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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

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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

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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.

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RAHIM HASSANALLY SHARES INSIGHT INTO BENEFITS OF NADA DEALER ACADEMY PARTICIPATION

National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy graduate Rahim Hassanally offers a closer look at the popular automotive industry program.

A two-decade veteran of America’s ever-evolving automotive industry, National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy graduate Rahim Hassanally looks back on his time in the program as he explains more about the process, its benefits, and his own personal experience.

“The academy program features six one-week classroom sessions, completed over the course of a year,” explains Hassanally, himself a National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy graduate. “The sessions, held at the National Automobile Dealers Association’s headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia, are then combined with further hands-on practical work tied to various aspects covered by the program itself,” he adds.

Week one of the academy currently focuses on financial management, while weeks two and three focus on fixed operations. “Week four pertains to variable operations and is centered around pre-owned vehicles,” explains Hassanally, who graduated from the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy in 2006, “while the following week, attention is turned to new vehicles.”

Finally, week six of the academy centers around business leadership. “The last week is designed to allow National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy attendees to discover their individual leadership and management styles, and the impact that this can have on others,” Hassanally further reveals. “Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed my National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy experience, and throughout the decade or more since, I believe it’s been truly beneficial to my career,” he adds.

“The instructors, I recall,” Hassanally continues, “were all phenomenal, freely sharing their wealth of knowledge, and I still cherish many of the friendships which I made while partaking in the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy experience.”

The National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy today runs alongside the American Truck Dealers Association Academy, intended for current and future operators of truck dealerships.

“In contrast to the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy, while the American Truck Dealers Association Academy is also built around the latest and most relevant general automotive industry trends and developments, it’s much more deeply rooted in the core fundamentals required specifically to operate a successful truck business,” adds Hassanally, wrapping up.

A National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy graduate and a proud and committed member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, presided over by Damon Lester, Rahim Hassanally is also a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, as well as 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 number of charities and good causes, Texas-native Hassanally’s other 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.’

To learn more about the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy, please visit https://www.nada.org/academy/

Rahim Hassanally Celebrates Decade of National Associatio

Rahim Hassanally Celebrates Decade of National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Membership

Automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally looks back on more than 10 years of membership to the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers.

 

rahim hassanallyRahim Hassanally marks more than a decade of involvement with ethnic minority automobile dealer group the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers as he shares more about the growing nonprofit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

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

 

Founded in 1980 and led by individuals of African American, Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander heritage including current president Damon Lester, the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers represents 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, across manufacturing, retail sales, and the supplier and service sectors,” adds 10-year National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers member Hassanally.

 

Presided over by Damon Lester and headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, there are currently a total of more than 19,000 new automobile dealerships in the U.S., of which less than 1,200—equivalent to around just 5%—are owned by ethnic minorities, according to the organization. “National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers membership has much to offer,” suggests Hassanally, “including access to a nationwide network of professionals dedicated to diversity inclusion throughout every aspect of the automotive industry.”

 

Membership is on an annual basis, with categories including ‘Premier Member,’ ‘Affiliate Member,’ ‘Dealer Candidate,’ and ‘NextGen,’ which is limited to individuals with a management position within a current National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers membership-holding dealer location. The organization also hosts a popular annual conference.

 

A proud and committed member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, Rahim Hassanally is also a Governor of California appointed Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board member, as well as a board member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association. The automotive industry professional’s other 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.’

 

A keen advocate for breast cancer awareness and a supporter of a number of charities, good causes, and other nonprofit organizations, Texas-native Rahim Hassanally today boasts more than two decades of automotive industry experience, and, in his spare time, is an avid and accomplished sportsman who also enjoys a range of other hobbies and interests.

 

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 Reflects on New Motor Vehicle Board Appointment

Rahim Hassanally Reflects on New Motor Vehicle Board Appointment

Automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally looks back on his appointment to the State of California New Motor Vehicle Board.

 

rahim hassanallyA Governor of California appointed a board member, Rahim Hassanally shares details of his affiliation with the Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board as he offers further insight into his professional endeavors, achievements, charitable efforts, and more.

 

“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.

 

“It’s the mission of the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board to enhance relations between dealers and manufacturers,” Hassanally explains, “throughout California by resolving disputes in the new motor vehicle industry both fairly and efficiently, and in a cost-effective manner.”

 

The State of California Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board also provides an informal, no-cost dispute resolution program for consumers, according to Hassanally.

 

Other available resources, as listed on the New Motor Vehicle Board website, meanwhile, include the Arbitration Certification Program, N. A. D. A. Vehicle Pricing & Information, the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, and the so-called California Lemon Law, which covers new and used vehicles sold or leased in the state which come with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty. “If a manufacturer or dealer can’t repair a serious warranty defect in a customer’s vehicle after a predetermined number of repair attempts, the manufacturer must replace the vehicle or refund its purchase price under the Lemon Law,” Hassanally explains.

 

Hassanally is further involved with the American International Automobile Dealers Association, of which he’s also a board member. “I’m also a member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers,” he adds, “and have been for more than a decade now.”

 

The automotive industry professional’s other 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.’

 

Texas native Hassanally, who’s today based between Texas and California, is also a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness and supports a number of charities and other nonprofit organizations and good causes. These include, in California, his local air force base and homeless shelters such as the Solano Mission to which Hassanally has previously, along with support from friends, family, and automotive industry colleagues, raised and donated a significant sum of money after thieves stole hundreds of turkeys from the shelter just days before Thanksgiving.

 

Born and raised in Texas, Rahim Hassanally is a respected automotive industry professional with more than two decades of experience in the business. Further to his work with the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles New Motor Vehicle Board and the American International Automobile Dealers Association, in his spare time, Hassanally is an avid and accomplished sportsman and enjoys a number of further hobbies and pastimes.

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Rahim Hassanally looks back on typhoon aid effort

Rahim Hassanally reflects on his support for aid efforts following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Automotive industry professional Rahim Hassanally, a keen philanthropist based between Texas and California, looks back on his fundraising activities following deadly Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines in 2013 as he shares more about the efforts of himself and his colleagues to raise much-needed funds for relief agencies in the aftermath of the disaster.

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

Accordingly, he and fellow automotive industry colleagues rallied support for relief efforts following the devastating storm which hit the Philippines on November 3, 2013, where it was known as Super Typhoon Yolanda. “I was first made aware of the typhoon by a Filipino colleague,” explains Hassanally, “who said to me, ‘Let’s help the Philippines and support the community.'”

As Hassanally recalls, he required no convincing. In the days which followed, he and others around him sought to raise thousands of dollars to assist in the typhoon aid effort. “In a little over two weeks we’d raised $5,800,” he explains, “all of which was promptly donated to relief agencies.”

At the time based in California’s Solano County, Hassanally credits strong ties to the local Filipino community for the impressive fundraising total, which later exceeded $6,000. “People of Filipino descent at the time accounted for around 10 percent of Solano County’s population of 420,000 residents,” he explains, “so the typhoon profoundly touched a large number of people locally.”

In the years which have followed, Hassanally has further gone on to support and fundraise for a number of other charities and nonprofit organizations. “I’m proud to have a philanthropic nature,” reveals the automotive industry professional, who’s also a keen advocate for breast cancer awareness and other good causes. These include his local air force base and homeless shelters such as the Solano Mission, a local shelter which serves the homeless and hungry in and around Solano County.

Indeed, several years ago Hassanally sought to secure support from friends, colleagues, and others in the area to donate a significant sum of money to the Solano Mission after thieves stole hundreds of turkeys from the shelter just days prior to Thanksgiving.

“It’s important that we’re all invested in our local communities,” Hassanally adds, wrapping up, “but it’s vital, too, that we continue to support critical aid efforts both nationally and internationally, especially in light of devastating natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan.”

Born and raised in Texas, Rahim Hassanally is an experienced automotive industry professional today based between Texas and California. The recipient of a number of prestigious industry awards earned during more than two decades in the business, Hassanally has also made the Automotive News ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list. A member of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers for more than 10 years and an American International Automobile Dealers Association board member, in his spare time Hassanally is a keen sportsman and enjoys a number of other hobbies and pastimes.