Fast Track Auto Sales in Ravenna has been working with the Portage Animal Protective League to help rescue local animals. The business recently helped by donating a van to the agency.
“Raising money has been much appreciated by Portage APL, however, being a car dealership we wanted to help in a way best suited to what we do,” said David Phillips, general manger at Fast Track Auto Sales.
“They expressed being in desperate need of a safe and reliable van, built for transport, that would ensure they are able to help these animals. With all of our previous partnerships, this was something we felt very compelled to help with,” Phillips said.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to receive such a generous and much needed donation,” said Chalan Lowry, executive director of PAPL.
“Our mission to rescue injured, abused and abandoned animals relies on a safe and dependable vehicle for our Humane Officer. Because we depend on donations to keep us operating, money is an issue,” Lowry said.
“We’d love to spend money on animals and their care and not the purchase of a vehicle,” she said. “Long term, this makes a huge difference. Fast Track Auto has already been an amazing friend to Portage APL so this donation certainly goes above and beyond.”
June 26, 2014
After a successful week long promotion in April that raised $1,450 for the Portage Animal Protective League, Fast Track Auto Sales in Ravenna extended the promotion through May, donating $50 for every use car sold. The effort raised another $2,500.
"A few years ago my family and I decided to adopt a dog from Portage Animal Protective League," said David Phillips, Fast Track Auto Sales General Manager. "It feels great to give back to an organization that blessed us with a wonderful pet."
Phillips expressed his gratitude to customers, saying, "Without them this wouldn't have been possible."
May 22, 2014
Now through the end of May, Fast Track Auto Sales in Ravenna is continuing its fund-raising promotion for the Portage Animal Protective League, donating $50 to the organization for every used car sold in that time period. The extension was inspired by the success of the original promotion that ran for a single week in April, raising $1,450 for the APL through the sale of 29 used cars. Fast Track Auto is encouraging continued support from the community.
"We are so pleased and surprised with the support from Fast Track Auto Sales," said Chalan Lowry, Portage APL's executive director. "Whenever the community chooses to help our homeless animals, we are grateful. What a generous gift."
Every homeless animal in our area is the shared responsibility of the community, and we are excited to be a part of it," said David Phillips, Fast Track Auto Sales general manager. He thanked everyone who has already participated in the promotion and said he hopes to double the first donation by the end of the month "to help even more animals find forever homes."