July 3, 2020 - Peacock Subaru Hilton Head presented $10,125 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM) at the conclusion of its annual Subaru Share the Love campaign. This total more than doubles the amount raised the prior year.
The Share the Love event was held at the end of 2019 when the dealership invited each Subaru buyer to designate a portion of their purchase price to benefit either a national nonprofit organization or Peacock Subaru's hometown charity.
"It's truly a testament to our community's belief in the vital mission of Volunteers in Medicine that our dealership continually selects these heroes to be our hometown charity and that our customers keep choosing to give back locally—and even more so this year when the need is much greater," said Ken Kirby, general manager of Peacock Subaru.
Through the dedicated service of approximately 75 volunteer physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, BJVIM provides free medical care to the residents of Bluffton and Jasper County who are uninsured.
"We have outstanding nurses and physicians who donate their time and expertise to our community, but it's imperative that we have financial assistance in order to make a difference," said Dennis Toney, development director of BJVIM. "We rely on donations like these and the support from Peacock Subaru could not have come at a better time."
Nationally, the Share the Love event has enabled Subaru of America and its participating retailers to donate more than $176 million to charity over the last 12 years. Customers have the option of choosing between four national and one of over 1,220 dealership-specific hometown charities. For more information on the Subaru of America Share the Love event, visit https://www.subaru.com/share-the-love.html
BJVIM is one of more than 90 independent clinics under the guidance of the National Volunteers in Medicine Alliance. For more information about BJVIM, please visit https://bjvim.org/about-us/overview/