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Randall Reed Dealership Sponsors Box Truck Donations

truck giveaway2Today was a big day for the Randall Reed family. We were part of an amazing community contribution presentation from SpringCreek Church who worked in tandem with the community and local businesses to raise funds for two much-needed 2013 Ford E-350 14-foot box trucks for New Beginning Center and Good Samaritans of Garland, Texas.

The New Beginning Center, which helps victims of domestic violence and the Good Samaritans of Garland took place at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland. This project began as an identified need within the local community for transportation needed by the two non-profit organization. So, Pastor Keith Stewart and Pastor Wes Helm and the Springcreek Church membership body led the way to begin raising funds.

Both organizations also reached out to Katie Koberg, the Community Relations Coordinator at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford (serving the greater Dallas Fort Worth area), who had sponsored past events for both charities. Prestige Ford was able to locate two new 14-foot box trucks for the project. A wrap and magnets were created for the box trucks to help spread the word about the organizations as they drove around town helping those in need.

Serving in our community provides valuable networks for businesses, non-profits and individuals to connect. If it is serving our non-profits, supporting our local police and fire departments, or working within our school districts, the American dream is accomplished by many more if we choose to work together. I am proud of our community, my staff, and loyalty of our customers.

For the non-profits, the box trucks are more than a mode of transportation; the trucks serve is a lifeline for their charity and its clients.

truck giveaway1“Our ability to pick up food for the nearly 400 families each month we feed every week was a great struggle as we had a simple truck to make the pick ups from the local donation locations. With the new truck, we are better prepared, and more able to serve the hungry in our community,” said Jim Griffin, Executive Director of the Garland Good Samaritans.

“We serve families affected by domestic violence through education, prevention and intervention services and programs. With this truck we are able to do things more efficiently, it allows us to pick up food donations for our shelter and our food pantry, pick up large donations for our re-sale store, and also help our clients relocated to a safer place to live. This gift has a tremendous ripple effect across Garland and the DFW,” said Cindy Turek, CEO of the New Beginning Center.

Both organizations are always looking for additional support and donations so they can continue to help those in our community. “Everybody has gift,” said Mr. Griffin. “We want you to use those gift to help us and others in Garland who are in need.”If you would like to make a food donation to the Good Samaritans, Mr. Griffin says, “We invite you to bring your donations to 214 N. 12th Street at the big white painted sign.” Mr. Griffin points out the painted sign was thanks to the gifts of I am Second Garland High School Students.

The New Beginning Center has a resale shop that is always in need of clothing, household items, children’s items and more. If you would like to make a contribution, Colleen Jamieson, the Chief Operating Officer said any and all donations are welcome and appreciated. You can drop them off at 120 West Kingsley Road in Garland. I would also like to invite anyone with community donations to bring them Prestige Ford located at 3601 S. Shiloh Rd., Garland, TX. We will make sure they get to the specified charities.

truck giveaway 3Those in attendance at the new truck presentation included (in order from left): Randall Reed, Owner of Prestige Ford;  Colleen Jamieson, COO of the New Beginning Center; Cindy Turek, CEO of the New Beginning Center; Jim Griffin, Executive Director of the Good Samaritans of Garland; Pastor Keith Stewart, Senior Pastor at Springcreek Church; Jim Aswegan, President of the Good Samaritans of Garland and Pastor Wes Helm, Missions Pastor at Springcreek Church; Justin Wright, General Manager and Operating Partner of Prestige Ford.

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Ford Recognizes Randall Reed with Salute to Dealers Award for Community Contributions

UpdatedSaluteToDealer2014RotatorArtFord Motor Company announces Randall Reed, owner of World Class Automotive Group, is awarded its Salute to Dealers recognition for providing outstanding products and services while improving the lives of individuals and their communities.

This video, produced by Salute to Dealers, shows how much the Reeds and the dealerships truly care about community

Salute to Dealers is a Ford community service initiative that identifies and honors Dealer Principals who improve the lives of those in need. “The dealer nominees’ and honorees’ impact on their communities is extraordinary! Each year, as a group, they provide support for and participate in hundreds of programs for a multitude of worthy causes,” reads the award recognition statement.

Reed family and Planet Ford donate a new school marquee to the local middle school

Reed family and Planet Ford donate a new school marquee to the local middle school

Mr. Reed was nominated for recognition from the Ford Houston Region based on his commitment to community, furthering education and assisting children with special needs. His donations and leadership provide support to battered services including women’s shelters and school systems with items including books, computers, I-pads, band instruments, fixtures, facilities and playgrounds. In addition, Mr. Reed and his team help raise funds for centers that assist families and children with learning disabilities.

Randall and Sherry Reed, Planet Ford in Humble give a new Ford Escape to the Humble ISD Teacher of the Year!

Randall and Sherry Reed, Planet Ford in Humble give a new Ford Escape to the Humble ISD Teacher of the Year!

Moreover, for the past two years, Mr. Reed has led the effort within the Humble, TX Independent School District to provide an annual Teacher of the Year award that includes a gala event at which he presents a new Ford vehicle to the top educator. This year, his generosity has expanded to include additional teacher and student scholarship recognition in other communities where he owns automotive dealerships.

Left to right: Chuck Kramer, GM; Kristi Williams, Community Relations; Randall Reed, CEO of World Class Automotive present a check to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Left to right: Chuck Kramer, GM; Kristi Williams, Community Relations; Randall Reed, CEO of World Class Automotive present a check to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

“Over the past 25 years, our family of Texas dealerships has won dozens of awards, but this one, by far, is the one I cherish the most,” said Mr. Reed. “I am thrilled to receive this award, on behalf of my partners at Planet Ford, Chuck and Claire Kramer, Bob and Nancy Taylor, and most of all Kristi Williams, our director of community relations that single handedly made this award possible for our store. But honestly, the biggest reward is experiencing first-hand how giving back impacts the kids and residents of our community.”

ExploringNewCustomTransportationforMosaicBestBuddiesAn example of this is that while shooting the recognition video for Edsel Ford at the National Automotive Dealers Association annual meeting, Mr. Reed spoke with the local representative of the Best Buddies and Mosaic programs, which assists and also provides transportation for children and people with special needs. He learned the group was in need of a safer vehicle, so his Planet Ford family promptly arranged for the donation of a 2013 Ford Expedition.

Ford honored Mr. Reed at the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans, LA on January 24. The honorees received a portrait that captures the dealers’ involvement in their communities. The portrait will be included in the Salute to Dealers exhibit in the lobby of Ford’s World Headquarters in Detroit, MI. It will join those of previous Salute to Dealers honorees for perpetuity.

About World Class Automotive Group

World Class Automotive Group is family owned by Randall and Sherry Reed. The business is comprised of dealerships throughout Texas & Oklahoma, including: Planet Ford in Humble, Planet Ford in Spring, Planet Lincoln in Spring, Prestige Ford in Garland, Park Cities Ford Lincoln in Dallas,  Randall Reed Ford in Oklahoma City and Randall Reed Volkswagen of McKinney.

“The gifted man bears his gifts into the world, not for his own benefit, but for the people among whom he is placed; for the gifts are not his, he himself is a gift to the community.”

~ HENRY FORD, 1926