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RNR Tire Express Honors Three Super Moms with Annual Mother’s Day Car Giveaway

David Harrison with Tammy Niederhelman of Carl Junction, MO.

 RNR Tire Express [RNR], the nation’s fastest-growing tire and custom wheel franchise, continued the tradition of its annual Mother’s Day car and tire giveaway in early May. Communities across the nation had the opportunity to nominate their own “superhero moms,” who have given all they have to motherhood, to be surprised with the ultimate gift – a free car, as part of the brand’s annual initiative. Selected from thousands of entries, RNR Tire Express honored superhero moms, Jennifer Wheeler in Tampa, FL, Tammy Niederhelman in Joplin, MO, and Carol Vangilder in Little Rock, AR, for their incredible sacrifices and kind hearts.

RNR recognized each mother at surprise reveal events at their local stores where nominating families presented their moms with the ultimate gifts – a free vehicle. The moms were presented with a Ford Fusion, and two Buick Encores. In addition to the national car giveaway, RNR franchisees across the nation teamed up to collectively give away 25 sets of tires to mothers recognized as runners-up in the nationwide contest.

“I am so thankful for this honor.” says Wheeler. “This Ford Fusion will help tremendously, with myself and my family and what I do to help others in the community. There are so many opportunities to help people and this is definitely going to help me do it!”

Carol Vangilder in Little Rock, AR, receives her new car.

The Mother’s Day car giveaway initiative was started by APRO Second Vice President David Harrison, a partner in Rental Concepts, an RNR Franchise Group with stores in AR, LA, TX, OK and MO in honor of his own mother. David saw her struggle as she raised four children on her own, working endlessly to provide for her family. Harrison reached a point in his life where he could repay his mother by gifting her a new car. The magnitude of her gratitude and happiness lit a flame in Harrison’s heart, which has inspired the national annual giveaway – one that will continue to help deserving moms around the nation for years to come.

At RNR, we value philanthropy and giving back. As David, I too was raised by a hardworking, single mom who gave all she had to provide a good life for her and her children.  It’s an honor to positively impact the lives of the hardworking moms across the nation,” says Larry Sutton, founder and president of RNR Tire Express. “Mothers give everything they have to support their children and unfortunately, the world sometimes repays them with harsh life challenges and roadblocks. We are happy to play a role in making a difference in Jennifer’s life to alleviate stresses in a small, but impactful way – with a safe form of transportation and a sign of hope.”

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