Richmond, Va., Auto Glass Businesses Assist
Local Family in Time of Need
August 4, 2010
When Freedom Glass owner Mike Paley heard of a local family that
needed a windshield installed on its 2000 Chevrolet Venture in late
July, he quickly agreed to do the work. But there was a catch he
"They can't pay for it," said a friend of Paley's who
was close to the family in question. The family involved was the
Parker familyfour sisters whose mother, Cindy Parker, was
allegedly murdered outside a restaurant by their father in late
June. According to local
reports, the girls' father, Richard Parker, has been arrested,
leaving sisters Cherry, 24, Hanna, 20, Vanessa, 19, and Molly, 14,
to deal with the family's expenses amidst their grief.
"They needed to have their vehicle inspected, but first its
windshield needed to be replaced," says Paley.
Paley was still willing to do the job, and contacted his local
Pilkington distributor next, to see if the company might be able
to assist in any way.
"They said, 'well, we'll give you the glass,'" says Paley.
He went on to call his adhesive representative, Bill Stansfield
with Dow Automotive, who happened to be in Chester, Va., at the
time-though he is based in North Carolina.
"I asked him to donate two tubes of urethane for a cause and
I told him what was going on and he said, 'absolutely,'" recalls
Paley donated the time of his technician, Charles Craft, and a
helper, Mark Rosellen, to complete the installation on July 22.
"We got the job done that afternoon and the girls were tickled
to death and everything went well," he says.
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