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Valencia Kia Gives Back To Support Veterans And Their Families

Valencia Kia Gives Back To Support Veterans And Their Families

The local Valencia Kia dealership is looking to support military veterans and their families with its newest promotion.

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Military veterans will have an additional chance to save on the purchase of a new car starting today, as part of a deal to help members of our Armed Forces.

And on top of that, the dealership is donating money from each sale to help the Santa Clarita Valley’s Child & Family Center, which is kicking off a new program aimed at veterans.

This means that all U.S. military veterans will receive $1,000 off any Kia purchased, and for every car sold, $50 will be donated to, according to Valencia Kia General Manager Joe Caracciolo.

“It’s going to be really helpful because we are developing a program on behalf of Habitat (for Humanity of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys) — it’s called the Habitat Veterans Fund,” said Lois Bauccio, executive director for the SCV Child & Family Center.

The center has a location on Centre Pointe Parkway that’s right across the street from a groundbreaking project sponsored by KHTS AM-1220 and Habitat, as well as a multitude of other community groups, which will bring a first of its kind Habitat for Heroes housing program built for veterans to Santa Clarita.

The Habitat for Heroes will provide homes for veterans at below-market cost, as well as support programs, which has been organized and created by the Habitat for Humanities of the San Fernanda and Santa Clarita Valleys.

Bauccio said she was approached by KHTS station owner Carl Goldman about a natural synergy with the center because the program being located so close to the planned development. The housing project recently received a green light from Santa Clarita City Council members after the Planning Commission approved it.

“We’re receiving funding from foundations, corporations and individuals, but Kia has provided the lead gift for this project,” Bauccio said.

The center will offer programs that provide the mental or emotional support needed by veterans and their families as they return from their service, and move into their new homes.

“Their issues are extreme and they are unique,” Bauccio said, discussing the repatriation process of a veteran dealing with stresses, anxiety and trauma that can come from a combat situation. “And some of our professionals here at the Child & Family Center have been going through some very specialized training for the issues that veterans face.”

The deal, which lasts until Sunday, is part of the dealership celebration of Armed Forces Days, Caracciolo said.

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. KHTS will be a part of the action at the dealership, giving away free hot dogs and drinks, and myriad prizes.

For more information about the cars available, check out the Valencia Kia website.

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Source: Santa Clarita News

Valencia Kia Gives Back To Support Veterans And Their Families

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Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at Perry@hometownstation.com.
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