Local Subaru Dealer Raises $7,000 for Good Samaritan Rescue Mission of Bay City

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At its Bay City, MI location, Thelen Auto Group raised $7,000 for a local homeless shelter. The Subaru dealer also collected various items such as toiletries and clothing to donate.

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It is very important for us to give back to the community, and we are especially glad to help out such a worthy charity. The Mission has provided assistance to a great number of people in our area over the years.

Thelen Auto Group raised a total of $7,000 during Subaru’s annual Share The Love event. This franchise-wide promotion took place from Nov. 20th, 2014 to Jan. 2nd, 2015 at Subaru dealers around the country.

During the event, customers that purchased Subaru vehicles had the option of donating to several Subaru-sponsored charities, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, ASPCA, Meals On Wheels, and the National Park Foundation. Individual dealerships also had the additional option of sponsoring a local organization. At Thelen Subaru, one of Thelen Auto Group’s Bay City, MI dealerships, most proceeds went to the local Michigan charity, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission.

"The staff at Thelen Subaru is so proud to have helped raise money and items for donation to the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission,” said Kelly Isbell, Sales Manager at Thelen Subaru. “It is very important for us to give back to the community, and we are especially glad to help out such a worthy charity. The Mission has provided assistance to a great number of people in our area over the years, and we hope to help them continue their work for years to come."

The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith-based organization that provides emergency assistance to those in need. Its services directly benefit recovering addicts, abuse survivors, and single mothers throughout Michigan. Thelen Auto Group’s goal was to raise $5,000 for Good Samaritan, but easily surpassed that initial goal by $2,000.

“Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is very grateful to Thelen Subaru for collecting donations on our behalf through their sales in the Subaru Share the Love event!” said Marlene Ayotte Sajdak, Development Associate at Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. “As an emergency homeless shelter, we served 912 men, women, and children in 2014. The items they collected, and the $7,000 generated through the event, are a tremendous help in assisting us to meet the basic needs of those who come to us seeking shelter and guidance. Thank you to Thelen Subaru and those in the community who helped with their donations!”

Thelen Auto Group also collected enough canned goods, toiletries, and warm clothes to fill the trunk of a Subaru Forester.

About Thelen Auto Group
Thelen Auto Group is a family-owned and operated chain of car dealerships in the Bay City, MI area. From Audi and Chrysler to Subaru and Kia, Thelen Auto Group offers a wide range of vehicle makes and models in its expansive inventory. Customers can also take advantage of Thelen Auto Group's service and finance center.

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