Auburn, Maine-based VIP Tires & Service has announced it will donate $12,180 to the City of Lewiston Support Fund which is helping families impacted by the recent mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine.
From Oct. 30 to Nov. 12, VIP donated $10 for every tire sold at its Auburn store and two Lewiston locations. The company ended up selling 718 tires to aid in the recovery efforts.
In addition, VIP’s banking partner, Berkshire Bank, matched VIP’s initial donations up to $5,000, bringing the total up to $12,180.
“At a time of unprecedented grief in the Auburn-Lewiston area, the VIP team has been doing whatever we can to help those in need,” says Tim Winkeler, president and CEO of VIP.
“Let’s face it: Maine will never be the same after these tragic events, but the local community is coming together and standing strong to grieve, pray and find a way through such an unthinkable tragedy. Our contribution to the recovery efforts is another step toward that recovery.”
The City of Lewiston Support Fund is managed by Androscoggin Bank.