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Auto dealer donates van to mission

Astoria Rescue Mission director David Newman accepts the title to a new van from Erik Hansen, Warrenton Kia inventory manager. At left is Newman's wife, Amy. (Warrenton KIA)
Friday, April 13, 2018

Warrenton KIA donated a van to Astoria Rescue Mission last week after learning it was having trouble serving the homeless with just one vehicle.

“God hasn't given up on these people, and it’s nice to know that neither has Warrenton KIA,” said David Newman, the mission’s executive director. “Many who come to us are struggling with overwhelming problems. The Astoria Rescue Mission helps provide for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. To know that someone cares, means a great deal to the staff and to those who come to the mission.”

The 1996 Ford Econoline Club Wagon will help the organization continue its mission of helping those in need of food, shelter, clothing and spiritual support.

Warrenton KIA was glad to help a worthwhile organization that is helping others, said Roxanne Williams-Morinville, owner of Warrenton KIA. “Being a part of this community is what this company was founded on.”

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