The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

The 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

The Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment

We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. And it all starts right here in our community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions.

That's why we stay true to our Love Promise Community Commitment by partnering with a wide variety of community nonprofits and charities.

Every year, we join hands with our owners in the "Share the Love" event, giving back to our community-a community that's given so much to us.

So, every day, we strive to ensure our love is felt not just by our customers, but by all in our community. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

We are proud to participate in the Love Promise Community Commitment. We're grateful, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve and support the causes and passions that are closest to our hearts, right here in our neighborhood.

All of the organizations we support have one thing in common: the unwavering dedication to improve the world and the lives of ­its people.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.

Education

It’s our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts

Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.

Health

We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Wallace Subaru of Bristol dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well. Our support of other organizations that reach out to those in need and the developing youth show our Love Promise and reinvestment in the community.

Agape Christian Ministry, Avoca Little League, Western Little League
Crossroads Medical Mission, Healing Hands, American Heart Association

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Love Promise Stories from Wallace Subaru of Bristol

Subaru and Wallace Subaru of Bristol believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Subaru leads the way in ‘March for Meals’  –  Lynna M

Richlands Mayor Paul Crawford rode in Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens' Subaru Outback as grand marshal of the "March for Meals" event that was held in downtown Richlands. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens in Cedar Bluff, Va., coordinated the annual Meals on Wheels “March for Meals” event on Tuesday, March 26, with the Subaru Outback leading the way. It was a chance to shine a light on the issue of senior hunger and isolation in the region, as well as an opportunity to showcase AASC’s newest nutrition site in downtown Richlands. Richlands Mayor Paul Crawford rode in the Subaru as the grand marshal of the march. About 80 seniors from across the four-county area participated in the march that began on Suffolk Avenue, rounded the block and ended at AASC’s “Community Central,” located at 1500 Front Street. Seniors, town officials, community members, and AASC staff gathered for fellowship and a nutritious meal after the march. Town Manager Tim Taylor and the town staff, Police Chief Jerry Gilbert and his officers, and Richlands Fire and Rescue assisted with coordinating the “March for Meals” and helped with blocking the streets in order to keep the seniors safe while walking. AASC’s Property Manager Jackie Ray and his crew went above and beyond their normal work in renovating the “Community Central” property. Their hard work and dedication in completing the first phase of the project is visible in the finished product and certainly deserving of all the compliments that were heard during this event. Jennifer Roberts of WVVA-TV was on hand for the entire event and captured the essence of the day, as well as conveying the serious issue of senior hunger that affects so many people in our local communities. Many of the staff members at Appalachian Agency were recognized for their help in making the “March for Meals” a success. Last, but certainly not least, all the seniors who participated from the nutrition sites across the four-county area — Clincho, Clintwood, Dante, Grundy, Richlands, Swords Creek, and Tazewell — truly enjoyed themselves. These special people are part of the reason AASC works to promote independence and a better quality of life for older adults so they are able to remain happy and healthy at home for as long as possible. The annual March for Meals commemorates the historic day in March 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.


Blountville Middle School  –  Donna H

Thank you so much for the book donations. Your kindness and support to our school is so appreciated and very much needed. Thank you again, BMS faculty and students


Making a Dream Come True at Anderson Elementary  –  Ginger C

T. C. Baker and Wallace Subaru of Bristol made a dream and an idea a reality for our students at Anderson Elementary School. In order to create a new space that invited students to read and invent, we decided to completely redesign our library and add a Makerspace. Our reading theme was “What Can I do with an Idea?” Our budget was limited but our vision was big and this story demonstrates how powerful a partnership and an idea can be for our students. In the summer of 2018 T.C. Baker contacted us with some exciting news. He shared that on behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) regarding the 2018 AAAS/Subaru Loves Learning Book Donation Program, Anderson had been elected to receive a donation of 150 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize Winning and Finalist Books. We were thrilled with this investment because we were in the process of renovating our library to include a new Makerspace for students and adding a new Reading Zone. The vision for the renovation was to provide real-world science, technology, engineering, and arts opportunities to our students both before, during, and after the school day. The initial investment of books was focused on science and added a plethora of new resources that connected reading and the vision for the Makerspace. Our school vision is Learning and Leading to Impact Our World and we invited T.C. and his team to an assembly to thank them for the new books and tour our library. We shared our idea for a modern Reading Zone and Makerspace that focused on student readiness for robots, reading proficiency, and college and career opportunities. Our students were so excited and presented aspects of programming VEX Robots, writing in engineering journals, and learning through exploration in our Makerspace. It can be intimidating to present to adults but the team at Wallace took the time to listen and encourage our students to continue to design and build. Following the visit, once again, T.C. sent me an email and conveyed how much they believed in our vision. He told me they wanted to invest $1,000 in our new library. Our team at Anderson were overwhelmed with gratitude and encouraged by the gift he provided. Community partnerships are a powerful tool to make a difference in our children’s lives. The vision of Wallace Subaru to make sure their customers and community feel love and respect are not just words. This is a belief system they model in our community and now our students are learning in a new and exciting dimension this year. As a result of their gift, we have completed the new Reading Zone and added an early morning RAMS Reading Club and after-school opportunities for Vex in our Makerspace. Many times people say that children are our future but at Anderson believe we are their future. When we create innovation learning zones our children will excel and be prepared for the leadership in the future. T.C. Baker and the team at Wallace Subaru of Bristol are a model example of building lifelong relationships that empower schools and communities to excel. We are deeply grateful for the investments of books and money but we also want to thank T.C. for taking the time to get to know us and our vision at Anderson. His commitment to student success and support for our faculty is inspirational and will impact our families for years to follow. Thank you for believing in our work! We are deeply grateful for the support. Dr. Ginger Christian Principal Anderson Elementary School


Riding in style from the Senior (Citizens) Prom  –  Lynna M

Local high school students across the county held their senior proms in May, but on Friday, June 1, a different group of seniors were treated to a special afternoon at the first AASC Senior Prom. Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens transported seniors from all of the four counties in their service area — Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell — to the Richlands Police Department for an afternoon of dancing and dining.The venue was transformed into a festive theme for the “Blue Moon Gala,” with beautiful decorations, a balloon archway, a photo backdrop, elegant tablescapes that included moon pies and even a disco ball. Richlands High School SCA members assisted with decorating and the decorations were on loan from the Richlands High School prom committee. DJ kept the festive atmosphere going with lots of dancing music. AASC operates an adult day care facility and the members were also transformed for the occasion. They were decked out in their gowns and suits, complete with special hairdos, makeup, corsages and boutonnieres — all ready for a special afternoon of music, dancing, food, photos and plenty of fun.The afternoon was filled with plenty of smiles and happy memories for all who attended Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens Senior Prom. “I didn’t have this much fun at my own senior prom in high school,” said AASC’s Executive Director Regina Sayers. When it was time to depart, the prom king and queen Billy and Linda were treated to an extra special ride. Nutrition Director Leah Call pulled out all the stops and chauffeured the happy couple in the Meals on Wheels Subaru Outback back to AASC, complete with a police escort. Prom King Billy and Prom Queen Linda were crowned at the gala and were treated to a special ride back to the agency, courtesy of the Meals on Wheels Subaru Outback and a police escort.


Blankets delivered to cancer patients with LLS  –  Lori F

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, a representative of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society met Tim Baker and another Wallace employee at the Ballad Cancer Center in Bristol to deliver blankets to patients. While there, they met a gentleman who was battling lymphoma and recently diagnosed. Receiving the blanket and tote meant a lot to him and his wife. In fact, he was so tickled to know this was a joint partnership with LLS and Subaru because he was working on getting financial assistance from LLS as well as other information and he owns a Subaru. He said he appreciated the blanket and knowing that this program exists. A total of 80 blankets and totes were delivered and will be passed out to different cancer patients. Another great partnering of Where Love Meets Hope.


Crossroads Medical Mission Donation  –  TC B

Wallace Subaru of Bristol presented a check for $15,000 to Crossroads Medical Mission. Crossroads Medical Mission is a local nonprofit that provides free basic medical services to the under-served in our community. They care for nearly 3,000 individuals each year, providing more than $1.5 million in quality primary medical services at no cost to its patients; and more than 80 percent of its funding comes from local resources. Our Wallace family takes a great deal of pride in supporting our local charities and we are happy to make this donation to the wonderful people at Crossroads Medical Mission, who help those in need every day.


Winter weather no match for Subaru Outback  –  Lynna M

The cold, wintery weather, didn’t deter Cedar Bluff Mayor Lee Dye and his wife Karen in helping Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens’ Meals on Wheels program deliver meals on March 14. Of course, the weather was no match for the agency’s new 2018 Subaru Outback that was donated as part of the Subaru Loves to Help program. The couple assisted AASC nutrition driver Otis Musick in celebration of the month-long #MarchforMeals event. The first stop on the delivery route was at the home of meals recipient Daniel Ganoe, who was excited and eager to have a few minutes to speak with Mayor Dye. AASC Nutrition Director Leah Call said she appreciated the opportunity to explain the Meals on Wheels program and to show the Dyes firsthand how the program supports the local seniors. She also explained how helpful it is to have the new Subaru in the delivery fleet. “Now, the weather is not an issue in getting the meals to our clients,” said Call. “And we don’t have to worry about our driver completing his deliveries safely.” The AASC nutrition program delivers hot, frozen, or canned meals to eligible, home-bound senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older, especially those with low incomes. This is one nutritious meal per day, seven days a week, delivered every 14 days. If seniors are able to leave their homes, AASC’s eight nutrition centers provide healthy meals and the opportunity to make new friends, engage in fun activities and learn about health and nutrition. Senior nutrition sites are located in Grundy, Tazewell, Dante, Clinchco, Pocahontas, Swords Creek, Clintwood and Richlands. Participants also may be eligible for transportation assistance to the sites. From October 2017 through March 2018, AASC served 4,315 congregate meals to 171 seniors; provided 49,697 home-delivered meals to 369 seniors; and, provided 5,403 home-delivered meals for fees to 46 seniors. Individuals or organizations that would like help stock the food pantry at Appalachian Agency may drop off non-perishable food items at any of the previously mentioned senior nutrition sites. Donations will help provide food to those who need it on an emergency basis.The Meals on Wheels program has provided AASC funding for equipment, special projects, training and other assistance for the past five years. For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors, call AASC’s Nutrition Director Leah Call at 276-964-4915, toll-free at 1-800-656-2272, email to aasc@aasc.org or visit aasc.org.


Animal Adoption  –  TC B

Wallace Subaru of Bristol partnered with Taking Care of God's Children Animal League by hosting a local pet adoption to find homes for 20 animals. All animals were completely vetted spayed/neutered, all shots, microchipped, and confirmed negative for heartworm). Wallace Subaru paid $125 of the $150 dog adoption fee and $50 of the $75 cat adoption fee for caring homes that put in an application the day of the event which resulted in an adoption of one of the animals. People who come during the event received a special Subaru Crosstrek inspired chew toy. Wallace Subaru of Bristol also accepted donations of pet supplies to help new families and area shelters. Five pets were adopted to loving homes this day!


Meals on Wheels Outback Giveaway  –  TC B

Subaru of America helps to celebrate 50 years in the USA by donating 1 of 50 Subaru Outback's to Meal on Wheels of America Member - Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens. Subaru of America selected the Appalachian Agency based in Cedar Bluff, VA because of the impact the new Outback will have in allowing the agency to serve a growing number of seniors. Since 1975, Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens has been providing home delivered meal services as well as hosting congregate meal sites. Last year the agency provided 120,455 meals collectively. Subaru's all-wheel drive capability will ensure that citizens in need in Tazewell, Buchanan, Russell, and Dickenson counties will not be without a nutritional meal and a smiling face of a staff member or volunteer despite all ranges of weather conditions. Meal on Wheels of America Member - Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens received their special signature wrapped Outback at Wallace Subaru of Bristol!


Making My Job Easier  –  Lynna M

Christmas came early for Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens when they unveiled their new 2018 Subaru Outback during an event held in early December. The agency received the donated vehicle as part of the Subaru Loves to Help program and in conjunction with Meals on Wheels America. Agency staff, local board members and state and federal legislative representatives attended the unveiling ceremony held at the agency’s central office located in Cedar Bluff, Va. Since that time, AASC has utilized the vehicle to provide home delivered meals to approximately 500 clients in the four-county service area. “Nutrition is paramount to good health,” said AASC Executive Director Regina Sayers. “So having a new vehicle that is safe, dependable and very reliable is important to us to make those deliveries on time and it is a privilege for our agency to be a participant with the Subaru Loves to Help program.” On average each month, AASC Meals on Wheels nutrition staff drives 4,000 miles – including some areas with rough, mountainous terrain – to deliver nutritious hot, frozen, and canned meals to homebound elderly 60 years of age and older. Having the Subaru Outback will enable staff members and volunteers to reach approximately 100 more seniors and serve 2,800 more meals each month. In addition to home delivered meals, the new vehicle also has been delivering grocery orders to the eight nutrition sites operated by the agency. These sites provide hot, home delivered meals to clients who live within 5 miles or 5 minutes of the site. Clients who live outside the 5 miles or 5 minutes from the nutrition sites receive 14-day meal packs. Because of the donation of the new Outback vehicle, AASC is adding a new hot meal program to the Swords Creek nutrition site. About 15 additional hot meal clients in this area will be served. Hot meals are delivered on Monday and Tuesday, along with a 5-day meal pack to cover the rest of the week. “One of the biggest benefits to our program by having the new Subaru is the reliability it offers,” said Leah Call, director of nutrition services for AASC. “The other vehicle our driver, Carl, uses is on its last leg and the Outback provides him with a sense of security. He is able to do the important job of focusing on the clients instead of worrying about breaking down and making it back to the agency. The other vehicle he primarily used clock sin at 225,822 miles and has various mechanical trouble, so now having the Subaru gives me, as his supervisor, peace of mind that he can complete his deliveries safely.” Adding the Subaru Outback to the AASC Meals on Wheels fleet helps to reduce the wear and tear on the other vehicles used by the nutrition program. The new Subaru Outback is capable of holding 29 boxes of 14-day frozen meal packs that will be delivered to program participants.“The features of the new vehicle makes my job a little easier -- the automatic trunk, heated seats, and smoother ride on rough terrain,” said nutrition driver Carl Blankenship, as he headed out to make deliveries in the Lebanon/Russell County area.


Where Love Meets Hope Blanket Delivery  –  Lori F

On Thursday, July 27 Tim and Ron with Wallace Subaru of Bristol, met Lori Friel of LLS and delivered 80 blankets to cancer patients at the Bristol Regional Cancer Ctr./Wellmont Cancer Ctr. We met a patient, Sky VanDyke, who was receiving treatment for cancer and graciously posed for a picture. She loved the blanket.


Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive - August 1-31  –  Molly M

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to a local beneficiary. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.


Subaru Loves the Earth - E-Waste Event  –  Danielle S

We would like to thank our customers for participating in our E Waste Recycling event during the month of April. With your help, we were able to prevent 10,115 lbs of carbon emissions from polluting the atmosphere. This is equivalent to saving 388 trees, 1,720 gallons of gasoline, 14,663 plastic bottles, and 67,447 aluminum cans. Thank you for helping strengthen the Subaru Love Promise!


April 1-30, 2015 E-Waste Recycling Event  –  Molly M

Throughout the month of April, we are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Event in our store to collect unwanted electronics. We've arranged to work with a company who will responsibly collect, re-purpose, and recycle your electronic waste. Help us protect our environment. Just show up with your E-Waste and we'll do the rest! The first 50 customers who contribute will receive a complementary environmental badge of ownership. We will accept: LCD Monitors, Cell Phones, Laptops, Tablets, CRTs up to 40 inches, Video Games/Consoles, Fax Machines, DVD/VCR Players, Printers, Computer Peripherals, Switches/Routers, Cords and Wires.


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