This fall when the United Way kicked-off their annual Resource Drive, they announced a new incentive to help raise funds for their work towards their bold goal of moving 10,000 families out of financial struggles and into stability. This new incentive was a twist on their long-standing partnership with Terre Haute Chevrolet and involved giving a lucky donor $10,000 cash.
Richard Payonk, Executive Director of United Way of the Wabash Valley stated, “We are excited to award $10,000 cash as this year’s campaign incentive to a deserving individual who has donated to make a difference in our community. And we owe many thanks to Terre Haute Chevrolet for their generous donation of this year’s cash incentive to our United Way and for being a great community partner.”
Three names were drawn at random from the campaign incentive entries. The finalists included Beth Hock from Union Health, Haley Akers from First Financial Bank, and Sally Massey from Union Health. Those three individuals met at Terre Haute Chevrolet to try their luck at picking the correct box that contained the prize money. Haley Akers from First Financial Bank was the lucky winner by selecting the correct box! The remaining two contestants each received a complimentary car detail from Terre Haute Chevrolet.
After winning Haley was moved to tears. She stated, “I am shocked…just really shocked.” When asked what she plans to do with the winnings she stated she, “wants to save it and purchase a house someday because being a single mother is really hard.”
Donors earned chances to win the $10,000 cash 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 cash. A new gift of $50 equaled two entries and so on. There was also an incentive to donate more with a bonus of 6 entries for every $100 new donation or increase. This year there were 10,156 entries from 735 donors resulting in donations of $120,943.
Kevin Cauble, General Manager of Terre Haute Chevrolet explained, “Terre Haute Chevrolet and the Romain Automotive Group believe in giving back to their community. In doing so we are proud to support the United Way and all they do for our community. We believe in the work they are doing in the community to address the root cause of poverty and truly make a difference in the lives of others while creating a stronger community for us all. We truly enjoy being able to give back to others with this partnership.”
United Way of the Wabash Valley is an organization looking to go beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change in our communities throughout our six-county region. By bringing together volunteers, companies, and organizations focused on innovative solutions, we impact thousands of lives every year right here in the Wabash Valley. Our new bold goal is to move 10,000 local families out of financial struggles. For more information, please visit, www.uwwv.org.
About Romain Automotive Group (Terre Haute Chevrolet) Since 1964, the Romain Automotive Group has experienced continuous growth. Operating dealerships that represent several new vehicle brands, including Chevrolet in Terre Haute, as well as quality selections of the most in-demand pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs at market competitive prices. Since its inception, Romain Automotive Group has strived to deliver a unique dealership experience to each customer. The dealership’s pursuit of quality customer service is paramount and comes from our commitment to ongoing company and manufacturer training.