LUMBERTON — The United Way Car Giveaway at Lumberton Honda on Tuesday brought two fair-share givers closer to sitting in the drivers seat of a new car.
The name of Walter Whitted, a Hope Mills resident who works at Tredegar Films, was the first to be drawn from the cylinder. His was followed by Stephanie Chavis-Ballard, of Red Springs, who is a Campbell’s Soup employee. Neither individual could be reached for comments.
The executive director of the United Way of Robeson County, Sandra Oliver, thoroughly mixed the 880 entries in the cylinder befoe Kent Locklear, the business director of the dealership, happily drew the names.
Whitted and Chavis-Ballard qualified for the drawing as fair-share givers — meaning they contribute at least the equivalent of one hour’s pay a month to United Way. They became the 14th and 15th finalists among 20 who will participate in a reverse raffle in December at Biggs Park Mall. The last person standing will pick an envelope that will reveal which car they will drive away in — a Chevrolet Spark, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris.
Drawings are 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 United Way’s campaign goal is $715,000. For information on how to become a fair-share giver, call the United Way at 910-739-4249.