BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 11, 2010) — Dunn Tire L.L.C. and its customers have raised $83,648 to aid victims of the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake.
On March 5 Dunn Tire Chairman Randall Clark presented the check to Hands On Disaster Response to support the nonprofit organization's relief efforts in Haiti, where its volunteers are helping residents with such projects as clearing rubble of collapsed homes and building shelters and classrooms.
During its fundraiser, Dunn Tire contributed $5 for every tire sold between Jan. 16 and Feb. 14 at its 29 stores in western and central New York and northern Pennsylvania. The dealership also collected donations from the public and gave anyone who contributed $10 or more a free state vehicle inspection or a $10 discount.
About $10,000 came from public donations, some from customers and others from walk-ins who had heard the dealership's radio spots promoting the fundraiser.
“When we say 'Dunn Tire Cares,' it's not just words, it's our fundamental corporate philosophy, and we translate our beliefs into actionable items and tangible results as often as we can. Our annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and holiday food drives are other examples,” Mr. Clark said.
“The stories of generosity from our community are heartwarming,” he added. “We had a 9-year-old girl come into one of our stores in Rochester (N.Y.) with her mom. She brought us all of her allowance money—$9—because she said she wanted to help the people that didn´t have homes anymore.”