The Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group in Irwin Takes On the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last week, the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi Accounting Department nominated the entire Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group in Irwin for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

To accommodate that many people, we called in the Hartford Heights and Larimer fire departments to help with the soak. When all was said and done, we donated $20 for each employee who participated and $1,000 to both fire departments. We want to send a big “THANK YOU” to everyone who was involved and came out to support this worthwhile cause.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, and is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons  die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

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Helping the Community: Announcing the 4th annual Drive for the Kids™ event

What do you get when you add a Chrysler Town and Country, Jim Shorkey Family Auto Group, and HW Good Elementary School in Herminie? Hint: It’s not a trick question!

You get our 4th annual Drive for the Kids™ event, of course! The festivities will be held Friday, April 11 from 6 pm–8 pm at HW Good Elementary School on Herminie West Newton Road in Herminie. The concept is simple: Chrysler will donate $10 to the school for every Town and Country test drive. Last year, we were fortunate enough to help fundraise over $1,000, and we are hoping to not only meet but exceed that mark this year.

Why should you participate in Drive for the Kids™? Everyone knows schools are chronically under-funded for student enrichment and extracurricular activities; and parents are often called upon to make up the short fall. Chrysler recognized this need, and in 1993, implemented the program—making it possible for Chrysler dealerships, such as ourself, to work with parents and educators in support of our community’s children. Over the lifetime of the program, Chrysler has made direct cash contributions totaling over $4.5 million to local schools.

Still have some questions? Check out our very own Beth Robosky for more details below. Then check out video from Chrysler explaining this unique fundraising concept.