Larry H. Miller Dealerships recently announced its Dodge Ram Peoria and Chrysler Jeep Avondale stores collected 74,996 bottles of water for the homeless after partnering with four local West Valley fire departments to host a community water drive.
The drive colleled water from June 1 through August 31, tripling the organizer’s initial 25,000 bottles goal, according to LHM.
“I’m blown away by how supportive and generous our employees, customers and the community have been in helping us to triple our initial goal,” Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Avondale general manager Eric Ortega said in a news release. “It is truly rewarding to be able to help the homeless community with something as simple, yet vital, as bottled water during the scorching summer months.”
In addition to radio partners 102.5 KNIX-FM and 104.7 KISS-FM, which hosted remotes at locations throughout West Valley, several local businesses helped the drive surpass its goal by individually donating thousands of bottles of water.
The giving companies include: Firehouse Subs, iHeartMedia, Adesa Auto Auctions, Target, Homeowners Financial Group and Route One.
Additionally, Dodge Ram Peoria, Chrysler Jeep Avondale and 29 fire stations throughout Glendale, Peoria, Avondale and Surprise served as other collection sites for this year’s drive.
“We’re truly amazed and grateful for the amount of support we’ve received during this year’s water drive,” said Glendale Firefighter Charities executive director Cecil Tudor. “This was one of the hottest summers on record. Without the generosity of our neighbors and local businesses, we would not have been able to provide drinking water to as many at-risk individuals.”