The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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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.

How is Bob Wade Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Anicira Veterinary Center

Shenandoah National Park

Friendship Industries

Timberville/Broadway Ruritan

Blue Ridge Food Bank, Relay for Life

Did Bob Wade Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Bob Wade Subaru

Subaru and Bob Wade 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

Giving Back - Pam D

At Pleasant Valley Elementary School, students are taking part in a true farm-to-table experience by growing vegetables that will later be used in their meals. And thanks to a donation from Bob Wade Subaru, the learning experience will be enhanced. Pam Dowrey, principal at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, said Bob Wade Subaru donated $10,000 toward the school’s outdoor classroom space as part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative. The initiative aims to help students during their learning careers. Kevin Knott, with Bob Wade Subaru, said many students lack supplies and learning materials, and the donation helps teachers cover out-of-pocket expenses for their classrooms.“ It’s awesome for us to give back to the community and to someone who will use it and help grow students and their learning,” Knott said. Dowrey said the donation will go toward constructing a pavilion over the outdoor classroom’s concrete pad, which will provide students more opportunities to spend time outdoors. At Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Dowrey said, each grade level is responsible for a portion of the garden area. Various vegetables and herbs are grown by the students year-round and include tomatoes, green peppers, squash, cabbage, corn and zucchini.“ Each grade gets something different,” Dowrey said. Although Dowrey has only been with the school since the start of the 2021-22 school year, she said out of all the grade levels, first-graders are able to learn the most through the outdoor classroom experience. Dowrey said the school is home to numerous English language learner students who have limited English proficiency. With some students not being from the area, Dowrey said they don’t understand where food comes from and oftentimes believe food only comes from a grocery store. Through the outdoor classroom experience, Dowrey said students are able to watch vegetables grow, cultivate them and help with harvesting. “During summer school, we took the vegetables in and made a summer medley,” she said. “It’s like a farm-to-table atmosphere.” Dowrey said by receiving the donation from Bob Wade Subaru, the students will continue to learn in the outdoor classroom knowing they were supported by the local dealership. “It’s a cycle of supporting one another,” she said. Knott said the business was proud to be a part of the outdoor learning program and happy to donate to a local school.“ It means so much that we can give back to the teachers and students,” he said. “Knowing that the money is going toward an outdoor learning center is amazing.”

Giving Back

Experience - Richard M

Superb dealership! Both the Sales and the Service departments! I can speak to both since I bought a Crosstrek in 2016 and and have been very pleased. This time I purchased a 2021 Forester Premium with some extra goodies. My sales experience with Rolando Mendez was fantastic. No pressure at all but he made sure I was aware of all the extra features the vehicle has. He really took care of me and made sure that this was the vehicle for me. Speaking of the vehicle, the 2021 Forester Premium has a lot of safety features that are becoming more important to me as I get older and the Premium with option package 15 (blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert+++) was, for me, the way to go. All in all, a really good deal. And speaking of the deal, the discount from MSRP was good, particularly considering the current chip shortages, and the value offered for my trade was also good.

Experience

Pet Adoption - Dan C

Anicira is extremely thankful to Bob Wade Subaru for their continued dedication and support to homeless animals in need. Our organization looks forward to our annual adoption event at Bob Wade Subaru each year as it has been our largest adoption days and is always a fun event. Bob Wade’s Subaru’s staff is very easy to work with and is always willing to lend a helping hand during the events. During the mega adoption event, all team members involved are always smiling and playing with the adoptable dogs - you can tell every dog at the event is loving every moment of it! Because of the collaboration and amazing effort from the Bob Wade Subaru team from helping with marketing for the event, filming the commercials and attracting dozens of adopters, Anicira was able to adopt out over 90% of our adoptable dogs at just one event! The entire Bob Wade Subaru team went above and beyond to provide proper accommodations to help keep our staff, volunteers and adopters safe by providing personal protective equipment for everyone to use and set up socially distanced stations. Bonnie and Caroline are senior Chihuahuas who ended up at a rural shelter in Southwest Virginia after their loving pet parent passed away. Because of the Bob Wade Subaru adoption event, both Bonnie and Caroline found their new forever loving homes. Bonnie made quite the impression on an Anicira team member who decided she was the perfect fit for their family and adopted her from the event. Caroline was adopted by the Humphrey family who was looking for a new dog to love and spoil after their Chihuahua passed away. When they met Caroline at the Bob Wade Subaru Adoption Event, they knew she was the perfect fit and just what they had been looking for. The Humphreys traveled over 2 hours to make sure they could meet Caroline in person at the event. Both Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey are visually impaired so having a loving companion to spend their days with is extra special to them. Anicira cannot thank Bob Wade Subaru enough for their valued partnership and continued support of Anicira and our mission to help keep animals happy and healthy.

Pet Adoption

Giving Back - Janet W

The RMH Foundation is very pleased to collaborate with Bob Wade Subaru in giving the local community the improved chance for good health. Sentara RMH Medical Center’s mission is “We Improve Health Every Day. "This letter is written in appreciation of the special nature of the Subaru Share the Love Campaign and the impact it has had on our hospital. The RMH Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports the Sentara RMH Medical Center. We solicit, accept, account for and ensure gifts support the designated area of their donor. We have had five years together with Bob Wade Subaru for a total gift of $56,308. This sign shows each year’s check presentation photo taken with the Subaru Team and hospital representatives over the last five years. In November 2020, it was created and presented in appreciation to John Wade and the Subaru Team. The gifts all have helped support the Sentara RMH Heart and Vascular Center. These gifts assist patients facing heart disease, giving them a chance to lead a healthy life. Let me share the impact of the Bob Wade Subaru and the Subaru Share the Love gifts. In memory of Bob Wade, founder of Bob Wade Auto World, the contributions have been designated for the Sentara RMH Heart and Vascular Center: • Donations helped equip a brand new cardiac catheterization lab where physicians conduct a variety of path-breaking cardiac and vascular procedures. The new lab replaced10-year-old technology and offers superior imaging. It reduces the length of procedures, thereby lowering radiation exposure and increasing patient safety. And with up-to-the-minute technology, we can provide leading-edge care, like a new way to treat irregular heartbeats. • Donations helped build the Hybrid Operating Room to aid in trans-catheter aortic valve replacements. A building addition was constructed for this purpose. Aortic valves are now replaced with a minimally invasive technique in this new surgical area. The building is 3,603 square feet of space and cost $1.7 million. It was built on the hospital’s rooftop next to the existing operating rooms. It will continue to help save the lives of heart patients in our community. At the RMH Foundation, we love working with Bob Wade Subaru and John, Kevin and Steve and the Subaru team for their dedication to improving health and the lives of its people right here in our community. They are making a difference for the hearts in this community. Thank You for the Giving Spirit to Improve Hearts Every Day, Janet Wendelken RMH Foundation, Sentara RMH Medical Center 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-689-8543, office, jtwendel@Sentara.com

Giving Back

Purchase Experience - George R

Dear Subaru, We have owned a Subaru before and we are very happy with the vehicle, and we were looking for another. We did our homework online, talked with a local dealer, and made a decision to compare options by checking with another dealer as well. Bob Wade's dealership, in Harrisonburg, is 60 miles from our home in Stephens City, so we went there to see what might be available and how their operation compared to the local dealer. We found the sales staff and operations outstanding. They were very knowledgeable regarding the features of the car and financing options. They went the extra mile to reach out and locate exactly the car we were looking for and had it available the next day, as well as a very favorable financing option. They also demonstrated outstanding service the following week by installing the fog lights we had requested. Sincerely, George Riley

Purchase Experience

Subaru...Sharing The Love - Kathy T

It's hard to believe we're almost at the end of another year. With winter weather just around the corner I got new tires on the Subaru Outback to help me get through the bad weather. I was given a couple new clients, one in particular, Ralph. After Ralph's wife passed away he did not do much for himself. Ralph lives in a very secluded place. He does not always have someone to keep his road maintained. If it was not for having the Subaru Outback I would not be able to deliver meals to Ralph. I actually have to drive through a cowfield and yes, dodge cows and cow patties to deliver meals to Ralph. Ralph is very appreciative not only for a hot meal but also to see a smiling face. Thank you Subaru for donating the 2018 Subaru Outback to our senior center. Kathy Teter

Subaru...Sharing The Love

Subaru & LLS Blanket Delivery for Cancer Patients - Khiem T

On Friday, July 19, 2019, the Virginia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Bob Wade Subaru had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets and 10 arts & craft kits to Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center as part of the Subaru Loves To Care program. These comforting gifts were accompanied by personalized messages of hope written by the customers and staff of Bob Wade Subaru. This incredible act of generosity was warmly received by the Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center staff who were thrilled to distribute these comforting gifts to their patients. LLS is proud to partner with Subaru to spread hope, love and warmth to those fighting cancer, across the country and right here in the Harrisonburg, VA community. Many thanks to everyone at Bob Wade Subaru and Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center, not only for a memorable day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Subaru & LLS Blanket Delivery for Cancer Patients

Caring about Hearts, Supporting Our Hospital - Janet W

Bob Wade Subaru Gives $13,498 to RMH Foundation, Sentara RMH Medical Center Thanks to the team at Bob Wade Subaru for again choosing the RMH Foundation to be the recipient of the Subaru Share the Love Campaign funds. $13,498 was raised from the campaign held in November and December of 2018. The check was presented recently by, front row, Kevin Knott, manager; John Wade, owner; and Steve Gillette, manager, to Janet Wendelken of the RMH Foundation, with all the Subaru team members present. This is the another year the Harrisonburg vehicle dealership has selected the RMH Foundation to receive these funds. $250 is given to the Foundation for each vehicle sold. The donated funds will support the Sentara RMH Heart and Vascular Center. The RMH Foundation appreciates the continued support of Bob Wade Subaru to make hearts healthier in our community!

Caring about Hearts, Supporting Our Hospital

Excellent Purchase Experience - Dorenda D

Kevin, I wanted to thank you for the excellent purchase experience of our new 2019 Outback. What started as an online query ended with a sale. The short personal video created for my wife by your wonderful salesman Hunter Roberts and sent by email pretty much put Bob Wade Subaru at top of the list in all the dealers within 100 miles that we were planning to visit. The no haggle approach by the complete staff in pricing was a pleasant experience. The detailed checklists used by the sales associate was very effective and covered all the features of the vehicle. It's an incredible car and my wife is extremely happy with her new ride! I always like to commend folks who’s performance exceeds expectation and this purchase experience surely fits this category.. Sincerely Dr. William B Dodge III

Excellent Purchase Experience

Pet Adoption Success - Kevin K

Anicira is so thankful to partner with Bob Wade Subaru for their third annual adoption event. Our first year at Bob Wade Subaru’s adoption event, we were so happy to find 3 homes for our dogs. The following year, 8 of our adoptable dogs found homes. This year we wanted to expand on our prior success and with help from ASPCA, we pushed to have 30 dogs available at the adoption event, with a goal of finding homes for 10-15 of our dogs. This event took months to plan from finding volunteers, rescuing additional dogs from shelters, and marketing the event to ensure its success. It was so easy to work with the staff at Bob Wade Subaru. From our initial meeting about timing, goals and attractions to the day of the event, the staff at Bob Wade Subaru were so welcoming and accommodative. Leading up to the event, a few of our adoptable dogs became stars while being filmed for promotion videos at the dealership.The event was by far our most successful adoption event, with 34 dogs at the adoption event, 22 of them found new loving homes. We were so thrilled to see the entire Subaru staff in t-shirts promoting the event. One of our longest housed dogs even found her new home. Helen arrived at Anicira on July 23rd from a rescue in North Carolina. She was 10 years old, mostly blind and deaf and just wanted someone to enter into her golden years with. Her foster, Dawn, saw her and immediately came in to scoop her up out of the shelter and give her a safe space to crash while she searched for her forever family. Over time, Helen learned how to be a dog again! She started playing with her toys and running around the backyard, she enjoyed being around her canine foster siblings and entertained her foster family with all of her quirks (sleeping in a laundry basket was her favorite place to be!). While her foster family adored her, Helen was still looking for that forever family to love her as much as her fosters did. Adoption events came and went, but sweet Helen seemed to be overlooked by adopters. Her foster mom started to wonder if Helen would ever find her home. Helen attended her 10th adoption event at Bob Wade Subaru where Mary, her soon to be adopter, came searching for her. Mary had been following Helen's story for quite some time and after thinking about it she had decided Helen was the dog for her! Helen is now living her life of luxury and bliss with all the cozy blankets, toys and love she could have ever wanted! Mary says that Helen made herself right at home, acting like she's been there all her life. She loves her walks and play time, but bed time is her favorite.

Pet Adoption Success