K&R Truck Sales and West Michigan International is happy to announce that more than $5,000 was raised for two local charities. During the months of June and July, 10% of the designated Fleetrite parts sales profits were donated to Love INC and People Helping People. In addition, there were four customer appreciation lunches held at the four dealership locations to increase the donation to 20% of the profits.
“We count it a blessing to be able to support our local charities. It is important to give back to the community where we can,” said Ed Rietman, Dealer Principal, K&R Truck Sales/West Michigan International. “We are grateful to our customers and employees that are supportive during our annual charity campaigns. We look forward to the next one, says Ed Rietman.”
The mission statement of People Helping People is: “We demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by helping our neighbors in the community of Pullman. Serving others; offering faith, hope and opportunity for all.” People Helping People are in the process of building a Linking Center, which will provide both youth programs and adult programs to include tutoring, nutritional programs, athletics and more.
The short-term strategy of Love INC is to offer support to address urgent needs such as food, clothing, personal needs, baby needs, etc. during times of crisis. For long-term help, Love INC offers the L.I.F.E. (Learning In Faith and Everyday) Skills program. This program seeks to serve any family or individual who is having trouble with daily living and is ready to make a change and take the next steps toward building a more secure and stable life.
Every year, K&R Truck Sales and West Michigan International run a charity campaign to raise money for local charities.