Thank You to the 12 Volt Industry

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Apex Car audio-flooded

Never say the 12 volt industry doesn’t have heart!

The GoFundMe campaign CEoutlook set up to help Houston dealers hurt by Hurricane Harvey raised $14,200! We were hoping for $5,000!

Shawn Simpson of Momentum Marketing in Houston tirelessly called on local dealers to find out who needed help; talking to salesmen, installers, store owners and managers and listening to their tales of underwater homes and businesses. With Simpson’s help, we identified 12 members of the industry at 8 car audio shops  to be recipients of your donations.

Apex Car Audio, Orange, TX
Apex Car Audio, Orange, TX after Hurricane Harvey

Companies including  Metra, Directed and Davis Distribution generously contributed, along with GROM Audio and many individual members of our industry. Other companies such as Maxxsonics and Scosche donated to other Houston charities. And JVCKenwood offered digital radio equipment to help victims communicate in hurricane afflicted areas including Texas.

Simpson on his own  collected tools and goods for local installers.  He received 650 pounds of tools including cordless drills, nail guns, soldering irons, digital volt meters, circular saws, sockets, screw drivers and more. Rockford alone donated close to $4,000 worth of tools, supplies, clothing, bedding and more.

After GoFundMe took a cut of the proceeds, all the remaining funds of $13,092 went to employees, owners or managers at the following locations:

Cartek, South Houston; Apex Car Audio, Orange, TX; Motion Audio, Orange, TX; House of Sound, Houston; Wicked Off-Road, Beaumont, TX; CW Tint, Liberty, TX; H-Town Car Stereo, Houston and Carro Audio & Tint, Houston.

On behalf of Shawn and I, we can’t thank you enough!

Top Photo: Apex Car Audio via Shawn Simpson



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  1. Shawn, thank you for taking the lead and making this happen. You continue to amaze me… Amy, thank you for broadcasting the message. It’s great to see the 12V community rally around our own and help out. Wishing nothing but the best to the dealers and their employees that were hit by this massive storm.
    Bill Jackson
    Rockford Corporation

  2. This has been a wonderful blessing for our dealers and a great reminder that we are one big family in this 12V community. Proud of our own Shawn Simpson for his efforts and his heart towards our partners and friends. Thank you Amy for being that voice that spread the message to others who wanted to take part in this incredible relief effort. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s charity and benevolence.

    Hector Mena
    Momentum Marketing

  3. Nice Job Amy ! You truly are a Lady of our industry AND for our industry. Keep rallying the “oneness” of our industry – it is what soared us all to great heights in the early days – and what we need to keep us rolling along now. Congrats, Manufacturers and everyone who helped make this giving back possible.

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