Country Coach helped raise $27,411 during its recent four-day Midwest Rally in Amana, Iowa, to help flood relief efforts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Country Coach President and CEO Jay Howard’s company pledge of $16,000 was added to the $11,411 donated by attendees during the event held in the Amana RV Park.
All funds raised will go to the Salvation Army-Cedar Rapids Flood Relief and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Flood 2008 Fund to benefit the community’s extensive flood relief efforts, the company stated in a news release.
Over 450 rally attendees, vendors and company management of the Junction City, Ore.-based luxury diesel motorcoach manufacturer partnered to raise funds to benefit families affected by the horrendous 500-year flood which struck the Cedar Rapids area just prior to the rally.
Among the fundraising activities was the sale of raffle tickets for items such as a portable GPS navigation system and a Flying J Fuel Card. Rally posters also were sold. A “sheriff” on patrol fined “badgeless offenders” with all funds raised benefiting the charity.