Willamette Humane Society Selected in National Fundraising Campaign with Subaru of America, Inc.

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Local Subaru owners, in partnership with Capitol Subaru, have raised more than $285,000 since 2015 for local pets through the campaign

SALEM, Ore. ─ Nov. 23, 2020 ─ Willamette Humane Society (WHS) today announced its partnership with local Subaru dealership Capitol Subaru as a hometown charity of choice in Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love Event. This is the sixth year WHS has been honored as a local partner in the campaign, which has raised more than $285,000 for shelter  animals.

 “We are so grateful for not only Capitol Subaru’s financial support, but also the company’s continued commitment to the pets and people in our community throughout this incredibly challenging year,” said Sherri Partridge, Willamette Humane Society’s Community Philanthropy Officer.

To participate, Capitol Subaru customers must buy or lease a new Subaru between November 19, 2020, and January 4, 2021, and name Willamette Humane Society as their charity of choice, Subaru of America Inc. and its participating retailers have donated more than $176 million to four national and over 1,440 hometown charities over the past 12 years. This year marks the campaign’s 13th year as well as the sixth year Willamette Humane Society was named a hometown charity of choice for the Salem area. 

“Capitol Subaru believes in our local families and in making a difference for them, and that includes our furry, four-legged family members,” said Carrie Casebeer, Marketing Director at Capitol Auto Group. “We are honored to have chosen Willamette Humane Society as our local charity for Subaru’s annual Share The Love event.”

For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org. For more information about Capitol Auto Group, visit capitolauto.com.

Media Contact:
Callie Gisler, Communications Manager
Willamette Humane Society
marketing@whs4pets.org
503-585-5900, Ext. 308

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About Willamette Humane Society
Willamette Humane Society, located in Salem, Ore., was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve communities in Marion and Polk counties. The organization is dedicated to establishing, maintaining and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people. Willamette Humane Society provides essential services and programs such as adoption and sheltering, behavior and training, youth programs and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. The shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 60 employees and hundreds of volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.

About Capitol Auto Group
Capitol Auto Group has served the greater Salem area for more than 90 years. Capitol Auto Group features three dealerships in Salem: Toyota, 783 Auto Group Ave. NE; Subaru, 3235 Cherry Ave. NE; and Chevrolet, 2855 Maple Ave. NE, owned by Scott Casebeer. For more information about Capitol Auto Group, visit CapitolAuto.com and CapitolSubaru.com. 

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $120 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do. For additional information visit media.subaru.com.