Greenwood and United Way Honor Those Going the ‘Extra Mile’

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Greenwood Chevrolet has announced 10 finalists for its Greenwood Extra Mile Giveaway.

The annual event rewards one donor who generously gave to either the Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley or the United Way of Trumbull County during their annual campaigns, according to a release. Finalists will have a chance to win a 2020 Chevrolet Trax or $15,000 in cash.

“Our local United Ways rely heavily on individual donor contributions given through workplace campaigns conducted at many sites throughout our Valley,” said Greg Greenwood, president of Greenwood Chevrolet. “There is no question that the Extra Mile car or cash giveaway is an excellent incentive for first time givers and for those existing givers to step up their weekly gifts to the $5 dollar a week level to be eligible for the drawing.

“This fun and targeted program keeps growing in support each year we have sponsored it. We are so excited to play a role in raising money for those ultimate agencies who deliver the help and aid to the most vulnerable members of our community so that we can truly live united.”

Finalists for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley including Tyler Bills from Trumbull Industries, Linda Cascarelli from Youngstown State University, Brenda Harris and Sarah Herrholtz from Struthers City Schools, and Tom Murray from Huntington Bank.

United Way of Trumbull County finalists are Joe Datchuk from Seven Seventeen Credit Union, Stanley Elkins from the Juvenile Division for Trumbull County, Ed Haller from Warren City Sewer Department, Sonya Marshall from Warren City School District, and Tim Schaffner from Trumbull County Children’s Services Board.

Typically, the event is held in the showroom at Greenwood Chevrolet, but this year’s event is virtual. Greenwood will join Bob Hannon, president of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, and Ginny Pasha, president of the United Way of Trumbull County for the event.

Finalists will be randomly placed in order to choose one of 10 numbered keys, with a United Way representative acting as proxy for each finalist. The finalist who picks the key that starts the 2020 Trax can choose between keeping the car or taking the cash prize, all courtesy of Greenwood Chevrolet.

Donors who donated $260 or more during 2020, at least $5 weekly, qualify for a chance to be in the drawing.

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m., Feb. 24 on WYTV Channel 33. 898 Marketing, Canfield, is assisting in the event’s production.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.