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The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused 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.

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Whether they live in our homes or in the wild, Subaru is committed to keeping all animals safe and healthy.

A partner since 2008, Subaru has donated over $28 million to the ASPCA and through Subaru Loves Pets has helped support the rescue, transport, adoption, and well-being of over 230,000 animals across the country.

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Environment

Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.

Since 2018, as part of the Subaru Loves the Earth initiative, Subaru and retailers across the country have partnered with TerraCycle® and have collected over 7 million pieces of hard-to-recycle trash from their communities. Items such as snack bag wrappers, coffee cups, or used cabin air filters from service areas have been diverted from landfills and given a second life by TerraCycle when it is converted into durable furniture and other usable items.

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Education

It's our goal to make the pursuit of knowledge available to as many minds as possible.

Since 2015 Subaru, in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement Science, donated over 369,000 award-winning science books. In addition, through our partnerships with Staples and Adoptaclassroom.org we supported teachers and students with donations of $400,000 in gift cards and school supplies.

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Community

In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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Health

We should all have a chance to lead a healthy life. We’re aiming to give as many people that chance as we can.

Since 2016, Subaru and its retailers have partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to donate over 167,000 blankets and 21,500 arts & crafts kits and reached nearly 150,000 patients in more than 780 hospitals nationwide.

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How is Subaru Fort Walton Beach dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

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  • Saving With Soul Pet Rescue|PAWS
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Pryor Middle School
  • Choctahatchee Basin Alliance
  • Fresh Start Womens Shelter

Love Promise Stories from Subaru Fort Walton Beach

Subaru and Subaru Fort Walton Beach 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.

Saving Stinker at Subaru

In October, Saving with Soul Pet Rescue held a very special adoption event at Subaru in Ft. Walton Beach, FL as a part of the annual Subaru Loves Pets initiative. The event was a roaring success with more than a dozen adoptions! But I want to share our favorite success story from the event - the adoption of a dog named Stinker. Stinker was thus named because he... um... smelled. Atrociously bad. We brought him into the rescue in the summer of 2021, not realizing the extent of his chronic smelliness (we just thought he needed a bath) - we discovered he had developed a chronic urinary tract infection that had become resistant to regular antibiotics. After six weeks of trying different combinations of medications we finally cleared up the infection and put him on lifelong cranberry pills. If that were the end of the story, it would be a good one but there's more! The reason for Stinker's history of UTI's is an old injury (likely being kicked or stepped on) that irreparably damaged his spinal cord, rendering him incontinent, and making him susceptible to infection. So, today he waddles when he walks and has to wear a diaper. AND... he has a grade 5 heart murmur (5 out of 6 = very bad) so surgery is out of the question for him. Three veterinarians recommended humane euthanasia for Stinker. But if you met him... you'd understand why we just couldn't. Stinker is one of the happiest, joyful, friendly dog you'll ever meet. He doesn't care that he stinks! He doesn't mind his ungainly waddle! He just wants to love on his humans (any humans will do). So, to wrap up this story, Stinker was ADOPTED at our Subaru Underdog event! His family understands what they are getting into and is happy to do so. Is this a wonderful happy ending for an Underdog or what???

Thank You Subaru Fort Walton Beach for Helping APL

Thank You Subaru for Helping Save Companion Animals in Okaloosa County! The Okaloosa Animal Protection League (APL) is an all-volunteer nonprofit who has served our community since 1981. We believe sterilization is the key to reducing the number of unwanted pets. Volunteers partner with participating clinics to offer a Spay & Neuter program available to anyone in our area regardless of income. APL volunteers were truly overjoyed and honored to have been selected as the Subaru 2019 Share the Love hometown charity. We're also very grateful to everyone who chose our group. Sterilization funding is the hardest to raise yet it is exactly those dollars that will reduce the companion animal overpopulation. This lifesaving partnership with Subaru awarded in May 2020 could not have come at a better time as many people needed help due to COVID-19. We were able to offer additional financial spay/neuter assistance to pet owners who could not otherwise afford the already reduced rate. This generous award also allowed us to partner with veterinary clinics in June and July 2020 for dedicated feline spay/neuter events. Those events resulted in 43 cats and kittens sterilized in just two days! Subaru's generous gift will have a significant and positive impact in our area for years to come. Every cat, kitten, dog and puppy sterilized thanks to this funding will not contribute to the companion overpopulation in our area. On behalf of all the APL volunteers and our community, thank you again to Subaru for helping save companion animals in Okaloosa County!

TY Subaru for Helping Save Companion Animal

Thank You Subaru for Helping Save Companion Animals in Okaloosa County! The Okaloosa Animal Protection League (APL) is an all-volunteer nonprofit who has served our community since 1981. We believe sterilization is the key to reducing the number of unwanted pets. Volunteers partner with participating clinics to offer a Spay & Neuter program available to anyone in our area regardless of income. APL volunteers were truly overjoyed and honored to have been selected as the Subaru 2019 Share the Love hometown charity. We're also very grateful to everyone who chose our group. Sterilization funding is the hardest to raise yet it is exactly those dollars that will reduce the companion animal overpopulation. This lifesaving partnership with Subaru awarded in May 2020 could not have come at a better time as many people needed help due to COVID-19. We were able to offer additional financial spay/neuter assistance to pet owners who could not otherwise afford the already reduced rate. This generous award also allowed us to partner with veterinary clinics in June and July 2020 for dedicated feline spay/neuter events. Those events resulted in 43 cats and kittens sterilized in just two days! Subaru's generous gift will have a significant and positive impact in our area for years to come. Every cat, kitten, dog and puppy sterilized thanks to this funding will not contribute to the companion overpopulation in our area. On behalf of all the APL volunteers and our community, thank you again to Subaru for helping save companion animals in Okaloosa County!

Subaru Helps Us Save Shelter Souls!

Saving with Soul Pet Rescue is based in the NW Florida Panhandle where we dedicate our hearts (and SOULS) to saving unwanted shelter dogs and cats. And Subaru has been a HUGE part of that! How so, you ask? Oh, so many ways... First, we do adoption events at the local Subaru dealership in Ft. Walton Beach, FL once a month and they are always (and I mean always) a roaring success. Subaru throws out the welcome mat for us and our potential adopters (they even serve us lunch!) and we almost always walk away with at least 15 adoptions. Second, Subaru has generously awarded us multiple grants to help us with our "SOUL-Saving" - to the tune of more than $20,000 in 2020 alone. WOW! What a difference that made to our ability to take in special needs pets, which is our passion. Third, Subaru was an enthusiastic Platinum level sponsor for our very first "Mega-Event" where we hosted multiple rescues and vendors and raised lots more money for all of us to continue our life-saving work. We also use the local Subaru dealership's parking lot for our biweekly spay/neuter transports, which meet at 3:45am... so the well-lit lot is a perfect location. All in all... we have had a wonderful relationship with Subaru, both corporate and local, and we know if we need something to save a life or two or 100, we can ask for help and they will do what they can. THANK YOU Subaru for being... simply wonderful!

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Share the Love...

When we got the call to be part of our local Share the Love event, we were overwhelmed with joy. When we met the staff, it was even better. They were enthusiastic about our mission to help Veterans and Children in need of a trained Service Dog. I was able to tell them our story, I will share a little on this post, as well. We fully train bred-for-purpose dogs to become Service Dogs. We take what we consider the finest pups and start training them as early as 6-weeks to assist Veterans with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mobility Impairment, and Sexual Trauma; as well as, Children with Epilepsy and Autism. We provide these dogs at absolutely no cost to the recipient. We also provide all of the equipment needed and a lifetime of support. We are passionate about what we do. We believe we do it better than most. We are committed to our community that is largely comprised of military families. A lot of people don't realize that 22 Veterans will lose hope and end their own life every single day. In a community with such a great population of Veterans, it affects us. When the Subaru team heard this, they became passionate. When the event was finished and the numbers were in, we were presented with a check for nearly $15,000. We were absolutely blown away. After talking with the team once again, and taking a few pictures, everyone was fired up about how to continue to assist. We will be acquiring a new puppy in a few short weeks. We were asked if the funds could go to a specific pup, that Subaru FWB could follow from puppy to person. What a fantastic idea. The numbers work almost perfectly to cover the cost of purchase of a very special puppy for our program, a Giant Schnauzer. In a month or so, we will bring the pup by to meet the team that made him possible. We will train this pup for about 18-months before placing it with a new handler. I look forward to them naming this amazing puppy, and following its life of training and pairing up with someone to help them. Subaru of FWB is truly the epitome of what a community partner looks like. We are excited to have this opportunity to work alongside them. We are grateful to them for supporting our mission to STOP 22. If you are reading this and would like to join our team, or if you need assistance with a Service Dog, please reach out to us via the web at PLFservicedogs.com Steve Kotowske Executive Director

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