Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC)’s Hope House Health and Living Center was pleased to receive a generous donation of $34,650 from Subaru of America and Quirk Subaru as part of the 2018 Subaru Share the Love Campaign at a check presentation on Wednesday. From November 15, 2018 and January 2, 2019, Subaru of America and Quirk Subaru pledged to donate $300 for every new Subaru purchased or leased to PCHC’s Hope House and Living Center in support of those facing homeless, food insecurity, and medical, mental health, and substance abuse issues in the greater Bangor region. In addition, Quirk Subaru “Shared the Warmth” by asking customers and community members to fill a Subaru Forester with warm clothing items for guests, patients, and tenants of the Hope House.
Lori Dwyer, PCHC President and CEO, stated, “For the second year in a row, PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center was honored to be Subaru America and Quirk Subaru’s hometown charity as part of the Share the Love Campaign. Quirk Subaru and Quirk Auto Group do so much to positively impact and change our community for the better. Their continued generosity and support will do so much to help the guests, patients, and tenants of the Hope House – often the most vulnerable among us – by allowing us a greater capacity to provide safe housing, nutritious meals, medical and mental health care, substance use disorder treatment, and education and employment counseling.”
“Love. It’s What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru — and at Quirk Subaru, we love the communities and organizations of the greater Bangor region and the efforts that are being made to improve the lives of all of our friends and neighbors. PCHC’s Hope House Health and Living Center is critical resource for those in our community who may be having difficulties with housing, food insecurity, and accessing medical care. We are pleased to support their mission and to help their guests, patients, and tenants access the services and care they need to lead more productive and healthy lives,” said Jim Quirk, General Manager, Quirk Subaru.
Over the last 11 years, through the Share the Love Event, Subaru of America and its retailers have donated more than $140 million to national charities and more than 1,170 hometown charities.