The 2020 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 2020 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.

The 2020 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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.

Subaru Loves Pets

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Subaru Loves the Earth

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Subaru Loves Learning

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Subaru Loves to Help

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Subaru Loves to Care

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Pets

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 close to $14 million to the ASPCA and helped support nearly 1,000 pet adoption events, resulting in more than 11,500 adoptions to date.

Environment

Loving the environment means more than loving the great outdoors. It means working to preserve it.

Over a decade ago, Subaru became the first U.S. auto manufacturer to become zero-landfill, and now, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the National Parks Conservation Association, Subaru is leveraging that same environmental expertise to help the National Parks reach zero-landfill too.

Education

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

Total donations to teachers: $92,233
Over 200 teachers adopted
More than 15,000 students impacts

Community

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

Subaru and Meals on Wheels America worked together to make volunteering easier, by launching a tool called the Meals on Wheels Online Volunteer Drive.

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.

Subaru has donated more than $4.5 million dollars to
Make A Wish, helping to grant 610 wishes in the U.S.

How is Rutland Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

The Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County has been in existence for 16 years and our mission is “to enable all youth, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”. We have four units, three in Rutland and one in Chittenden at the Barstow Memorial School. Rutland, Vermont is receiving a lot of press on the “Vision Project” a collaborative of over 120 community partners. It is the community response to the opiate /heroin problem that has gained national notoriety. Project Vision has a three pronged attack on the drug problem, community policing, prevention and treatment. The Boys & Girls Club is a major partner in the prevention piece. We teach a program that is called Positive Action that is an evidence based drug and alcohol education program that reached youth as early as six years old. More than simply using “Say No” this program teaches youth aged 6-12 how to say no by involving them in the discussion and role playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence. Our other main curriculum is “Cultural Awareness”, a yearlong curriculum that emphasizes the similarities and celebrates the differences in race, religion, gender equality and nationalities. One of the reasons that the Boys & Girls Club created this curriculum is to educate our youth about the Syrian Refugee resettlement project that is occurring in Rutland, Vermont.

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Love Promise Stories from Rutland Subaru

Subaru and Rutland Subaru 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

Service 1st  –  Bill W

David, Thank you or taking the time with me yesterday when I was looking for Bryan Haggerty to express our strong appreciation and satisfaction with Brian and Holly in the service department and with Matt in sales. We are in the process of moving back to Vermont from Utah and South Carolina after a departure of about 5 years. Yesterday when we encountered a problem with the computer/electrical system in our 2014 Subaru Forester I stopped at your service department. Though busy, Brian arranged for a time to examine the problem the same day, gave me information regarding snow tires and arranged for an oil change, all a few hours later the same day! As a result the problem was fixed, we bought 4 new snow tires and the oil was changed, all in a little over an hour. This excellent service was a 10/10 and one of the reasons that we have bought several Subaru Forester and Outback vehicles over the last many years and are now considering another in 2020. Another reason is the sales help that we receive from Matt. As a former senior executive with major international and world-wide responsibilities for 3M Company, and having owned my small businesses, I am experienced providing customers with top level customer service and am aware of its lack these days in so many businesses. Rutland Auto Group has been consistently outstanding in this area. While it may seem extreme, your dealership and the service we get there was a factor on the list of reasons for us to return to Vermont. There were obviously other reasons, but cars are important in one’s life and to know we have honest and caring people to deal with at your company is, as we discussed, important to us. Please pass on to Bryan Haggerty and any others in your company or Subaru who might be interested, our sincere and strong appreciation for your organization and the services you have provided in sales and maintenance over these many years. Bill and Jan Wolfe802-236-1564 Billwolfe00@yahoo.com


Safety 1st  –  Renee C

Dear Rutland Subaru, I am not sure if this is the best avenue to relay this message, but I wanted to thank you for selling such reliable and safe cars as the one I bought from this dealership kept us incredibly safe during a terrible accident! My name is Renee Carpenter and I bought my Subaru Impreza from this dealership back in 2016 when I was 23. I had always wanted one and was finally at a point in my life where I could afford to buy a new car. I absolutely love everything about my Subaru and I could never see myself driving something else. It fits my active lifestyle perfectly and I have always felt safe in my car. I've lived in both Vermont and New Hampshire and this car has faithfully gotten me through many snowstorms with ease. However, a recent event has confirmed that I will never stray from Subaru as long as I can help it! Last night, my fiance and I were on the interstate on our way to visit my family. We had our dog in the back seat. I was driving and it had gotten dark out. All of a sudden, a moose jumped out onto the interstate right in front of us. I didn't have time to try to dodge it, so we ended up hitting it head-on. All of the airbags deployed and I couldn?t see anything. I hit the breaks and luckily we were able to stop quickly before we hit anyone else on the interstate or the or the guardrail. Both my fiance and I walked away with just a couple of bruises and our dog is absolutely fine! My car, however, was not so lucky and was deemed a total loss. It was absolutely miraculous because it could have been so much worse! My fiance and I will be getting married in exactly two weeks and closing on our first house the week after the wedding. If we had to pay for medical expenses on top of that, it would have been a disastrous financial situation. However, because of this car, we will both be able to walk down the aisle at our wedding, we are still able to enjoy our first home together, and we still get to enjoy the company of our loyal four-legged best friend. I wanted to thank you, and Subaru, for making/selling such a reliable, sturdy, and safe car. Considering how massive a moose is, we easily could have been seriously injured or even lost our lives. We are so blessed to have walked away with just a couple of bruises and we firmly believe that my Subaru is a major contributor to that! After this experience, I can confidently say that I will always stick with Subaru. It is a car that I trust for my own safety as well as the safety of the family that we plan to have in the future. Although we are in a tight financial situation with all that we have going on, I want to stand by Subaru and purchase another to replace my totaled car. To me, it is absolutely worth it. Thank you again for such an incredible car for your customers and being committed to keeping them safe on the road. My fiance & I are forever grateful! Sincerely, Renee Carpenter


Longtime Customer  –  Susan B

Dear David, I have been a very happy Subaru owner for decades and have always bought my cars from this dealership-through its several name changes. The Sales and Service personnel are tops in their proficiency, knowledge, and friendliness. Although I am retired now, I have had the pleasure of working as a swap and service driver with the company for over twenty two years. Earlier this year I received treatment in the Foley Cancer Center at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. As a parting gift, I was given a lovely car blanket which, I was happy to learn, had been donated to the facility by this Subaru Dealership. Then, just this week I received a notice that you are collecting items for pets to be donated to various local animal associations. I am proud of my past and continued connection to this business for their participation in, and contributions to, our Rutland Community. Sincerely, Susan Beard


Wander to Wonder  –  Alyssa A

My name is Alyssa Audet and I work for Rutland Subaru. I hosted a walk in June to raise money for brain tumors/cancer because I am lucky enough to say I am a survivor! When I approached my work family letting them know I was doing the walk and asked them to join me, everyone was very willing and excited to help in any way. We named our team Subaru Sally because when I first started, that is the nickname my husband gave me for sales! Our general manager Bryan Haggerty told me that Rutland Subaru would match what our team raised by signing up for the walk. My co-workers raised $480 dollars, $500 was donated from Rutland Subaru!! What an amazing feeling to have them give back to me and our community! A total of $980 was raised from the Subaru team alone! I am very proud to work for this company and feel the love! #SubaruLovePromise My story; I am hosting this event because in August of 2016 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After my diagnosis, I had a 9-hour brain surgery, radiation and oral chemotherapy treatments. I am happy and blessed to say that I am a survivor. I am friends with and know other people in my community who are also battling brain tumors/cancer, and I know of others who are survivors and some who we are walking in memory of; this hits home for me and is very dear to my heart. I have been involved with cancer walks all my life, so when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, I was determined to seek out walks in my area that were directly related to helping brain tumor research. I attended the National Brain Tumor Society Boston Brain Tumor walk in October 2017, yet many people in my family and community asked about a walk closer to home. After doing some research and discovering there are no Brain Tumor Walks in Vermont, I decided to start the first annual one! The Wander to Wonder 5k Walk will be held in the beautiful Green Mountain State, Vermont at Castleton University.


Subaru Loves to Care  –  Christine K

We had a fantastic Subaru blanket/craft kit delivery on Thursday, June 29th at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Bryan Haggerty and Stephan Maeder both of Subaru delivered 80 beautiful blankets and 10 craft kits for patients undergoing treatment for cancer. Rutland Subaru stays very connected to the hospital by participating in other events as well. In the photo are Richard D. Lovett, MD, Bryan Haggerty, General Manager, Christine Krenzer LLS, (survivor) Allan Eisemann, MD and Stephan Maeder, Owner and President of Rutland Subaru. The whole department came out and was thrilled to receive this generous donation to share the warmth to the patients.