TULSA - Thursday, a local Subaru dealer handed over the keys to a brand new Outback SUV to a local Meals on Wheels program, thanks to a nationwide effort to “share the love.”
Subaru is celebrating 50 years in the US by giving away 50 vehicles to Meals on Wheels around the country.
The only one selected in Oklahoma was the metro Tulsa program.
Lauren Danielson with Meals on Wheels tells KRMG the vehicle will help them serve their clients, especially when road conditions are bad and the normal volunteer routes can’t be covered.
The keys for the new Outback were handed over personally by Larry Ferguson, owner of Ferguson Subaru in Broken Arrow, part of the Ferguson Superstore.
He told KRMG Subaru of America has five charities it supports, including four national organizations.
Each dealership then chooses a local charity to support.
Through January 2nd, Subaru of America will donate $250 to one of those charities for each new Subaru leased or purchased.
“For every new Subaru sold, a portion of that goes to the charity, and that’s the customer’s choice,” Ferguson said.
The local charity Ferguson chose this year is “Hope is Alive,” a group that works with people suffering addiction or alcoholism: