Larry H. Miller Dealerships Continues its Support of the Union Gospel Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
POKANE, Wash. (November 6, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year, Larry H. Miller Lexus, Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota, Larry H. Miller Honda and Larry H. Miller Hyundai will present the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) with a $5,000 donation to fund their annual City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner, which takes place on Wednesday, November 22 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. Each year, the UGM serves turkey, with all of the sides and fixings, to more than 1,000 homeless and low-income individuals and families.
“On a holiday that’s all about gratitude, we’re very thankful to Larry H. Miller Dealerships for underwriting the City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner for the fourth year in a row,” said Phil Altmeyer, executive director, UGM. “They share our heart for this event, which is about showing people who feel down-and-out that they are valuable. Serving a special meal tells people that in a way words can’t express.”
In addition to the financial donation, for every car sold or leased from Nov. 9 – 22, the participating Larry H. Miller dealership will donate turkeys to the UGM. In 2016, the group delivered more than 150 turkeys to the organization.
Members of the public who would like to make a financial donation for holiday meals can do so online at uniongospelmission.org/give or at any of the following dealership locations:
· Larry H. Miller Lexus: 1030 W. 3rd Ave. in Spokane
· Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota: 1208 W. 3rd Ave. in Spokane
· Larry H. Miller Honda: 1105 W. 3rd Ave. in Spokane
· Larry H. Miller Hyundai: 8801 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley
“Our employees really look forward to supporting the City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner each year,” said Bob McLean, general manager, Larry H. Miller Lexus Spokane. “When they’re out shopping for their own Thanksgiving gathering, many of them will purchase an extra turkey to donate to the UGM dinner. In addition, we all enjoy volunteering together as a group to serve the dinner to our neighbors. It’s quite meaningful to see exactly how our donations help and who they help.”
The Union Gospel Mission has worked to meet the needs of those who are less fortunate in Spokane for more than 65 years. The organization began as a soup kitchen in 1951 and has grown into a comprehensive ministry, including four shelters, two thrift stores, an automotive business and a summer camp for underprivileged youth.
“It’s important to us to give back and support those who are less fortunate in our downtown neighborhood. We hope that partnering with the Union Gospel Mission in providing a warm meal and a special place to gather brings joy during the holiday season,” said Scott Brewer, general manager, Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota Spokane.
The $5,000 grant is through Larry H. Miller Charities, the nonprofit arm of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, which is funded largely through employee donations.