Local businesses put on car show to benefit Kennewick Community Care Fund

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Local business owners banded together to put on the first annual Community Care Car Show on Saturday.

The car show collected proceeds to benefit 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 came about last year, but Dobrovolsky says this year is the first official Community Care Car Show.

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

Event goers could also buy raffle tickets or donate directly to the Kennewick Community Care Fund.

The care fund is a reserve that officers can tap into when they happen on citizens in the community that need help. Whether they need food, gas, or a place to stay for the night, the fund can be used to help them.

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

“People right here in our community need it too,” Dobrovolsky said. “There’s some people with some big hearts here. The people that donated, the people that put it together, and that’s what this is all about. It’s passionate, about cars, and people.”

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