(L) Michael Richardson, father of Mitrice Richardson, stands with (R) Nuriel “Uri” Zeituni, owner of the famed Crenshaw Car Wash, where a fundraiser will be held Sat. September 11 in Los Angeles

WHEN: Saturday, September 11, 2010
WHERE: Crenshaw Car Wash (4220 Crenshaw @ Stocker Blvd.)

The famed Crenshaw Car Wash is teaming up with the family of Mitrice Richardson for a car wash to raise money for the fund founded in her name.  The body of Mitrice Richardson was found in August in a Malibu Canyon ravine after she disappeared 11 months earlier from the Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department.  On Saturday, September 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., partial proceeds raised will go towards the Mitrice Richardson fund to aid in the inquiry regarding the 25-year-olds mysterious disappearance and death.

“I am a part of this community,” explains Nuriel “Uri” Zeituni, owner of the Crenshaw Car Wash since 1985.  “I was so moved by the story of Mitrice Richardson that I wanted to try and do something to help the family.  I felt like this was one way I could help give back to the community while offering my condolences.”

“We’re grateful for Uri’s support,” commented Michael Richardson, father of Mitrice Richardson.  “It just goes to show you that my daughter’s murder touched everyone—Blacks, whites, Latinos, Asians, men, and women.  Through Mitrice, we are all coming together for a bigger cause, justice.”

The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, September 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crenshaw Car Wash located at 4220 Crenshaw Blvd. in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.   The cost of each car wash is $8.99, vans, trucks, SUVs, limos, and jeeps are $11.99. For more information including purchasing tickets online, please visit www.crenshawcarwash.com or www.bringmitricehome.org or call (323) 850-4414 or email info@crenshawcarwash.com.

Along with the fundraiser, Michael Richardson will lead a walk in remembrance of his daughter on September 16 in Malibu on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Mitrice Richardson’s initial disappearance.

Since 1985, the Crenshaw Car Wash has been an integral part of the Crenshaw Community.  Having been featured in such popular films as “Baby Boy” starring Tyrese Gibson, through its owner Uri Zeituni, the Crenshaw Car Wash proudly continues its tradition of community service as it celebrates its 26th year of business on the Crenshaw strip.

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