13th Annual Military Appreciation Event Raises $27,000
Kupper Automotive (Bismarck Motor Company and Kupper Chevrolet-Subaru) is proud to announce that its customers, fellow community members and area businesses raised $27,000 for the N.D. National Guard Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) – bringing the 13-year total to $150,000 donated on behalf of the dealership group.
The real lure may have been the 1,000 free hot dogs and 1,000 free hamburgers, but depending on who you asked, others may have pulled in to enjoy the music of American Idol qualifier Brianna Helbling, peruse the over 180 classic and muscle cars and display or bid on over 130 silent auction items donated from businesses and individuals in the community. Whatever the reason, the people that stopped by Kupper Chevrolet Sept. 8, 2018, were committed to making an impact in the lives of others by voluntarily opening up their wallets and hearts to make a free-will donation.
“It was a perfect day for our 13th annual event and we couldn’t have asked for a better turnout,” said Kupper. “The community support this event continues to receive year after year is remarkable and I am amazed. It’s our honor to host this event every year and we are thankful to the area businesses that jumped on board as sponsors this year, to all of those that donated for our silent auction, to the car show participants, the talented Brianna Helbling, and the community members that came together to make this another huge success, raising the most money to-date. We are already looking forward to making next year even bigger and better and giving back even more to the men and women of our armed forces.”
The ERF assists N.D. National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families that surmount sudden and unforeseen emergencies by providing financial support in the form of grants.