Chrysler raffles Dodge Dart to employees, proceeds benefit United Way
BELVIDERE, Ill. — United Way of Rock River Valley has had a strong, long-standing partnership with Chrysler/UAW Local 1268 for years. In November, the UAW Local 1268’s United Way Campaign Committee sold raffle tickets to win a new Dodge Dart at Chrysler’s Belvidere Assembly Plant to benefit United Way of Rock River Valley.
Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler’s chief executive officer, made a congratulatory visit to the UAW Local 1268 members at the Belvidere Assembly Plant on their successful launch of the Dodge Dart in May 2012. While speaking to the employees and union members, he made a pledge to donate a Dodge Dart to the Belvidere Assembly Plant and to raffle it off at $2 per chance as a way to show his appreciation to the employees, with 100 percent of ticket sales to benefit United Way of Rock River Valley.
Friday, Nov. 30, the winning ticket was drawn. The lucky winner of the new Dodge Dart is Bob St. Vincent, a first-shift employee at Chrysler’s Belvidere Assembly Plant.
A total of 24,250 tickets were sold at the Chrysler Belvidere Assembly Plant, and $48,500 raised for United Way of Rock River Valley. This donation will assist United Way of Rock River Valley in creating stronger support systems in the areas of education, income and health in our community.
From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue
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