Car Winner Awarded

2018 United Way Campaign Car Awards to Marie Gallison of Corinna

2018 Volkswagen Jetta S Generously donated by Darling’s Auto Group

The United Way of Eastern Maine and Darling’s presented Marie Gallison,78 of Corinna with a brand new car Monday morning. Gallison was chosen randomly as the winner amongst all donors of at least $5/week to the United Way of Eastern Maine’s Annual Campaign during the campaign finale last week. She was awarded with the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta S, generously donated by Darling’s Auto Group, at the Bangor dealership. Gallison works at the Charlotte White Center in Dover-Foxcroft providing overnight support for folks with cognitive and development disabilities. She has been a donor to United Way for nearly 10 years.

“The incentive prizes go a long way toward helping our annual campaign which this year will reach $1.87 million,” said Shirar Patterson, President & CEO of the United Way of Eastern Maine. “The incredible generosity of Darling’s to donate a car to this cause is simply amazing. This gift, along with those donated by Emera Maine, L.L. Bean, and Camden National Bank gives so many donors yet another reason to help their community.”

“It is our pleasure to give this car away for such a worthwhile cause,” said Gary Greene, Sales Manager at Darling’s Ford VW Audi in Bangor. “The United Way does so much for this region thanks to the generosity of so many donors. Being able to help in this way is gratifying beyond words.”

Other prize winners were announced last week at the campaign finale. Rachel Bailey of the Bangor Water District won $3,000 toward the purchase and installation of a heat pump from Emera Maine; Autumn King of Darlings won a $500 gift card from L.L. Bean, and Shirley Billings of EMMC won a $400 Visa gift card from Camden National Bank.

As part of the United Way of Eastern Maine’s annual campaign, large incentive prizes are awarded. Winners are drawn from pools of donors meeting certain criteria such as a minimum annual donation or an increase in year-over-year individual donations.

A huge thank you to the community for coming out in huge numbers to support us! To Darling’s Auto Group for sponsoring the event. To Hollywood Casino and Franks Bake Shop for the amazing food and incredible support! To Playland Adventures for hosting us. And to our staff, board and wonderful volunteers for making it happen. It was amazing!

Pictured above L to R — Marie Gallison – Charlotte White Center, Jesse Moriarity & Shirar Patterson -United Way of Eastern Maine, Lynn Darling Melochick – Darling’s Auto Group, Ric Tyler – Blueberry Broadcasting