregonians.”

But wait, there’s more. Literally.

“This is the first installment from our Mustang event,” said Ann Clack, Mt. Hood Mustangs & Fords club secretary.

The car club worked for two years on the Mustang Anniversary Parade held at the Woodburn Dragstrip to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. More than 1,000 cars were present.

“It was incredible to talk with all the folks who turned out for the event,” Lawrence said. “And, sadly, so many have been impacted by an intoxicated driver. Those conversations motivate us to do even more.”

This is not the first time that Mt. Hood Mustangs & Fords has supported Oregon Impact. The group has made a donation to Oregon Impact each year for more than a decade.

The next event also will benefit Oregon Impact. The fourth-annual cruise-in will be held Sunday, July 20, at Albertsons in the Berryhill Shopping Center, 19001 S. Beavercreek Road, Oregon City from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. More information is at mhmf.com.




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