Fred Whiting, retired South Dakota Senator, donates TV to SDSMT
Rapid City, SD, December 30th, 2010—As the Rapid Chevrolet One Warm Coat Drive draws to an end, a generous Rapid City citizen emerges. Fred Whiting brought in four coats to donate to the coat drive and was drawn as the winner from over 400 raffle tickets. When contacted to pick up his new “50 Plasma TV, Mr. Whiting was overcome with surprise as he stated, “I never win anything”. Today he announced that he is donating his new TV to the International Students Inc., the South Dakota Mines and Technology campus ministry. Heather Fannin of ISI stated, “We are so excited and grateful to Mr. Whiting for the new TV. We will use it in our student common where the students enjoy watching soccer and cricket.”
Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac mission was to collect clean, gently used coats and jackets as part of the One Warm Coat community service project. Coats of all shapes and sizes were welcome. One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing re-usable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults. Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac chose to give collected coats to the Corner Stone Rescue Mission and Youth and Family Services. They will collect coats through the 1st of the year but as of date have collected 435 coats as well as snow pants, hats and gloves. The silent auction earned $1,765 dollars for Youth and Family Services.
Rapid Chevrolet Cadillac Would like to thanks the Black Hills area sponsors of the Silent Auction: Mobile FX, Rapid Chevrolet Sales Department, Street Image, Olive Garden, Dark Canyon Coffee, Dale’s Tire, First Gold, Allure Spa, A Plus Carpet Cleaning, Pirates Table, Leo Thomas Salon,
Rapid Chevrolet Parts Department, Rapid Chevrolet Accessories Department, Best Buy and Eileen’s Colossal Cookies. Thank you to everyone who brought in coats this year and donated to the auction.