LUMBERTON — Trina Dixon, a supervisor for BB&T at 5000 Fayetteville Road, said she could really use a new ride.
She now has a one-in-20 chance after her name was one of two picked Tuesday during the United Way Car Giveaway drawing.
“It could really help because I have a car now that is gas guzzler and it would save a lot of money as far as getting back and forth and running errands,” Dixon said.
The other finalist picked Tuesday was Rocky Locklear, an employee of the Public Schools of Robeson Count who could not be reached. They are now eligible to will win either a Chevrolet Spark, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris.
The two qualified as fair-share givers — meaning they contribute at least the equivalent of one hour’s pay a month to United Way.
“I believe in giving back to your community,” Dixon said. “I’ve had friends and family that have had to rely on the services of the United Way, so it’s something I believe in.”
The names of 863 fair-share givers were in the cylinder on Tuesday.
Drawings will be held on Tuesdays and rotate at the participating dealerships — Lumberton Chevrolet, Lumberton Honda, Terry Chapin Nissan, Peterson Toyota and Fair Bluff Ford. The next drawing will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Lumberton Chevrolet. The 20 finalists will participate in a reverse-raffle in December at Biggs Park Mall. The last person standing will pick an envelope with the model of the car that person wins inside.
The United Way’s campaign goal is $715,000.