Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness
Acts #61 to #75
Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness

In July, we chose to celebrate our 75th Anniversary by conducting Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness in the community. Our goal was to build overall goodwill, celebrate servanthood, and show the value of being rooted in the communities where we do business. As we approached the finish line for our ambitious goal, our hearts are filled with gratitude.

We feel gratitude for the opportunity to show the magic of infusing kindness into corporate culture. And we feel gratitude for the countless community members who cheered us on and reinforced our belief that we all have a role to play in building a better community together. Plus we feel gratitude for seeing the growth of our team members, as they showcased their talents and passions and learned of different ways to connect and serve the community going forward. But overall we feel gratitude for having walked alongside the armies of selfless volunteers that work relentlessly every day to make our communities better. After all, we will see each other again, and when we do, we want everyone to feel good about the community we are building together.

Some of Our Acts Were Simple. Some of Our Acts Required a Lot of Effort. All of Them Were Important

Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness

Act #61: Handing Out Bottles of Water To Outside Workers

 

Date: Friday, July 22th, 2022
Location: Tri-State Nissan
Employees Pictured: Todd Kerns & Angel Payne

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water”

For Act#61, Tri-State Nissan Service Advisor Todd Kerns and Sales Conaultnats Mike Brown & Angel Payne handed out bottles of water to a few construction workers who were working outside on that very hot day. Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most. Without a doubt, we hope to inspire our community with our #Marlow75ActsOfKindness. It’s a little drop of water, but it creates a big ripple effect. Small gestures can really brighten a person’s day.

Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness

Act #62: Donated Dog Food to the Page County Animal Shelter

 

Date: Friday, July 22th, 2022
Location: Marlow Ford
Employees Pictured: Jennifer Rines

“True love is a hop, skip, and a dog shelter away”

For Act#62, our Office Manager at Marlow Ford Jennifer Rines to drop off a donation of pet food at the Page County Animal Shelter. The Page County Animal Shelter is a small, rural, municipal shelter in Page County, Virginia. Their goal is to home as many homeless animals as possible into loving homes or rescues. You can find available animals and pets who have been lost and found at pageanimals.petfinder.com

 

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Act #63: Donated Snacks for the Kids at Hoppy Polliwogs Daycare in Luray

 

Date: Friday, July 22th, 2022
Location: Marlow Ford
Employees Pictured: Jennifer Rines

“There is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children”

For Act#63, our Office Manager at Marlow Ford Jennifer Rines donated snacks to the Hoppy Polliwogs Daycare in Luray. What a great time today. We had a great time with the kids and staff today. Hope everyone enjoyed the treats as much as we enjoyed visiting today. Hoppy Polliwogs Daycare offers child care at a state-licensed facility. They accept ages newborns to ages 12 and they offer before and after school care. Learn more about them at https://www.care.com/b/l/hoppy-polliwogs-daycare/luray-va

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Act #64: Donated Dog Food to the Humane Society of Warren County

 

Date: Friday, July 22th, 2022
Location: Marlow Motor Company
Employees Pictured: Brendan Brooks & Melissa McWhinney

“True love is a hop, skip, and a dog shelter away”

Logo - Humane Society of Warren CountyFor Act#64, our Office Manager at Marlow Motor Company Melissa McWhinney, and Parts Consultant Brendan Brooks drop off a donation of pet food at the Humane Society of Warren County. The Humane Society of Warren County is a non-profit animal shelter in Front Royal, Virginia.  Established in 1947, they have been a safe haven for lost, abandoned, and abused pets in Warren County for over 70 years.  In 2012 we achieved no-kill status, and are proud to maintain it. You can expect an inviting and welcoming atmosphere when you visit the shelter and compassionate care for our animals. Learn more about them at https://humanesocietywarrencounty.com/ 

 

Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness

Act #65: Surprise the Kids & Staff at the Jim Barnett Park Outdoor Pool with Ice Cream

 

Date: Friday, July 22th, 2022
Location: Tri-State Nissan
Employees Pictured: Mike Brown, Daniel Hargrove & Angel Payne

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream, and that is pretty much the same thing”

For Act#65, the sales staff at Tri-State Nissan collected money and purchase ice cream for all the kids & staff at the Jim Barnett Park outdoor pool. Sales consultants, Mike Brown, Daniel Hargrove & Angel Payne took the afternoon off and went to the park to surprise all the kids and staff. We hope that everyone enjoyed the ice cream as much as we enjoyed handing it out. Spontaneous acts of kindness that inspire laughter and joy often turn out to be fun for everyone.

Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness

Act #66: Refreshed the Landscaping & Welcome Sign at NW Works

 

Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Location: Tri-State Nissan
Employees Pictured: Logan Brown, Bob Pressler, Dustin Scheuch, Vlad Stanisavljevic, Yancy Umana & Skyer Warner

 

Logo - NW WorksFor Act#66, the crew from Tri-State Nissan (Logan Brown, Bob Pressler, Dustin Scheuch, Vlad Stanisavljevic, Yancy Umana & Skyer Warner) all volunteered their time off on their day off for this special project. The maintenance of the front sign for NW Works was long overdue. A big thanks to the crew who over and above on this project. NW Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit striving to bridge the employment gap for people with disabilities and others facing barriers to meaningful employment. We believe there is Empowerment Through Employment and that everyone deserves the opportunity to work. Learn more about them at https://nwworks.com/

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Act #67: Helping Out a Local Girls Softball Team

 

Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Location: Tri-State Nissan
Employees Pictured: Angel Payne

For Act#67 – The Kindness Continues (A random act) – Our Sales Consultant Angel Payne was at the park last week walking her dogs when she passed by this girl’s softball team practicing. As a former Altathletic director “The Coach” in her jumped in and help the girls prepare for a game. Life is hard for everyone in different ways. Let’s look out for one another and help people in whatever way we can. Sometimes, a simple conversation and a smile is all it takes to better someone’s day. Never underestimate the power of kindness.

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Act #68: Hosted a Cat Adaptation Event for The Cats Voice WV

 

Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Location: Marlow Motor Company
Employees Pictured: Kyle Dulapa, Johnatan Griffen & Vicki Puckett

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”

For Act#68 – We hosted a Pet Adaptation Event for The Cats Voice WV. A BIG THANKS to The Cat’s Voice WV, for coming down and hosting a cat adaption event in our showroom. 3 cats were adopted. The Cat’s Voice WV is a volunteer and foster-based re, for coming down last week and hosting a cat adaption event in our showroom. 3 cats were adopted. are a rescue that is dedicated to giving every cat – feral or friendly – a chance at a good life. We consider ourselves a rehab rescue and dedicate time and resources to getting our cats healthy and adopted into loving homes. Learn more about them at https://thecatsvoicewv.org/

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Act #69: Handed Out Ice Cream at the Local Park

 

Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Location: Marlow Motor Company
Employees Pictured: Dwayne Cameron

“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream, and that is pretty much the same thing”

For Act#69 – Marlow Motors employees Dwayne & Terren took some time off the other day to stop by the park and hand out ice cream. What a great time. Hope everyone enjoyed the treats as much as we enjoyed visiting.  Spontaneous acts of kindness that inspire laughter and joy often turn out to be fun for everyone. The world would be a completely different place if we all practiced daily random acts of kindness.

Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness

Act #70: Donated Snacks for Youth Night at the West Luray Rec Center

 

Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Location: Marlow Ford

Logo - The RecFor Act#70 – Our Office Manager Jennifer Rines stopped at the West Luray Rec Center to drop of some snacks for their Saturday youth night. The West Luray Rec Center is a community pillar working to elevate vulnerable youth and area residents by providing opportunities for personal development and fellowship. Living Legacy and TheREC are committed to the welfare of the community and are engaging the community, specifically the youth, using healthy prevention strategies while providing a “safe space” for those that need one. The space was once the Andrew Jackson School and is now known as the West Luray Recreation Center, fondly called TheREC. Learn more about them at http://www.livinglegacyluray.org/

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Act #71: Harvest a Vegetable Garden at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Delivered the Harvest to the CCAP Freedge

 

Date: Monday, July 25th, 2022
Location: Tri-State Nissan
Employees Pictured: Michael Contreras & Stebbins Miller

Logo - Museum of the Shenandoah ValleyAct#71 was special. We volunteered an hour of our time harvesting the small vegetable garden in the tranquil MSV Gardens. Then we delivered the harvest to the free fridge at 419 N. Cameron Street on the Our Health Campus. Two crates containing tomatoes, hot peppers, bell peppers, yard-long noodle beans, runner beans, cucumbers, okra, and purple potatoes were donated to CCAP “Friendly Neighborhood Freedge” (A community refrigerator that is open 24 hours a day for all to enjoy), which supplies free fruits and vegetables to the community. The mission of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley. Learn more about them at https://www.themsv.org/

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Act #72: Helped Paint a Recovery House for the Warren Coalition

 

Date: Monday, July 25th, 2022
Location: Marlow Motor Company
Employees Pictured: Wendy Conlon

Act #20: Helping Out at the #WeCUWC CookoutAct#72 our Finance Manager Wendy Conlon (and her husband) volunteered their time to help paint a recovery house for the Warren Coalition in Front Royal. Wendy and her husband were able to paint 2 bedrooms, a hallway, and a bathroom. Please show your support for the Warren Coalition. They are a nonprofit agency established in 1994 to help fill the gaps in health care and substance abuse awareness in the community. Consider becoming a We See You, Warren County partner! #WeCUWC These are businesses, organizations, and individuals who have committed to this community effort. Learn more about the program and/or register at https://weseeyou.warrencoalition.org

 

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Act #73: Volunteered at the Page Public Library for Kids Activities

 

Date: Monday, July 25th, 2022
Location: Marlow Ford
Employees Pictured: Jennifer Rines

For Act#73 our Our office Manager Jennifer from Marlow Ford stopped by Page Public Library last and volunteered her time for storytelling and crafts for the young kids. THANKS, Jennifer!!!

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Act #74: Served Dinner at a Local Homeless Shelter

 

Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2022
Location: Tri-State Nissan
Employees Pictured: Brian Nieves & Angel Payne
Community Partner: Chinatown Resturant

For Act#74 the staff at Tri-State Nissan served dinner to the residents of the Winchester Rescue Mission. This was one of our favorite Acts of Kindness. At the Winchester Rescue Mission yhey strive to end homelessness in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. The Center for Men and Center for Women house individuals experiencing homelessness. Not only does each resident receive shelter, clothing, and meals but also assistance through our case-managed programs with the goal of life transformation. The Food Distribution Program provides free boxes of food for those hungry and struggling in our community to prepare meals at home. Free meals are distributed to anyone in need who is hungry; 365 days a year. Learn more about them at https://www.winrescue.org/. Most important a SPECIAL THANKS to our community partner – Donna and the entire staff at Chinatown Restaurant for donating the entire dinner.

Marlow 75 Acts of Kindness

Act #75: Hosted a Diaper Drive for The Red Wagon Ministry

 

Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2022
Location: Tri-State Nissan
Employees Pictured:  Angel Payne

Act#75 – Tri-State Nissan became an official drop-off location for The Red Wagon Ministry (TRWM). We collected disposable baby diapers (and wipes), and adult hygiene products (disposable underwear, briefs, and incontinence pads) in our showroom and placed them in the Radio Flyer red wagon. TRWM will distribute them at no cost to Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke County low-income families most in need. Since Jody (pictured second from left) founded TRWM in 2008, it has “diapered the need” by collecting and distributing one million-plus diapers throughout our immediate region. TRWM facilitates “diaper drives” conducted by area churches, organizations, and individuals, and then donated diapers are often distributed through TRWM’s partners, which include CCAP of Winchester, the Highland Food Pantry, FISH of Clarke County, and the Seniors First, the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. Neither WIC nor SNAP cover diapers, which approximate $50-$75 monthly per child. With your generation’s donations, TRWM’s hope is to lessen the chance a child will remain in a soiled or reused diaper, help our neighboring families thrive, and bring peace of mind by fulfilling a basic need.
To learn more about TRWM (501c3 non-profit), hold a “diaper drive,” and/or contribute financially, contact Jody at https://theredwagonministry.org/

Acts 75+ Coming Soon

Marlow Motor Company

Marlow Motor Company
707 N Commerce Ave

Front Royal, VA 22630
540-635-4158
contact.us@marlowmotor.com

www.marlowmotor.com

Tri-State Nissan

Tri-State Nissan
1230 Millwood Pike

Winchester, VA 22602
540-667-6800
contact.us@tristatenissan.com

www.tristatenissan.com

Marlow Ford

Marlow Ford
1021 US Highway 211 West

Luray, VA 22835
540-743-5128
contact.us@marlowford.com

www.marlowford.com