Wallace Subaru shares the love with United Way; WQUT, Ingles and TN Dairy Farm Families collecting fresh milk for Second Harvest

Sue Guinn Legg • Apr 17, 2019 at 9:34 PM

Wallace Subaru of Johnson City wrapped up its annual Subaru Share the Love event this week with a $23,472 gift to the United Way of Washington County made on behalf of its customers.

Combined with more than $3,800 in United Way donations pledged by the Wallace Subaru team members in an in-house United Way drive that for the second year in a row included 100 percent participation by the staff, the dealership’s total contribution came in at just over $27,300.

Conducted between Nov, 16 and Jan. 2, the Share the Love event featured a $250 contribution to a hometown charity of the customer’s choice for every new Subaru purchased or leased. Over the past 11 years, the event has raised more than $145 million for more than 625 community based charitable organizations nationwide

Stephen Moore, Wallace Subaru owner and general manager, said, “We were very happy to have United Way of Washington County as our local partner for the month-and-a-half-long Share the Love event. Moore said the dealership’s team is proud to “share the love” in the local community and appreciative of its staff’s recognition for back-to-back 100% participation in the local United Way campaign.

United Way President and CEO Kristan Ginnings said the Subaru campaign is “a great example of giving back” to the community and “a model for other companies to follow.”

“Thank you to the Wallace Imports of Johnson City family and all who purchased or leased a vehicle during this event,” Ginnings said. “We are truly appreciative and grateful for the partnership with Wallace Subaru. Their leadership and team members are committed to helping us improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.”

Ingles Markets and WQUT radio have teamed up with Tennessee Dairy Farm Families for a fresh milk donation drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee,

One of the most requested food items at the food bank, fresh milk is also the most perishable and therefore most difficult to come by. To help meet the need, WQUT will be doing a live remote broadcast Saturday, April 20, at the Ingles store in Johnson City and Saturday, April 27, at Ingles in Greeneville with Second Harvest staff and volunteers on site with a refrigerated truck to safely store and transport fresh milk donations.

The Randy Davis Memorial Milk Drive will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at both locations. Those who wish may also donate online by clicking on the Second Harvest Food Bank Randy Davis Memorial Milk logo at WQUT.com. Monetary donations earmarked for the milk drive may also be made by mail to Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee, 1020 Jericho Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663.

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538, [email protected] or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.

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