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West Michigan International, K & R Truck Sales, and Idealease of West Michigan Donate $12,500 to Local Charities

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West Michigan International, K & R Truck Sales, and Idealease of West Michigan Donate $12,500 to Local Charities


West Michigan International, K&R Truck Sales and Idealease of West Michigan promoted a parts sales campaign to raise money for Lori’s Voice and Hand2Hand during the months of May and June this year. They donated 10% of their profits to these two organizations. The annual campaign raised $12,500 for a total donation. Lori’s Voice and Hand2Hand each received $6,250.

Every year, they hold this special parts campaign, and many customers, suppliers, and employees get involved to help raise money for the selected charities.  There are a different group of charities selected each year and many are suggested by employees.  This year there were six suppliers that had a share in the campaign: Bendix, Cummins Filtration, Delco, Hendrickson, International / Fleetrite, and Shell. 

“Every year, we look forward to our special promotion period. It is a good reminder about the importance of giving back to the community. We feel grateful to be able to have a share in giving back,” said Ed Rietman, Dealer Principal, West Michigan International/ K&R Truck Sales/Idealease of West Michigan. “We want to thank our customers, employees and supplier partners that support this annual charity campaign,” said Ed Rietman. 

“I am very grateful to West Michigan International, K&R Truck Sales and Idealease of West Michigan for their generous contribution to Lori’s Voice”, said Lori Hastings, President of Lori’s Voice. “Over the past year and a half our fundraising has been halted due to Covid 19. The support we receive from folks like you and your employees, restores our hope in humanity and allows us to continue our mission assisting special needs children. On behalf of the children, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

“Hand2Hand is honored to partner with West Michigan International, K&R, and Idealease as we seek to eliminate child weekend hunger in West Michigan. Together, we can ensure every student, ages 3-18 in West Michigan have access to weekend food. Hand2Hand puts weekend food into the hands of over 8,000 in 233 schools in West Michigan because of generous donations like this and thousands of volunteers who link arms for kids! We are so grateful for West Michigan International, K&R, and Idealease's compassion for kids in our community,” says Cheri Honderd, Founder and Executive Director, Hand2Hand.

About West Michigan International / K&R Truck Sales/Idealease of West Michigan

West Michigan International / K&R Truck Sales / Idealease of West Michigan is a full-service truck dealership in Western Michigan with locations in Holland, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Muskegon, MI. An authorized dealer for International Truck and Mitsubishi Fuso offering class 3-8 straight trucks and tractors with flexible financing solutions.  They have more than 90 service bays and can service and maintain all makes of vehicles from quick lubes to complete power train and engine rebuilds. There are three body shops with paint booths, complete tractor and trailer alignment and frame straightening. The parts department carries an extensive inventory of all makes new and used parts. Full-service leasing, rentals and dedicated maintenance programs are offered through Idealease. Emergency break down, towing and wrecker service is available 24-hours a day and 7 days a week. Additional information is available at www.wmitrucks.com.


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