Black Hawk College United Way Team joins with Gustafson Ford

Drive 4 UR Community

Pictured from left: Georgia Gustafson, Kurt Gustafson, Andrew Mansheim and Becca Clancy.

The Black Hawk College United Way Team is getting some help from Gustafson Ford and the “Drive 4 UR Community” program. The public will be able to test drive new Ford vehicles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at the Community Education Center (CEC) in downtown Kewanee.

For each test drive, the Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the Kewanee Area United Way. Black Hawk College students, employees and friends will serve as volunteers, helping host this special event. Licensed drivers age 18 and older are encouraged to attend to support the United Way and to learn about Ford vehicles.

“What a fun way to raise money,” said Andrew Mansheim, United Way Team member and math instructor at the college. “This is a fundraiser, not a sales event.”

“We are working to find 300 people to complete a test drive in a brand-new vehicle. With that many drivers, Ford will donate $6,000 to the Kewanee Area United Way,” Mansheim said. “Thanks to Gustafson Ford for doing this.”

Besides volunteering, student groups such as the Science and Math Club and Phi Theta Kappa honor society are rounding up participants for the test drive.

“As college students, we can make a big difference by volunteering and getting the word out about how the United Way makes our community a better place,” said Becca Clancy, a sophomore from Osceola.

The Black Hawk College Community Education Center is located at 404 E. Third St. To pre-register for a drive time or for more information about the event, contact Gustafson Ford at 309-852-2107.


Last updated 10/31/2014