Findlay RV partners with Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a family in need
Make-A-Wish of Nevada combined forces with Findlay RV to present a Forest River Wildwood 27-foot travel-trailer to a family in need during the recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup South Point 400 weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
A four-year-old local boy named Andrew Stacey of Las Vegas has a life-threatening illness and was in need of a travel trailer in order to travel with his family which hits the road several times during the year.
Findlay RV sold the Forest River Wildwood trailer to the family at cost and in addition, donated all of the hitch work needed so the unit could be towed; while Findlay Toyota and Findlay Management donated a combined total of $10,000 to the cause.
Andrew has medical needs that preclude him from going camping and on other trips with his family. With the trailer, everything was available including a refrigerator and air conditioning to keep his medications cool.
The trailer was presented to the family in front of the main straightaway prior to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Also participating from Make-A-Wish were board member Kevin Camper, Findlay RV general manager Reuben Figueroa, along with LVMS publicist Jeff Motley, and Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada CEO Caroline Ciocca and Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada Wish Manager Tylar Pendgraft.
“We love helping a family like we did here, especially considering that we partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation,” Figueroa said. “Andrew is only four years of age and he can continue to camp with his family without worrying. He has a safe environment now.”
Make-A-Wish Foundation is a collection of 62 local chapters throughout the United States that grants wishes in local communities. The headquarters for the foundation is Phoenix, the same city where it was founded.
Every child that is referred to Make-A-Wish that is eligible will have a wish granted. A wish must be deemed legal and safe for all participants involved. Funding and resources are always of utmost concern and public support is needed to ensure the foundation is always able to grant the wish of every child.
Findlay Auto Group CFO Tyler Corder said the company teamed up to make the presentation possible.
“We were thrilled to get involved when we heard about the wish request for Andrew and his family,” Corder said. “We pulled in resources from our corporate office, Findlay Toyota and Findlay RV to make it happen. It’s a great feeling to be able to partner with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada to fulfill this child’s wish. We hope the family gets many years of enjoyment from the travel trailer.”
Findlay RV will host a sales event at Silverton Hotel Oct. 22-28.
Make-A-Wish is a collection of 62 local chapters throughout the United States that grant wishes in local communities. The headquarters for Make-A-Wish is in Phoenix, the same city where it was founded. Each chapter has its own board of directors, staff and volunteers. Make-A-Wish International is also headquartered in Phoenix and has 42 affiliates across 50 countries.
Findlay RV is part of Findlay Automotive Group founded by the late Pete Findlay in 1961. The umbrella of dealerships now includes 32 dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Idaho. A 33rd dealership – Findlay Mazda – is now under construction just south of Audi Henderson in the Valley Automall.
Findlay RV is open for sales Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and 9-5 on Sunday. Service is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Further information is available at www.FindlayRV.com or by calling or texting 702-435-2500 for sales, service or parts.
The dealership is co-owned by primary owners Michael Hohl and Cliff Findlay.
Hohl owns and operates several dealerships in Carson City, NV which includes a GM Super store, Honda, Subaru, Battle Born Harley Davidson and an RV dealership.
Further information regarding Make-A-Wish Southern Foundation can be found at www.snv.wish.org.