Our Giveback

Having been born and raised in the St Joseph area, the Edwards family has always valued the local community. The connections that have been formed since the opening of East Ridge Car Wash in St. Joe, MO have been irreplaceable. We have been truly blessed to have the opportunity to sow into the community for the last 30 plus years. Our business has flourished by following 1st Peter 4:10; “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms (New International Version Bible).” It is our mission to not only grow our business but to be able to give back to our community. We know that without the support of St. Joseph, our Car Wash would not be able to survive and provide a stable job for our staff. So if you are looking for a great service that also supports a great cause, look at East Ridge for all your Car Wash St Joseph MO car washing needs.

One of our favorite places to give back is to the Noyes home for children and to DR missions. We believe in supporting the betterment of children and families as they are our future. We do this by donating and helping with fundraising events that help both our community and their organization. We truly believe in giving back to the people who support us. Many of the programs we support help to provide a stable and safe place to secure a brighter future. We are proud to be a Car Wash St Joseph MO can count on in this regard and feel like The Noyes home is a perfect organization to help improve the community and benefit everyone who is a part of it.

The Noyes home (https://noyeshome.org/) was founded in 1894 in St. Joseph, Missouri. It was founded by Charles and Sarepta Noyes as “The Home for Little Wanderers” to be an orphanage that focused not only on providing housing, but also providing a safe and stable living environment for children to flourish. In the last 128 years, the Noyes home has become more than just an orphanage. Services are provided for children in homes that may not be able to afford similar services. Therapists and social workers help the children work through tough emotions and their complex feelings. There is also support for the parents to “piece their lives back together so that their family can return to normalcy.” The home also provides “a place for children to feel safe and plan for their future.” We are proud to support the Noyes Home as they seek to provide long term solutions to families in crisis. At East Ridge, we believe families are the pillars of our communities so we are proud to support an organization like the Noyes Home.

Privately funded through charitable donations, The Noyes home helps children up to 18 years old by providing a safe place at no charge. According to the Noyes Home, they serve “Children 0-18 who live in extreme poverty or neglect, children awaiting foster placement, teens who are struggling at home or at school, dads facing joblessness, and mothers facing evictions. We are proud to be a Car Wash St Joseph MO can be proud of and support this wonderful organization. The Noyes home certainly deserves this by impacting our community in a positive and productive way.

Every year we also donate to DR Missions (https://www.drmissions.com/home). They have served the Dominican Republic (DR) people since 2003. DR Missions helped to establish an all girls orphanage that houses over 20 children. They also provide daily meals to over 80 children and provide services for them. Every child deserves a stable living environment and these missions help accomplish that goal. Also, periodic health clinics are operated to serve the needs of the local people.

Since the opening of East Ridge Car Wash St Joseph MO in 1989, we have had the opportunity to provide a job for many men at the Halfway House. Our leaders have always believed in giving people another chance to succeed (Proverbs 24:16). By providing a stable job, we have been able to help folks get back onto their feet through the difficult recovery process. Also, by holding them accountable, we have seen many success stories. Several have gone on to become very successful and contributing members to society. Supporting an organization like this is a gift in itself, because it leads to more productive members of society and helps everyone who lives here.

We have supported individuals in the community for many years. Most years we sponsor local families by donating Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. This is very important to the Edwards family to operate as stewards of God’s grace and give back to others. We like to give directly to families that our employees know, so that they can be a part of giving back to the community. Our Car Wash St Joseph MO has donated to numerous fundraising efforts. The list includes St. Joe Christian school, St. Paul Christian school, and several local church groups. We have partnered with youth groups fundraising for missions trips several times. To do this, the youth group would towel dry for customers for the day. Customers had the opportunity to donate directly to the group. We then donated a large portion of our proceeds for their effort that day. We really enjoyed helping the youth group, but also connecting the community with their efforts. We were also impressed by their enthusiasm.

East Ridge has also sponsored several youth sporting teams as well. We sponsor youth girls basketball teams and boys baseball teams. We sponsored Hiawatha High School Cheer by donating to their organization so they could have new uniforms. We are proud to support the local YWCA, Northwest Missouri Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3, and the Pony Express chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as well. It is not just a Car Wash St Joseph MO but a community staple as well. We believe in giving back and supporting the community that supports us!