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“Ness Thomas, our rescuer that day…left dinner on her table to return to the Ford Dealership. I told her I knew the parts I required and she said she had the parts in stock and was bringing them to me.”
Our Gerald Jones Ford team received a customer letter detailing the events of a vacation gone south. After hearing a loud bang, the customer “limped” their truck to the nearest exit off I-20 and called our Ford store. The gentleman knew the parts he needed and, though the Parts Department was closed for the evening, Ness Thomas began making calls to ensure the family could get home safely. She left her home to return to the store, gathered the parts, and delivered the items to the customer. She also reached a mechanic over the phone to confirm one of the parts installation. “She went out of her way to assist us in our time of need and we want to commend her for the amazing customer service she provided. We cannot thank you enough for rescuing us…she is THE BEST!!”
We have SEVEN winners of the Honda Council of Sales Leadership! What’s this? This is a program that recognizes our top Honda team sales associates for their sales, delivery, and customer service. We are featuring a brief video on each of these team members on the Gerald Jones Auto Group Facebook page for the next 3-4 weeks. Please visit, comment, congratulate them – these team members work hard to provide excellent customer service. It’s no wonder they are our winners!
Mitchell Anderson, Master Gold
Donald Ivey, Master Gold
Lou Williams, Gold
Richard Byrd, Silver
Brandon Roach, Silver
Allen Baer, Silver
Congratulations to Stacey Haskins Garner and the entire Heart & Sole team on an excellent run/walk this past Saturday! We are proud to sponsor this annual event, benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Georgia Heart Program.
The Children’s Hospital of Georgia is one of Gerald Jones Auto Group’s areas of focus for community support and is special to the Jones Family, so much so that Andy Jones donated an ECMO Machine to their NICU unit last month. So, we are very excited to continue our support of the Heart and Sole event, benefitting the Augusta area’s youngest patients.
Thanks to everyone who voted us as Best Place to Buy a Car in Columbia County Magazine! Our team works hard to provide our customers with an excellent car buying experience and it feels great to all of us when the community votes us Best Place to Buy a Car!
Gerald Jones Subaru | Share The Love
Want to hear something that warms you? 🙂
Ieshia Bell, our Subaru Love Coordinator, organized a blanket drop-off from Project Linus to our home charity, the Augusta Dream Center. Project Linus’s Augusta Chapter is a group of volunteers (or Blanketeers) lead by Christine Newby, here in Augusta GA. This group creates gorgeous blankets; some interactive, like a castle blanket kids can play with, and donates them to places like the Augusta Dream Center to provide comfort to those in need. It’s only February and this organization has donated over 1,000 blankets this year! If you or a friend enjoy crocheting, quilting, or knitting, you need to check out Project Linus – the Augusta GA Chapter on Facebook. This is a really fun group with a really big heart.
Anthony Jones and Connie Kelly Jones support the Children’s Hospital of Georgia by giving $350,000 to purchase a pediatric ECMO machine.
“I know intuitively that the care and quality of the people we have at Children’s Hospital is second to none. If one of my children was sick, that’s where I’d take them. No question,” said Jones, owner of the Gerald Jones Auto Group and past chairman of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia Philanthropy Board.
Children’s Hospital of Georgia | December 2nd – 4th
Thanks to everyone who joined us for this year’s radiothon supporting the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. People called in and became Miracle Makers, pledging donations to fund programs like Child Life and camps, and purchasing equipment such as baby beds for the NICU. We raised over $294,000!!! It’s been their best year yet; they think that our summer promotion of the Hospital really helped.
The Salvation Army of Augusta | December 1st – 6th
We are getting ready to ring the Red Kettle Bells for The Salvation Army of Augusta at the Kroger on Columbia Road. This is an annual tradition for Gerald Jones Auto Group where team members go on company time to ring the bells and raise money for our local Salvation Army.
We’ll be out there beginning December 1st – December 6th. Please stop by to visit our team and make a donation!
Gerald Jones Subaru
Our Subaru Love Promise Coordinator, Ieshia Bell, has something really special in store for October. Come into our Subaru showroom with your fur baby and take a picture to receive a FREE Chewbaru (we also have “Outbarks”)! Use the hashtag #geraldjonessubarulovespets, #gjslovespets and tag us on social media and we will be sure to feature your on our page!
Gerald Jones Subaru is donating $100 to the Columbia County Animal Shelter for every pet that is adopted in the month of October; plus, $10 for every pet purchase made through our parts department.
Coming in November…
Buy or lease a new Subaru between November 18 – January 3 and Subaru of America will donate $250 to charity. Our hometown charities are SUCESSTEAM, a local charity that provides mentorship and guidance to aspiring youth, and The Augusta Dream Center, an organization that provides immediate relief to areas of poverty in the CSRA. Our local Subaru store also matches each donation with a local $50 donation from our store. Additionally, for every routine Subaru vehicle service, Subaru will donate $5 to our hometown charities.
Broadway Columbia County Sponsorship | Beginning October
Gerald Jones Auto Group has partnered with the Columbia County Performing Arts Center to bring you Broadway Columbia County. Anastasia, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Cats – all of these performances are coming to the Columbia County Performing Arts Center, beginning this October. For tickets, visit www.thecenterofcc.com .