Happy Friendship Day!

Today, August 5th is National Friendship Day!

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What is Friendship Day? It was started in 1919 by Hallmark as a way for friends to celebrate one another with cards and gifts, a platonic Valentine’s Day of sorts.

The event petered out by the 1940s until a well-known honey-loving bear was given the honorific “Ambassador of Friendship” in 1998! You guessed it, cuddly icon Winnie the Pooh has a title from the United Nations!

Nowadays, this holiday is celebrated with gifts and quality time, with appreciation and kind words. I plan to celebrate at the beach with friends, enjoying the last few weeks of summer – no splashing on Friendship Day!

The official date for Friendship Day in the United States is August 5th, but the UN marks it as July 30th. Other countries don’t have a specific date but annually celebrate on the first Sunday in August.

How do you celebrate with your friends? Whether with a card, a beach day, or an adventure through Hundred Acre Wood, spend today letting your loved ones know how important they are to you.


Habitat for Humanity Car Donation: 2011 Cadillac SRX

Habitat for Humanity Car Donation, 2011 Cadillac SRX

A Habitat for Humanity car donation goes to helping build better futures for families in need.  Recently a very generous donor decided to donate a 2011 Cadillac SRX to Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter County.

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Happy Holidays and New Year!

As we come closer to the end of the year, we celebrated the holiday season with our work family. We had ugly sweater day, a holiday feast, a secret santa gift exchange and more. This holiday season be sure to share quality time with friends and family. Make plenty of memories for the years to come. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years.

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While looking back at this past year we have had many great cars and stories come our way, and we just want to share a few of our favorite posts and vehicles with you.

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  • Canine Companions for Independence.

Canine Companions for Independence was founded in 1975. They are a non-profit that provides highly trained and vetted assistance dogs to people that have disabilities. Their headquarters is in Santa Rosa, CA but they work nationwide. They have six locations/regions


  • Earth Day 2016 Dirty Sock Challenge.

We did this challenge because our vehicles have an impact on the environment. In America, one of our biggest air pollutants are from our vehicles. Typically between 80-90% of a vehicles impact on the environment is from the fuel it consumes and the emissions it puts out. Automobiles cause air pollution and greenhouse gases that have an impact on global warming, and our health.


  • ARS & Habitat for Humanity Visit the Dominican Republic.

During the build, the team had very minimal tools, but they made the most of it. Their tools included: shovels, three wheelbarrows (that soon turned into two), a cement mixer, a smoother and a broom for cleanup. Their transportation consisted of two vans, one of which broke down and they had to squeeze into the other van (what a sight to see).


If you would like to donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat etc., you can find out more information here: https://www.cardonationwizard.com/

Thank you and we hope you have a happy and safe holiday season.