Members of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant’s Corvette Club have been donating to the Salvation Army for the last 13 through funds raised at their annual car show. And while this year’s show was canceled due to the UAW strike, members still found a way to make a sizeable donation.
On Thursday, BGAP Corvette club members met up at a local Kroger supermarket where they presented the Salvation Army with over $4,000 worth of canned goods.
“Our sponsors, when we went back to them, we said ‘hey we are not having a car show this year.’ They instantly said ‘go ahead, use the money, do what you do and we are good with it,'” said Dave Chrisley, Co-Founder, Bowling Green Assembly Corvette Club.
The donated cans of food will help stock the Salvation Army’s food bank which supports needy families with a week’s worth of food.
“As you know, today weather is starting to get a little cool, cold actually, and so proteins are very much needed,” said Captain Michael Cox, Salvation Army.
Salvation Army officials thanked the club for their generosity and also put out a request for donations of new or gently-worn coats and blankets.
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