Vancouver, WA September 2nd, 2011 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) annual Executive Lock-up in the Portland/Vancouver area successfully raised over 72,000 this year by arresting and locking up local business executives. This year Dick Hannah Dealerships partnered with the MDA by providing vehicles for use by the volunteers to pick up the executives who were “locked up” for the fundraiser. The MDA’s Executive Lock-up was a two date and location fundraiser, the first at Joe’s Crab Shack on the Columbia River on July 7th, 2011, and the second at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Portland on August 25th, 2011. Volunteer executives raised donations by calling friends, family and business partners to help raise their “bail” allowing them to leave the restaurant where they are being held. The MDA drivers shuttled participating executives using the donated vehicles from Dick Hannah Dealerships. The cars for the fundraiser were driven by off-duty firefighters, police officers and Oregon Air National Guard representatives.
The money raised by the Executive Lock-up is allocated towards vital services in support of local families who live in the Southwest Washington and Portland communities. The MDA is funded solely by individual, private contributions and cooperating organizations and dedicates 76 cents per dollar on education, services and research to find causes, treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases. For more information go to www.mda.org.
Family owned since 1949, Dick Hannah Dealerships is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, maintaining a positive and productive work environment, and conducting business in a way that promotes the highest principles of integrity and ethical behavior. Dick Hannah Dealerships features franchise auto dealers selling both new cars and used cars through their Acura, Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Toyota-Scion and Volkswagen Dealerships. As the largest privately owned auto dealer company in the state of Washington, Dick Hannah Dealerships is also setting the standard for environmental best practices for automobile dealerships. Teaming up with the National Arbor Day Foundation, Dick Hannah Dealerships plants a tree with every car they sell. Now, over 50,000 trees have been planted. To learn more visit www.dickhannah.com.