According to Ford Motor Company, an amazing 95% of Ford and Lincoln dealers help support local communities either with monetary donations or by volunteering time. Each year, Ford sends out the Survey on Dealer Giving and according to the 2014 results, dealers donated nearly $100 million to local causes and nonprofit groups.
In addition, Ford and Lincoln dealership employees volunteered about 809,160 total hours.
After this survey, Ford recognized some of its most influential dealers at the 15th annual Salute to Dealers held at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention. This year, Ford recognized six dealers from around the world who make a significant impact in their communities.
“These amazing results exemplify the pattern of caring and compassion we have come to recognize among Ford dealers across the globe,” said Edsel B. Ford II, who chairs the Salute to Dealers awards program and is a member of the Ford board of directors, in a statement. “We know that regardless of the challenges our dealers face, contributing at this level is done not just out of a sense of duty, but out of a passion they share with their employees and customers.”
Here at Mountaineer Lincoln, we are proud to be a part of the Charleston and Beckley communities and organize multiple charitable events each year. Just this past Thanksgiving, we organized a food drive to benefit the United Way.
What local nonprofit agencies would you like us to support?