The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Sendell Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Animal Friends of Westmoreland, Wayward Whiskers

Westmoreland Parks and Recreation

Mountain View Elementary School, Hempfield Middle School

CASA of Westmoreland, The United Way of Southwestern PA, Adelphoi Village, The Blackburn Center

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Arnold Palmer Pavilion, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Did Sendell Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Sendell Subaru

Subaru and Sendell Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Sendell Motors Help to Change A Child’s Story. - Rick O

CASA of Westmoreland wishes to extend our profound appreciation to Sendell Motors for their long-term and continued support of our mission. Their commitment as a CASA Multi-Event Sponsor has made a real difference in our efforts to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County This past month Sendell Suburu presented CASA of Westmoreland with an amazing donation of $10,000 - a truly remarkable and generous gift that will positively impact the lives and futures of so many deserving children in our community. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Chris Mohler-King and her wonderful team at Sendell Motors for their dedication and heartfelt efforts to help Change A Child's Story. And thank you for making CASA of Westmoreland your hometown charity. ​​

Sendell Motors Help to Change A Child’s Story.

Sendell Sponsors Summer Meal Program - Lauren H

The $10,000 donation made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank is instrumental to the success of the organization’s summer meal program for children. While summer is a fun and exciting time for families, the summer months can be a challenge for families whose children receive free meals at school during the school year. Many families are still recovering from the economic effects of the pandemic and worrying about how they will feed their children when school meals are not readily available can add additional stress and hardship. The Westmoreland County Food Bank hosts a Summer Meal program at sites across the county for 8 weeks during the summer to ensure that all children have enough to eat. Thanks to the generous donation from Sendell Subaru, less children will go to bed hungry this summer. Sendell Subaru will sponsor the expenses of two meals a day for 40 children, 5 days a week, at a Greensburg summer program location. Sendell Subaru’s donation demonstrates their commitment to the community, to the Westmoreland County Food Bank’s mission, and to the health and development of our youngest community members. The Westmoreland County Food Bank greatly appreciates this support and partnership. Together we can ensure that all children have enough to eat, grow, and thrive.

Westmoreland County Food Bank
Sendell Sponsors Summer Meal Program

Sendell Changes Local Children's Stories! - Rick O

From all of us at CASA of Westmoreland, we wish to express our gratitude to our wonderful friends at Sendell Motors for their long-term support of our mission and commitment to helping give a voice to abused and neglected children here in Westmoreland County. Sendell Motors has been an amazing partner, and their generosity and giving spirit have consistently made a difference in the lives of deserving children who need our help. This past year in association with their Share The Love event, Sendell Subaru raised and presented CASA of Westmoreland with an incredible donation of $19,000! Considering the challenges we are facing during this pandemic year, the magnitude of their contribution is truly remarkable. This gift will now go to positively impacting the lives of over a dozen children currently in foster care in our community. CASA wishes to express its deep and profound appreciation to Chris Mohler-King and all the charitable efforts of her thoughtful, dedicated staff at Sendell Motors. Thank you for making CASA of Westmoreland your hometown charity.

Sendell Changes Local Children's Stories!

Sendell Subaru Walks the Walk! - Joelyn A

Blackburn Center’s signature event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, takes place each April in Greensburg. Over a thousand participants from Westmoreland County and beyond come together to support Blackburn Center's mission to end domestic and sexual violence, and to raise awareness about these issues. Some wear high heels, while others prefer sneakers. Some carry signs, and others walk without signs. One thing they all have in common is a desire to speak out against gender-based violence. Since 2015, Sendell Subaru has teamed up with Blackburn Center to make this unique event a success by becoming a major sponsor. The Walk provides Blackburn Center with much-needed funding to continue the services victims of violence count on, and to expand our community engagement in strategies to end gender-based violence. Blackburn Center provides a hotline that answers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, supportive counseling and therapy, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, support during legal and medical proceedings, and more. Having the endorsement of Sendell Subaru – through financial support and hands- on work the day of the event – showcases their commitment to Westmoreland County and the efforts of Blackburn Center. The Sendell team understands the importance of our services in the community, and they are dedicated to work with us to end violence and abuse.

Blackburn Center
Sendell Subaru Walks the Walk!

Sendell Subaru supports the March for Parks - Lauren J

Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board appreciates the support of Sendell Subaru during the annual March for Parks. They have been a long-time sponsor of this fun event which raises funds for park improvements and completion of the trail system throughout the county. March for Parks was organized in 2003 by the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board. The march has raised over $1,200,000 for these special projects. Sendell Subaru and their team have been active participants in helping to achieve our goal of making our parks and trails a great, safe destination for our residents and visitors. Sendell Subaru was recognized in our 2019 Green Luncheon and our 2020 “virtual luncheon” for their generous contributions to March for Parks.

Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation CAB
Sendell Subaru supports the March for Parks

SENDELL SUBARU PARTNERS FOR COVID-19 FOOD DRIVE - 321Blink 3

At Sendell Subaru in Greensburg, “It All Starts with the Heart.” Nowhere was the dealership’s spirit of generosity and caring more evident than this spring when employees and ownership supported a monumentally successful COVID-19 food drive for local families in need.In partnership with the media company Entercom-Pittsburgh and regional grocery store chain Giant Eagle, Sendell Subaru served as a major sponsor for the “Feed the Need Radiothon,” that raised funds to provide more than 1.65 million meals for people suffering economic hardships.. The “Feed the Need” fundraiser, which benefitted the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, was broadcast live on several Entercom stations on Tuesday, April 14 when listeners were encouraged to donate online and via phone call or text message. “It’s days like today that make you so proud to be a Pittsburgher,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. According to reports from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the need for help has never been greater with so many families and workers being displaced from employment by the pandemic. In fact, the Food Bank experienced a five and half fold increase in the number of people coming to the warehouse for support earlier this spring. “Supporting community members in times of great need through initiatives like this is very much aligned with the Subaru brand and totally consistent with the culture and mindset of the employees, ownership, and customers here at Sendell Subaru,” says Christine Mohler-King, Owner/General Manager of Sendell Subaru in Greensburg. “It was our pleasure to be able to do what we could to help make a difference.”

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SENDELL SUBARU PARTNERS FOR COVID-19 FOOD DRIVE

Sendell Subaru is Top Banana - Isaac M

Even though the banana split was invented over a century ago, the Great American Banana Split Celebration began scooping up fun less than 10 years ago. Nevertheless, Sendell Subaru is one of the event's longest running partnerships, helping to attract some of the best entertainment in the region to Latrobe to perform. We've been fortunate to have talent like the party rock cover band Vertigo Red, country music singer Kellie Pickler, and Pittsburgh bands such as The Commonheart, and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers each headlining the Sendell Entertainment Stage. It's because of the partnership with Sendell that we've filled the timeslots on their stage with demand for additional time from other performers. In response, the celebration has added two additional stages filled with free entertainment over the years to compliment the growing list of other activities happening during the weekend. We want to especially recognize Chris Mohler-King and Henry Bachorski -- Henry has secured some of the bands to perform during the weekend and even played at the event himself! A huge thanks to the entire team at Sendell Subaru for supporting the City of Latrobe's Banana Split Celebration and making it One Sweet Weekend!

Great American Banana Split Celebration
Sendell Subaru is Top Banana

Sendell Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma - Chris K

Sendell Subaru joined with other Subaru retailers in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk on October 17th. The Subaru retailers in Pittsburgh signed a new 2020 Subaru Outback at their individual stores, offering words of encouragement to all those fighting cancer. We had a team from our store walking in support.

Sendell Subaru and the Leukemia and Lymphoma

Sendell Subaru - our community sparkplug - Gene J

A few folks started a free concert series in our local park years ago. It grew like crazy and is now nationally recognized for excellence. As it grew, so did our budget and so we sought local business support to fund the project and keep it free to the public. Even with 30,000 visitors a year we still run it with less than 50 volunteers and only 10 of us set up and tear down the stage each week. Brainstorming one day after setup, I noticed 6 Subaru Outbacks among our 10 cars. Aha! So we visited Chris Mohler at Sendell Subaru, where all but one of our Subies came from, and asked if they'd help out. Oh yeah! And they helped out a lot. The dealership manager, Henry Bachorski, is a musician himself and, pairing with local singers, has opened for four of our major touring acts. This year, Sendell Subaru helped us fund Leonid and Friends, a killer Chicago tribute band from Moscow. Over 8,000 people came to that show! There was a LOT of love for and from Subaru that day. We couldn't have pulled it off without Sendell Subaru! What great neighbors they are. They support several other well-run LOCAL charities as well and are just the nicest folks to buy cars from. SummerSounds feels the love! Oh, did I mention that at least 8 of us now own and LOVE our Subies?

SummerSounds
Sendell Subaru - our community sparkplug

Mountain View Elem. Sch. receives 150 books! - Jessica G

Thank you to Sendell Subaru for donating 150 books to Mountain View Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year! The books are a part of the Subaru Loves Learning Book Donation Program where award winning books are given to schools to engage young learners in the world of science and inspire them to want to learn more. These books are designed to supplement existing curriculum by supporting K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, while also helping to build reading and literacy skills. Mountain View Elementary students and Principal Becki Pellis accepted the books that were personally delivered by Sendell Subaru staff. Mountain View Elementary school would also like to offer another big thank you to Sendell Subaru for providing lunch for all teachers and support staff.

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Mountain View Elem. Sch. receives 150 books!

Sendell Subaru Supports Cancer Center for 4th Year - Breanna S

For the fourth year in a row, Sendell Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on their month-long “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign. On July 23, a team from Sendell Subaru including owners Chris King and Bill Mohler, Henry Bachorski, Heather Beck, John Bistline, and Jayson Miller, personally delivered a donation of 80 brand-new blankets to Arnold Palmer Cancer Center in Greensburg. Jim Beck, Senior Vice President of Hefren-Tillotson and an LLS Board member, was on hand to thank Sendell for their generosity. The blankets will be distributed to patients receiving chemotherapy or other oncology treatments. The cancer center staff was greatly appreciative of Sendell’s contribution, saying that they were honored to be chosen as a partner to receive the blankets again. Their patients always mention how they not only love the blankets, but that they’re also touched that Sendell Subaru takes the time to give back to the community. LLS owes a debt of gratitude to everyone at Sendell Subaru for making this program possible. Thank you for continuing to join us in our mission to cure blood cancers and to improve the lives of patients and their families throughout our local communities.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Sendell Subaru Supports Cancer Center for 4th Year

Best Purchase Ever - Maria M

Sendell is the greatest place to purchase a Subaru. My salesperson, Jim, has sold my family all of their Subaru's (7 in total within the past years), and has been nothing but helpful and reassuring. Whenever I had gone back to learn more about my Forester's technology, Jay made sure I understood absolutely everything about the car. He was extremely helpful and a super fun guy to talk to! They went above and beyond to make sure I got everything I had wanted and needed. Thanks for everything! :)

Best Purchase Ever

2019 CASA of Westmoreland Leadership Breakfast - Carol P

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosted the 11th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Friday, April 26, 2019. The Leadership Breakfast brings businesses, local government and philanthropic leaders of the area together with all of the friends and volunteers of CASA over one common goal: providing advocacy for abused and neglected children of Westmoreland County. CASA utilizes this event as an outreach and information program to raise awareness in the community, increase volunteer interest and fundraise for the program. This event supports the program's mission of providing advocacy to abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. CASA also recognized outstanding volunteers during the breakfast. Dave Kindl from Murrysville, PA received the Chip Funari Volunteer of the Year Award. This award was named in memory of Fred "Chip" Funari who was a member of the first graduating class of CASA. The Judge Christopher Feliciani Youth Leadership Award was presented to Adam Hoffman a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School for his outstanding commitment to community and volunteerism. The United Spartans received the award for a group who initiated and continue to grow a program encouraging students to "Be kind". Sendell Subaru presented a gift to CASA from Sendell Subaru's Share the Love Event. CASA of Westmoreland is a volunteer-based organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County. CASA assists the courts to ensure the child's placement in a safe, permanent and nurturing home. These volunteers work to ensure the safety and stability of children, through collaboration with a variety of service providers, as they progress through the court system. A loving, secure, and permanent family is always the goal of every child.SenSen

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2019 CASA of Westmoreland Leadership Breakfast

Sendell Subaru Supports Learning at MVES - Jessica G

SENDELL SUBARU DONATES AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE BOOKS TO MT. VIEW ELEMENTARY In an effort to make a positive impact on education in their local community, Sendell Subaru supported The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by donating award-winning science books to Mt. View Elementary School as part of Subaru Loves Learning. Throughout the month of August, team members from Sendell Subaru supported teachers and students at Mt. View School by partnering with AAAS. Over 50 science books were delivered to Mt. View Elementary School. The Subaru Loves Learning initiative reflects Subaru and Sendell Motors’ desire to improve the education and the lives of those in the local communities where we live and work.

Sendell Subaru Supports Learning at MVES

Subaru Loves Pets - chris k

We collected and donated pet food during October for the Subaru Loves Pets event. The Animal Friends of Westmoreland received the donation of supplies and a check from us in support of their work. Since 2015, Subaru retailers have partnered with local animal welfare organizations through the Subaru Loves Pets initiative to impact over 109,000 animals in need across the country.

Subaru Loves Pets

Sendell Subaru donates to Merakey AVS - Jim H

Sendell Subaru in conjunction with the Pittsburgh area Subaru retailers and Subaru of America gave a $1,000 donation to the Merakey Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, PA. The donation was presented to Dorothy Hunter Gordon, Executive Director for the School during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s sponsorship night. Dorothy said she is pleased to have Sendell Subaru, the Pittsburgh area retailers, and Subaru of America partner with the school. Merakey Allegheny Valley School (Merakey AVS) is a non-profit organization which provides homes and a full range of services to individuals with all levels of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The majority of the more than 800 individuals in our care are diagnosed with severe or profound IDD. In addition, most of the people we serve have multiple physical disabilities, extensive medical complications and may require supports for challenging behaviors. Merakey AVS operates facilities in nine Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Dauphin, Lebanon, Mercer, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

Sendell Subaru donates to Merakey AVS

Sendell Donation Helps Local Cancer Patients - Breanna S

Sendell Subaru, in partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), recently provided a much-needed donation to the Arnold Palmer Pavilion. On July 10, representatives from the dealership delivered “care cards” hand-written by customers and 80 blankets to the Greensburg-based cancer center. The cards and blankets will be distributed to patients receiving chemotherapy, who often get cold during treatment, making the blankets a source of comfort even in the middle of a warm summer. The dynamic brother-sister duo of Bill Mohler and Chris King, Sendell Subaru’s owners, were on hand with three members of their staff to personally deliver the donation. LLS Board member and Senior Vice President of Hefren-Tillotson Jim Beck also made time to stop by and help with the blanket delivery. The nurses at the Arnold Palmer Pavilion enthusiastically thanked the Sendell team, telling Bill and Chris how much the patients love the blankets, and how this gesture brightens the day for so many people. The Arnold Palmer Pavilion medical staff are testing so many patients in the community that they estimated that the blankets would probably all be given away in only a day or two.Thank you, Sendell Subaru and Subaru of America, for partnering with LLS on this program for three wonderful years! We appreciate that you continue to join us in our mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families right here in Western PA. Pictured, from left, are Jim Beck, Kevin Winwood, Tom Pyo, Bill Mohler, Henry Bochorski, John Bistline, and Chris King.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Sendell Donation Helps Local Cancer Patients

2018 CASA LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - Carol P

CASA(Court Appointed Special Advocates) hosted the 10th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 8:00-9:00 AM at Word of Life Ministries on Route 136 in Greensburg. The Leadership Breakfast brings businesses, local governmentand philanthropic leaders of the area together with all of the friends and volunteers of CASA over one common goal: providing advocacy for the abused andneglected children of Westmoreland County. CASA utilizes this event as an outreach and information program to raise awareness in the community, increase volunteer interest and fundraise for theprogram. This event supports theprogram’s mission of providing advocacy to abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County.CASA also recognized outstanding volunteers during the breakfast. Nancy Gibson, from Acme, received the Chip Funari Volunteer of the Year Award. This award was named in memory of Fred “Chip”Funari who was a member of the first volunteer graduating class of CASA. Ten year service awards will be presented to volunteers who have made an amazing contribution to the children in our community.Receiving 10 Year Volunteer Awards were: Dale Show, Jeanne Cerce, MaryLou Hugus, Donna Cheswick and Christine Bennett. Seton Hill University Junior Victorious Callymore-Bay performed “Wind beneath my Wings” as a tribute to his caseworker and the impact of a CASA in a child’s life. The Christopher Feliciani Youth Leadership Award will be presented to Melissa Paravate, a Greensburg Salem High School senior for her outstanding youth leadership. Sendell Motors presented a gift to CASA from Sendell Subaru’s Share the Love Event. CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization providing a voice in the courts on behalf of abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County.CASA assists the courts to ensure the child’s placement in a safe, permanent and nurturing home. These volunteers work to ensure the safety and stability of children, through collaboration with a variety of service providers, as theyprogress through the court system. A loving, secure, and permanent family is always the goal for every child.

2018 CASA LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

Women's Leadership Council Annual Meeting - Alyssa C

We are so happy to have the continued support of Sendell Subaru for our Women's Leadership Council (WLC) in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties! We recently celebrated another successful year of our work in the community at our Annual Meeting on March 14 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. The event featured three of our members - Sheryl Nunn, Christine Mohler-King and Jean Bayuk - who shared their personal stories and inspirations behind joining WLC. The meeting also included sign-ups for annual WLC volunteer opportunities to encourage our almost 100 members to take part in activities and events offered throughout the year. For more than 10 years our WLC has been a community leader and problem solver, offering professional women in our area the opportunity to network with one another and volunteer to make a difference in our community. Sendell Subaru's sponsorship of our WLC helps make all of that happen! Thanks!

United Way of Southwestern PA
Women's Leadership Council Annual Meeting

Joy for Me, Joy for Others - Katy D

Meet Callie (short for Caledonia, honoring her Scots heritage), a Shetland Sheep Dog who was a purchased puppy, but who "adopted" me by curling in my lap, falling asleep the day we met. Callie's sweet personality, never having met another human she doesn't love, are the characteristics that show how well-suited she is to becoming a Therapy Pet. We will continue with her training, eventually taking that love to those in need of that rich & unconditional loving some special dogs can offer to those in need of healing & comfort.

Joy for Me, Joy for Others

Sendell Brings Hope, Warmth to Cancer Patients - Breanna S

This was the second year in a row that Sendell Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on their month-long “Subaru Loves to Care” campaign. Owners Chris Mohler-King and Bill Mohler along with three other members of the Sendell team had the opportunity to pass out blankets to patients receiving cancer treatment at Arnold Palmer Cancer Center – Mt. View. Sendell Subaru donated a generous 80 blankets to the facility, so the center also set aside dozens of blankets to distribute over the coming days. Alexis Kolman and Jennifer Mooney of UPMC told Chris and Bill how happy their patients were after last year’s delivery and how much the facility appreciated being chosen to receive these blankets again, a comfort to patients who get cold during treatment. Along with the blankets, Sendell brought 10 arts and crafts kits for any kids receiving treatment, along with stacks of heartwarming messages written by Subaru customers to inspire cancer patients throughout their battle. Staff from both organizations and patients all had fun with the experience! Pictured (L-R): Denny Slaughter, Bill Mohler, Kevin Winwood, Chris King, Alexis Kolman, Henry Bochorski, and Jennifer Mooney.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Western PA & WV
Sendell Brings Hope, Warmth to Cancer Patients

Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth - Becki P

This is a photo from when we accepted the grant from Sendell Subaru.

National Wildlife Federation
Subaru and NWF Loves the Earth

CASA of Westmoreland - chris k

Sendell Subaru presented the Share the Love donation to CASA of Westmoreland during the Leadership Breakfast. This was the third year that Sendell has selected CASA as their hometown charity.

CASA of Westmoreland

The United Way's Women's Leadership Council - christine k

We sponsor the The Women's Leadership Council (WLC) in Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong Counties. This group unites women donors in a powerful network for change in support of the Faith in Action and The United Way Impact fund.

The United Way's Women's Leadership Council

Sendell Subaru is Committed to Learning - chris k

Sendell Subaru partnered with The American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) during the month of August as part of our annual “Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative. We are proud to support AAAS by donating award-winning science books to Wendover Middle School.

Sendell Subaru is Committed to Learning