Todd Driver, the parts and services director at Lumberton Honda, pulled the names of Danny Chavis and Jason Sanchez out of a basket Tuesday at Lumberton Honda, making the two eligible to win a Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic, Nissan Versa, or Toyota Yaris.
The names in the basket, almost 1,000 of them, belong to “fair-share” givers to the United Way; a fair share is defined as one hour’s worth of pay a month.
The newest finalists are in the same battalion at the Fire Department. This is Chavis’ first time as a fair-rshare giver.
“I actually moved up in rank in the Fire Department and had extra money and I figured … I might as well give it to people who need it more than I do,” Chavis said.
He and his wife are looking at buying a car after they got their tax refunds next year.
“I have two kids and my wife, so I was definitely looking at a four-door,” Chavis said.
Sanchez could not be reached for this story.
The other three dealerships participating are Lumberton Chevrolet, Lumberton Nissan and Peterson Toyota.
The United Way’s campaign goal is $725,000.
The drawings are being held each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the four dealerships until Dec. 20, when there will be 16 finalists. The finalists will participate in a reverse-raffle at 6 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Biggs Park Mall. The last person standing will pick an envelope with the bounty inside.
People can still qualify by donating. To do so, call the United Way office at (910) 739-4249.
n Reach staff writer Amanda Munger at 910-272-6144 or email@example.com.