Kelly Truck Parts was recognized in its community last week for its efforts in raising money for local cancer patients and the Wyakin Warrior Foundation.
Led by owner Ronnie Kelly, Texas-based Kelly Truck Parts has helped raise more than $23,000 over the last two years for local cancer medical coverage ($6,000) and the Wyakin Warrior Foundation ($17,000 in partnership with East Texas Truck Center).
Kelly Truck Parts has used golf tournaments to help fund raise for cancer patients, and has used truck drag racing shows to help bring in funds for the Wyakin Warriors. Kelly Truck Parts was driven to the latter based on a recommendation from HDA Truck Pride, the distributor’s buying group.
“I’ve had relatives and a lot of good friends that are vets, and we love our country and we love to support the people that protect it, so we do anything we possibly can to support them,” Kelly told The Lufkin News, who featured Kelly Truck Parts’ philanthropic efforts last week.
And Kelly says his company isn’t done. Another golf tournament is scheduled for August, and a truck show is scheduled for sometime in the late fall.
“Anything we can do to help those who have helped us, I’m always willing to help with. I’ve had a lot of friends [battling] not just breast cancer but cancer as a whole, who have fought and won, and that’s got a big spot in my heart, as well,” Kelly says.