Contributions from Honda associates, along with matching funds from the company, raised more than $1.4 million during the 2013 United Way campaign. The annual campaign solicits contributions from associates at Honda of America Manufacturing and Honda Engineering North America to support numerous non-profit agencies in our local communities.
(Pictured from left to right: Bobbie Trittschuh, United Way Campaign Coordinator at Honda of America; Tammy Allison, 2012 Board President; Mike Mullins, 2012 Campaign Chair; and Jim Donnelly, Executive Director stand in front of the Logan County Courthouse. Honda pledged $205,962 towards the United Way of Logan County campaign.)
This is the 18th consecutive year that associates and Honda of America donations have exceeded the $1 million mark. Including the latest pledges for the coming year, cumulative contributions to United Way agencies since the Honda campaigns began in 1982 will exceed $33 million.
“We have a strong team of associates at Honda who support United Way agencies through personal volunteering and by providing funding for their operations," said Bobbie Jo Trittschuh, who manages the United Way campaign at Honda of America. "In another outstanding effort, our associates are supporting hundreds of local agencies that, among many other things, provide educational programs for youth and care for people in crisis.”
A large majority of Honda associates participated and the average pledge increased during the 2013 campaign. While the pledges have a significant impact in communities near Honda facilities, they also were broadly distributed into 59 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and 39 counties outside Ohio.
“We know from working with local agencies that the needs for services have grown during these challenging times,” said Rick Schostek, senior vice president and Honda’s campaign co-chair. “In addition to their United Way contributions, many of our associates also are involved volunteering their time and unique talents to local organizations that help improve our communities and peoples’ lives.”
Honda of America operates three plants in Ohio, including the East Liberty Auto Plant, the Marysville Auto Plant, and the Anna Engine Plant. Honda engineering has operations at the Marysville and Anna locations. Associates at other Honda operations in Ohio also participate in local United Way campaigns.