A group of Milwaukee-area veterans will soon take a memorable trip to Washington, D.C., thanks to Manheim Milwaukee Auto Auction’s initiative to support Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, an organization that flies World War II, Korean War and terminally ill veterans to visit their memorials.
The Manheim Milwaukee team, along with its dealer and commercial clients, raised $16,000 – exceeding their initial goal of $8,000 – and enough to send 32 veterans on the Honor Flight.
Fundraising opportunities came in many forms - from donation circles on the wall, change collection in the cafeteria and direct money contributions.
Manheim Milwaukee team members contributed more than 105 donations equaling $3,600. Full-time employee contributions were matched up to $250 through the Cox Automotive match program.
Eight dealer groups and two commercial groups made donations based on cars sold in their lanes – New Look Auto and Millennium Motors, which made a $2,000 contribution, and Toyota/Lexus Financial Services, which donated $3,000.