CLEARWATER, Fla. – Dimmitt Chevrolet and Dimmitt Cadillac spent a combined 25 hours ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during their annual Red Kettle drive and from Dec. 23-24, which raised $3,408.76.
In addition to the money collected at the red kettles, the Dimmitt families and an anonymous donor both pledged to match all donations collected during these hours. As a result, a total of $10,226.28 has been donated to the Salvation Army.
“I am so proud of everyone from both dealerships who took the time out of their holidays to make this donation possible,” said Lawrence Dimmitt IV, owner of Dimmitt Chevrolet. “The Salvation Army is a great organization and it is exciting anytime we can step in and help a wonderful cause.”
Dimmitt Chevrolet and Dimmitt Cadillac raised money for the Salvation Army donation drive as part of a friendly competition between the two dealerships. Dimmitt Chevrolet came in first by raising an amount of $1,821.69, followed closely by Dimmitt Cadillac with an amount of $1,587.07.
About Dimmitt Chevrolet:
Dimmitt Chevrolet was established in Clearwater, Florida in 1924 and employs more than 110 people. The car dealership was selected as the best auto dealership for 2015 by Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay. Dimmitt Chevrolet was also named one of Tampa Bay’s top 100 places to work by the Tampa Bay Times in 2015.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Approximately 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.