McDowell County Commission on Aging joins Meals on Wheels America
and Subaru of America in Sharing the Love this Holiday Season
The eleventh annual Subaru Share the Love® Event will help deliver
nutritious meals and compassion to McDowell County, WV seniors
Welch, WV November 15, 2018 – The McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the promotion. From November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities.
Dr. Donald Reed, Executive Director of the MCCOA, tell us that the Subaru Share the Love Event “provides an excellent partnership for our agency. This event provided us with over $6,000 in support this year. When our citizens support this event, they are also support a local program”.
Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like the McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state. McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. has partnered with Cole Subaru in Green Valley, WV and Hometown Subaru near Mt. Hope, WV to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels.
“Meals on Wheels America is thrilled to partner with Subaru of America for the Subaru Share the Love Event for the eleventh year in a row,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels America. “Since 2008, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped local Meals on Wheels programs deliver nearly 2 million meals to vulnerable seniors nationwide. We remain proud and grateful to have the generous support of Subaru in helping us ensure that homebound seniors receive the daily nutrition and companionship they need to thrive.”
Over the last 10 years, Subaru of America and its participating retailers have donated more than $118 million to its charity partners. This year’s Subaru Share the Love Event is on track to bring that total to over $140 million, proving there’s no limit to the amount of love we can all share.
By purchasing or leasing a new Subaru during the Subaru Share the Love Event and selecting Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice, you can help deliver nutritious meals and other important services to seniors right here McDowell County, WV.
For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.
McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc.
The McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. (MCCOA) is dedicated to assisting senior and disabled residents and their caregivers in Bradshaw, Welch, and throughout McDowell County by providing a variety of essential services. We are dedicated to offering assistance to help residents in need enrich their lives and access necessary services. We provide nutritional, educational, recreational, in-home care & hygiene care, socialization, household tasks, shopping, transportation, and light cleaning assistance for eligible community members. Established in 1973, the MCCOA functions as a multi-service, non-profit, community based program. Our purpose is to maintain and improve daily life for seniors, the disabled, and their caregivers through advocacy, education, promotion of wellness, and provision of support services.
About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.