I want to thank everybody who made the United Way of Weld County’s annual $20,000 car voucher giveaway at Texas Roadhouse in Greeley on Dec. 21. 2017, a success. Ten United Way of Weld County donors advanced as finalists for the drawing. Three semifinal drawings were held the past couple of months at the participating car dealerships – Ehrlich Toyota, Ghent Chevrolet Cadillac, Honda of Greeley, John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Weld County Garage Buick GMC – all of whom donated the cost of the car voucher. I want to thank the car dealerships for their financial support toward the car voucher, and for supporting United Way of Weld County during this annual event. Thanks to the incredible staff at Texas Roadhouse for hosting the event and providing lunch for those in attendance.

I want to thank the donors who were eligible for the drawing. A pledge of $156 or more to the United Way of Weld County campaign was worth one entry into each of the three semifinal drawings. A pledge of $365 or more was worth two entries, and a pledge of $520 or more was worth three entries into each drawing.

Daryl Vaas of Greeley was the winner of the car voucher. Many of the finalists are long-time contributors. They donate to impact the lives of others right here in our community. Being a finalist for the car voucher is not their motivation to give, but it is a nice surprise.

The annual car voucher drawing wouldn’t be possible without the generous donors and the participation of the five car dealerships. United Way of Weld County is so thankful for their participation and is looking forward to the 2018 car voucher drawing.

Verniece Thomas is a Resource Development Account Manager at United Way of Weld County.