On September 11, 2001, Alana, Alyssa, Ashley, and Aubrey Welch's dad drove to his work at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Later that morning, a plane flown by terrorists crashed into the Pentagon. For several hours, the Welch sisters didn't know whether their father was hurt.
The girls finally learned that their father, Lt. Col. Tracy Welch, was safe. Relieved by the news, they decided to help others who were affected by the terrorist attacks.
A Day of Hope
The next day, they decided to raise money for people hurt in the September 11 attacks. They started a car-wash program called "Wash America: Help Stop the Hurt." Word of the program spread. …