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Rahim Hassanally - Philanthropic Efforts

Rahim Hassanally Continues With Ongoing Philanthropic Efforts

Businessman, philanthropist, and automotive industry veteran Rahim Hassanally provides a closer look at his charitable efforts and contributions.

 

Rahim Hassanally
Rahim Hassanally

From global breast cancer awareness initiatives to his local air force base and homeless shelters, seasoned businessman and entrepreneur Rahim Hassanally is a keen supporter of all manner of charitable organizations, foundations, and other good causes. An almost 25-year veteran of the automotive sector, Texas native Hassanally reveals more about his ongoing philanthropic efforts and charity work.

 

A keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, Rahim Hassanally has, in recent years alone, helped to fund more than $10,000 in donations to charities such as Susan G. Komen, responsible for groundbreaking breast cancer research and scientific programs both in the United States and overseas.

 

“I love to give back where I can, to those in my community and to other good causes,” he explains, “and to support organizations such as Susan G. Komen, with the local, Sacramento chapter, for example, having now successfully contributed more than $20 million to breast cancer charities in northern and central-most California.”

 

Originally from Texas and now primarily based in California, Hassanally is an ardent supporter of those in need, particularly in his local area. “In one instance, a local homeless shelter was robbed in the days prior to Thanksgiving,” reveals the businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, “wherein which thieves stole hundreds of turkeys.”

 

Right away, Hassanally promptly raised and donated a significant sum of money directly to the shelter in order to allow them to replace the stolen Thanksgiving turkeys and more. “Nobody should have to go without food, especially not during the holidays,” he adds.

 

Another local organization supported by Rahim Hassanally is his nearby air force base. “It’s something which I’ve been passionate about since childhood,” he remarks.

 

Elsewhere, the automotive industry professional has also previously raised thousands of dollars to support aid efforts following catastrophic natural disasters. “After seeing the devastation caused by deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, I remember thinking to myself that I needed to take action,” he recalls.

 

Rallying support from colleagues and others in the automotive industry, Hassanally promptly raised $5,000 to support aid efforts in the Southeast Asian country.

 

“Within a little over two weeks,” adds the entrepreneur, wrapping up, “I’m proud to say that the total had exceeded $6,000, all of which was immediately donated to essential disaster relief organizations in the Philippines.”

 

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

Rahim Hassanally Reflects on Sizable Susan G. Komen Contribution

Businessman and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally looks back on $10,000 donation made to leading breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen.

 

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Rahim Hassanally

Susan G. Komen is the largest breast cancer organization in the United States. In a fantastic show of support, and aided by industry colleagues, businessman Rahim Hassanally has previously pledged an incredible $10,000 to the organization’s Sacramento chapter. Looking back, he reveals more about the generous donation and provides a closer look at the charity and its work.

 

“Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California serves a total of almost 30 counties across central and northernmost parts of the state,” reveals Hassanally. To date, his local chapter has contributed upwards of $20 million to breast cancer charities in the region.

 

A keen philanthropist and advocate for breast cancer awareness, Hassanally was determined to help fund ongoing research into the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of the disease. “Accordingly, aided by my colleagues, we fundraised a total of $10,000 for the Sacramento Valley chapter of Susan G. Komen,” adds the businessman, a veteran of California’s automotive industry.

 

“We did so,” Hassanally continues, “to show our support and to assist those in our local community affected by breast cancer.”

 

With the funds raised, Rahim Hassanally and colleagues presented a check for $10,000 to Kelly MacMillan of Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California in a gesture which was covered by Solano County’s Daily Republic, part of McNaughton Newspapers, a local family-owned media company which also produces the Georgetown Gazette and Village Life.

 

Funds raised by Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California go chiefly toward grants made to community organizations and the region’s hospitals to provide cancer screening, treatment programs, and breast health education to local women. Additional funds, meanwhile, support the nationwide Komen Grants Program, responsible for groundbreaking breast cancer research and scientific programs both in the United States and overseas.

 

Across the United States, more than one million Susan G. Komen supporters partake in sponsored fundraising events each year, while over 370,000 advocates continue to fight for additional breast cancer research and better access to care.

 

“I’m immensely proud to support Susan G. Komen,” adds Hassanally, wrapping up, “as the organization continues to play a vital part in fighting breast cancer, both here in California and across America, as well as internationally.”

 

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

 

For more information about Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California, please visit https://komennccalifornia.org/.

Rahim Hassanally looks back on $10,000 donation to leading breast cancer charity

Philanthropist, businessman, and the automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally reflects on five-figure donation to Susan G. Komen.

As part of a past fundraising drive and in a fantastic show of support for research into the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of breast cancer, Rahim Hassanally and industry colleagues presented a check for $10,000 to Kelly MacMillan of the Sacramento Valley chapter of leading breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen. A staunch advocate for breast cancer awareness, Hassanally provides a look back on the sizable donation, reported on at the time by Solano County’s Daily Republic.

“My colleagues and I wanted to make a significant contribution to Susan G. Komen to aid, to assist, and to continue to support our local community and those impacted by breast cancer,” reveals Hassanally, an automotive industry professional currently based between California and Texas.

The story of the donation, arranged by Rahim Hassanally and colleagues, was covered by McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a local family-owned Solano County-area media company which proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Village Life, and Georgetown Gazette, among various other community-driven publications.

Often referred to simply as Komen, Susan G. Komen is currently the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. The Sacramento chapter of the organization, Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California, serves a total of almost 30 counties across central and northernmost parts of the state. “To date, the chapter has contributed more than $20 million to breast cancer charities in the region,” adds Hassanally.

Funds raised go toward grants made to local hospitals and community organizations to provide breast health education and cancer screening and treatment programs to medically underserved women, according to Hassanally. Further funds support the national Komen Grants Program, which backs groundbreaking breast cancer research, awards, and educational and scientific programs both in the United States and around the world, according to the organization itself.

Fundraising events arranged and held by Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California include the Komen Sacramento ‘More Than Pink’ Walk, and the Central Valley Race for the Cure.

“Thanks to such events and generous donations from the public, dedicated corporate partners, and others, Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California continues to play a vital part in fighting breast cancer in our community,” adds Hassanally, wrapping up, “something for which we should all be immensely grateful.”

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

Across the United States, more than one million Susan G. Komen supporters partake in sponsored walks and races each year, while over 370,000 advocates are fighting for more breast cancer research, funding, and access to care. For further information about Susan G. Komen Northern & Central California, head to https://komennccalifornia.org/.

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Rahim Hassanally promotes ongoing work of leading U.S. cancer charities

Philanthropist Rahim Hassanally takes a closer look at top-rated cancer charities and nonprofit organizations, as outlined by CharityWatch.

From the Cancer Research Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, businessman and philanthropist Rahim Hassanally, an automotive industry professional based between California and Texas, takes a closer look at some of America’s leading cancer charities.

“Top-rated by CharityWatch, charities and organizations such as the Cancer Research Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation generally spend more than three-quarters of their budgets on programs,” reveals Hassanally, “and spend $25-or-less to raise every $100 in public support.”

The same charities are also confirmed as not holding excessive assets in reserve, and have met CharityWatch’s governance benchmarks, according to Hassanally. Other organizations and charities top-rated by CharityWatch include the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

“CharityWatch, formerly known as the American Institute of Philanthropy, was created in 1992 to provide information regarding the financial efficiency, governance, accountability, and fundraising efforts of charities in the United States,” Hassanally explains. “It remains America’s most independent and assertive charity watchdog,” he adds. CharityWatch, according to the organization itself, is wholly dedicated to exposing nonprofit abuses and advocates in the interests of donors.

“From the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, these and other, similar charities, organizations, and foundations are all absolutely vital in raising funds for research into the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of many forms of cancer, both here in the United States and globally,” says Hassanally.

A devoted advocate for breast cancer awareness, philanthropist Rahim Hassanally is a keen supporter of a wide range of nonprofit charities and organizations, and has further contributed heavily toward national and international disaster relief efforts in recent years. Hassanally also frequently contributes toward his local air force base and homeless shelters.

“I believe that it’s important,” he adds, wrapping up, “that we all give what we can, including volunteering our time, to the nation’s many invaluable cancer and other charities and foundations, plus regional good causes and initiatives dedicated to supporting our local communities.”

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

CharityWatch is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, or for further details on the rating criteria and methodology to which CharityWatch adheres, visit https://www.charitywatch.org/.

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Rahim Hassanally Reveals Continued Support for Local Homeless Shelters

Businessman Rahim Hassanally expresses ongoing support for local shelters as homelessness in the United States continues to grow.

 

rahim hassanallyWith cases of homelessness on the increase across much of the United States, automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally reveals more about his support for local homeless shelters, including details of some of the most vital and often called upon items which can be easily and readily donated.

 

“With homelessness on the rise, key items called for by many local shelters include bottled water, new underwear and socks, tissues, toilet paper, and personal grooming products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, combs, feminine hygiene products, soap, shampoo, and baby wipes,” reveals Hassanally, a successful businessman and automotive industry professional based between California and Texas.

 

“Sleeping bags, new shoes, and items such as reading glasses are often much in demand, too,” he adds.

 

According to Hassanally, local homeless shelters are invariably grateful for any such items, as well as monetary donations, however small, plus chain store gift cards which allow staff and volunteers to purchase the items most needed at any given time.

 

A study by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimates that between 2.3 and 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness annually. “California is among the states with the highest concentration of homeless people,” Hassanally reveals, “while across the country, around 1.5 million children are understood to be homeless, equivalent to one in every 50 youngsters.”

 

“Furthermore,” he continues, “veterans also represent close to 40 percent of homeless men within the United States currently.”

 

Well known for his philanthropic and wider charitable efforts, Rahim Hassanally has further supported those affected by last year’s devastating California wildfires. He and fellow automotive industry colleagues have also previously tirelessly rallied to support those worst affected by overseas natural and other disasters, such as Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines several years ago.

 

“After seeing the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, I remember thinking to myself, ‘We must take action,'” Hassanally recalls. Accordingly, he and others promptly raised more than $6,000, all of which was immediately donated to aid agencies in the region.

 

Moreover, Hassanally is also a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and has recently spoken out in support of this year’s upcoming National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held each year during October and organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness, and to raise funds for research into the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of the disease. This year’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.

 

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

Rahim Hassanally looks toward this year’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Automotive industry professional and breast cancer awareness advocate Rahim Hassanally reveals details of this year’s upcoming National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

rahim hassanallyWith 2019 now well underway, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is fast on the approach. Held each year during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has recognized the world over. A devoted advocate for breast cancer awareness based between California and Texas, automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally reveals more about the annual initiative.

 

“National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease,” reveals Hassanally, “and to raise funds for research into the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and cure of breast cancer.”

 

Known in the United States as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and elsewhere simply as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event is further recognized as Mes de Sensibilización Sobre el Cáncer de Mama, Brustkrebs-Bewusstseins-Monat, and Mois de sensibilisation au dépistage du cancer du sein, among many other regional, national, and international translations and variations upon the name from around the globe.

 

“National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its variations together form a yearly campaign designed to educate the public, particularly surrounding the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection,” Hassanally explains. The campaign starts, he adds, each year on October 1st, and finishes on October 31st.

 

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was originally established in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical arm of British chemical company Imperial Chemical Industries. Founded in London, England in the 1920s by Alfred Mond, Imperial Chemical Industries is today part of AstraZeneca, a producer of numerous leading anti-breast cancer medications.

 

“Since the very beginning, one of the main goals of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been to promote the importance of mammography,” explains Hassanally, “which, even today, remains the most effective tool in the fight against breast cancer both in the United States and globally.”

 

Activities and events held as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month include various one-day, two-day, and three-day-long sponsored walks across the United States and Canada, as well as the National Race for the Cure, first held in Dallas, Texas, more than 30 years ago. “The first National Race for the Cure event attracted some 800 participants,” reveals Hassanally, “while today, millions now take part across more than 100 U.S. cities each year.”

 

All such activities and events are held to raise funds for breast cancer research institutes, as well as to further promote awareness of the disease.

 

This year’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. For more information, please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation website at https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month/.

 

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

Rahim Hassanally provides a closer look at NAMAD membership

Rahim Hassanally 

NAMAD member Rahim Hassanally offers a closer look at the nonprofit automobile dealer organization.

A member of ethnic minority automobile dealer group NAMAD for more than a decade, Rahim Hassanally is further involved with the American International Automobile Dealers Association and is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member. Here, he offers a closer look into the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, more commonly known as NAMAD.

“So far, I’ve been a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers for more than 10 years,” reveals Hassanally, a well known and highly respected automotive industry professional, currently based between California and Texas.

Originally established in 1980 and led by individuals of African American, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander heritage including current president Damon Lester, NAMAD is a growing nonprofit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area.

Representing ethnic minority automobile dealers throughout the United States, the organization seeks to ensure the presence of a meaningful and representative number of minority entrepreneurs and employees in the automotive industry, according to Hassanally. “This applies right across the industry,” he adds, “from manufacturing to retail sales and the supplier and service sectors.”

“Headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, NAMAD has much to offer to its members,” suggests 10-year member Rahim Hassanally, “including, but not limited to, access to a nationwide network of professionals who are wholly dedicated to diversity inclusion across every aspect of the automotive industry.”

NAMAD membership is on an annual basis. Membership categories include Premier Member, Affiliate Member, Dealer Candidate, and NextGen. “NextGen membership is limited to individuals with a management position within a current NAMAD membership-holding dealer location,” explains Hassanally.

“The organization also hosts a popular, highly anticipated annual conference which NAMAD members across the board, myself included, always look forward to attending,” he adds, wrapping up.

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization committed to increasing opportunities for ethnic minorities in all aspects of the automotive industry. To learn more about the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, or for membership inquiries, please visit https://www.namad.org/.

Rahim Hassanally considers decades-worth of prestigious professional accolades

Rahim Hassanally

Texas-born automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally looks back on his career highlights and achievements to date.

From being named an Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year’ to making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list, celebrated automotive industry figure Rahim Hassanally has enjoyed a prosperous, decades-long career, during which time he also graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy. Based between California and Texas, Hassanally reflects on more than 20 years of professional experience and success.

After more than two decades working in the automotive industry, Rahim Hassanally has received numerous prestigious accolades and has been further widely praised for his charitable efforts, both in a professional and personal context. Perhaps his most notable piece of professional recognition, however, he says, centers around making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list.

“Making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40′ list was an incredible feeling,” explains Hassanally, “and one which I’ll never forget.”

The annual list highlights those aged under 40 who are making a significant impact at new car dealerships across the United States, according to the automotive industry professional.

Each year, Automotive News selects an annual class of so-called ’40 Under 40’ honorees from throughout the automotive retailing sector. They then profile the honorees in print and celebrate their accomplishments during an exclusive luncheon, the next of which is to be held at the National Automobile Dealers Association Show in February 2020.

Hassanally is also an Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

Celebrating diversity within the U.S. automotive industry, each year the Urban Wheel Awards presents successful businesses and individuals with a variety of prestigious accolades, including ‘Urban Wheel Pioneer’ and ‘Company of the Year,’ among others. National Automobile Dealers Association Academy graduate Hassanally was one of three individuals to scoop an ‘Urban Dealer of the Year’ award as part of the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards. Each a member of a different minority group, he was joined by fellow winners Manuel Gonzalez and Dorian Boyland in collecting his award.

A Governor of California appointed board member, Hassanally is also part of his local Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board. “As an automotive industry professional, I’m extremely proud to be part of the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board,” says Hassanally, who’s also involved with the Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation, again Governor of California appointed.

The State of California Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board, whose mission is to enhance relations between dealers and manufacturers by resolving disputes in the new motor vehicle industry both fairly and efficiently, also provides a simple, no-cost dispute resolution program for consumers, according to Hassanally. “Furthermore,” he adds, wrapping up, “I’m also a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and have been for more than a decade now.”

Presided over by Damon Lester, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers represents ethnic minority automobile dealers throughout the United States.

An accomplished sportsman, Texas-native Rahim Hassanally is a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes. These include his local homeless shelters, air force base, and national and international disaster relief efforts, including raising funds for, and offering support to, those impacted by last year’s devastating California wildfires.

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Rahim Hassanally Looks Back on Support for Those Affected by Recent California Wildfires

Automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally reflects on support for those impacted by last year’s devastating California wildfires.

 

rahim hassanallyLast year’s wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive on record in California. A respected local businessman and award-winning automotive industry professional, Rahim Hassanally offers a closer look at the Golden State’s devastating 2018 wildfires and reflects on his support for those affected.

 

“During last year’s devastating California wildfires, upwards of 8,500 separate fires destroyed a total area covering more than 1.8 million acres,” reveals Hassanally.

 

This, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the National Interagency Fire Center, represented the largest area of burned acreage ever recorded in a California fire season. Costs including damage caused by and tied to last year’s California wildfires, as per latest reports, have since topped $3.5 billion, with almost $1.8 billion spent on fire suppression costs at the time.

 

As the fires worsened, Hassanally was quick to donate generously to rescue and aid efforts, and to offer his support to those impacted by what had now been officially declared a national disaster. “Hardest of all to witness was the round of large, destructive fires aggravated by strong winds late last year, which ultimately included the Woolsey Fire and the Camp Fire, and which cost the lives of dozens of California residents,” explains the automotive industry professional.

 

From an increase in dead tree fuel to dangerous atmospheric conditions and ever-increasing residential construction projects taking place in areas most susceptible to wildfires, it’s important, says Hassanally, that wildfire risks are both appreciated and understood. “It’s also vital,” he adds, “that, as a nation, we pledge as much support as possible to critical disaster relief and aid efforts whenever or wherever such support is needed or otherwise called for.”

 

Hassanally has also previously contributed toward a number of other local, national, and international aid and relief efforts following various natural disasters, including Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in 2013. “After seeing the devastation caused in the Philippines by deadly Typhoon Haiyan, I remember thinking to myself, ‘We need to take action,'” he recalls.

 

Along with fellow local automotive industry colleagues, Hassanally and others quickly rallied support, raising more than $5,000 for relief efforts in a little over two weeks. The impressive total later exceeded $6,000, with all funds promptly donated to the relevant aid agencies as a priority.

 

Back in California, meanwhile, Hassanally is also a keen supporter of his local air force base and various homeless shelters including the Solano Mission.

 

Rahim Hassanally is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, and a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. An accomplished sportsman, a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness, and a supporter of a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charities, and other good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s professional accolades include making the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and receiving recognition as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year.’

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Rahim Hassanally shares a closer look at his philanthropy and charity work

Automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally offers a look at his charitable contributions and advocacy work, as well as reflecting on Typhoon Haiyan aid effort.

From supporting his local homeless shelters and promoting breast cancer awareness, to raising thousands of dollars for typhoon aid efforts, automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally has long supported a wide variety of nonprofit organizations, charitable foundations, and other good causes. Having previously made the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and subsequently named as the 18th annual Urban Wheel Awards ‘Urban Dealer of the Year,’ Hassanally offers a closer look at his philanthropy and charity work.

“I’m proud to support a number of incredible charities and good causes,” explains Hassanally, “and I’m a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness both in America and internationally.”

Further to supporting his local homeless shelters, air force base, and other good causes, both in his local area and nationally, Rahim Hassanally also successfully helped to raise thousands of dollars in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines several years ago.

“After seeing the devastation caused in the Philippines by deadly Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, I remember thinking to myself, ‘We need to take action,'” Hassanally recalls.

He and fellow automotive industry colleagues quickly rallied support for relief efforts, raising more than $5,000 in a little over two weeks, all of which was promptly donated to aid agencies. The impressive fundraising total later exceeded $6,000. “The nature of the deadly typhoon profoundly touched a large number of people locally, particularly within the Filipino community, at the time,” adds Hassanally, “so it was incredible to be able to help in some way.”

A 20-year veteran of America’s ever-evolving automotive industry, National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy graduate Hassanally is also closely involved with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and is a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member.

Close to his home in California, Hassanally is a keen supporter of his local air force base. He has also contributed greatly toward local homeless shelters, such as the nearby Solano Mission. Previously, Hassanally, along with support from friends, family, and many of his industry colleagues, raised and donated a significant sum of money following an incident where thieves stole hundreds of turkeys from the shelter just days prior to that year’s Thanksgiving.

A member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, Rahim Hassanally is also an appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, as well as a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association and a National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy graduate. An accomplished sportsman and a long-standing advocate for breast cancer awareness, in his spare time, Hassanally also enjoys a wide variety of further hobbies and interests.