Our Christmas Car Challenge ended with a bang! From December 1-24, we donated $100 for every new and used car sold to The Salvation Army of Augusta and we were able to make our LARGEST SINGLE DONATION to date:
This donation will be used in several ways for The Salvation Army of Augusta Center of Hope; providing food, clothing, toys for Christmas, and financial assistance for rent and utilities through their Social Services Assistance Program. All that to say this donation is being used locally to help Augusta people in need.
“It’s really heartwarming. Unfortunately, a lot of people today, especially with the pandemic, need the help. Augusta is famous for helping people. There’s a lot of charities in this area. They’re all good causes. This just happens to be one that strikes in my heart and when you got hungry children, hungry people…this is something that we need to do,” said Andy Jones of Gerald Jones Auto Group.
Douglas McClure, Area Commander of The Salvation Army Augusta said, “We received a check for $48,500. It’s almost like they knew exactly how much we needed for these families. So, it’s really exciting to have this opportunity to serve and serve with people like Gerald Jones Auto Group.”
This is our 7th year participating, and it brings our total in Christmas Car Challenge donations to over $240,000.