Terre Haute – This Fall as United Way kicked-off their annual Resource Drive, they challenged the community to “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” That something is now a new car to a lucky United Way of the Wabash Valley donor! Terre Haute Chevrolet has embraced the United Way “DO MORE” attitude as for the 7th consecutive year they have remained as the United Way of the Wabash Valley Resource Drive incentive sponsor.
Richard Payonk, Executive Director of United Way of the Wabash Valley stated, “We are excited to award this year’s campaign incentive to a deserving individual who has Done More in our community. And thank you to Terre Haute Chevrolet in your generous donation of a new Chevy Spark to our United Way and being a great community partner.”
How were donors incentivized to DO MORE? Donors earned chances to win the car based on their donor support. Any donation of at least $25 from a new donor, or a donation from a previous donor that has increased from the previous year by at least $25, automatically entered the donor in the drawing for the new car. A new gift of $50 equaled two entries and so on. There was also an incentive to local workplaces by giving two additional entries for every donor at any workplace that increased their number of donors by 20% from 2016. This year there were 7,152 entries from 1,305 donors.
“Terre Haute Chevrolet is a proud supporter of the United Way and all they do for our community. Being able to reward a donor with a new car is a great partnership with the United Way.” said Jack Patterson, General Manager.
Three names were drawn at random from the campaign incentive entries. Those three individuals met at Terre Haute Chevrolet to try their luck at picking the correct key that will start the car. Valerie Davis from Wabash Valley Health Center, was the lucky winner by starting the car! The remaining two contestants each received a complimentary car detail from Terre Haute Chevrolet.
“I was very shocked when my key started the car!” stated Valerie. “Since I work at the Wabash Valley Health Center I see the excellent services the United Way provide and the fact that there is a lot of need in our community.”
The car will be officially awarded to the winner at the United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday January 23rd beginning at 5:30p.m. at St. Mary of the Woods College Knoerle Center.