The 2024 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We are honored to be nationally recognized by Subaru of America, Inc. for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

The 2024 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award recognizes elite Subaru retailer who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as environment, community, health, education, and pets.

Here at Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru, we love our community as much as we love our vehicles and are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of all of our customers and neighbors.


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.

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



In a perfect world, hunger would be history and hope would be commonplace. We believe a perfect world is possible.

In 2020, Subaru and its retailers made a donation to Feeding America to provide 50 million meals to help feed people in need during the COVID-19 crisis,* making meals available at 199 local food banks across the country.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.



Subaru and our retailers are committed to protecting and preserving the Earth, not just by our words, but also by our actions.

More than 13 million pieces of hard-to-recycle waste collected and recycled through TerraCycle®.



Subaru believes we all should have a chance to lead a healthy life. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) and their local hospital or cancer treatment center to give warm blankets and encouraging messages of hope, written by retailers and Subaru customers in their stores, to support patients facing cancer. Through our partnership with LLS, we've supported nearly 350,000 cancer patients nationwide. We're proud to be LLS's largest automotive donor.



Subaru and its retailers, like us, are continuing our support of education and high-needs schools in our communities through Subaru Loves Learning(R) by providing teachers across the country with funding to purchase the school supplies and resources they know are needed to help students thrive in the classroom. Through our partnership with, Subaru and its retailers will have supported more than 470,000 students nationwide and are proud to be their largest corporate supporter.



Subaru believes all pets deserve a loving home. That's why Subaru and its retailers, like us, partner with a local animal shelter every October to provide direct financial assistance and host adoption events to help animals find loving homes. Through our partnership with local and national organizations, we have donated over $51 million, which has supported the adoption, rescue, transport, and health of over 420,000 animals. We're proud to be the largest corporate donor to the ASPCA.


The Subaru Share the Love® Event

Subaru and its retailers believe in giving back to our communities. That's why for every new vehicle sold or leased during the Subaru Share the Love event, Subaru and its retailers, like us, makes a donation to national charities that our owners care about and to over 2,100 local charities where Subaru owners live and work.

Now, after 15 years, Subaru and our retailers have donated over $256 million to charity all to give back and to make the world a better place.

The Subaru Share the Love<sup>®</sup> Event

How is Morrie's Brooklyn Park 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. We do this because it's the right thing to do.

  • Second Hand Hounds
  • Simpson House
  • Morrie's Feeding Minds Backpack Drive
  • DNR
  • CEAP & Crescent Cove

Love Promise Stories from Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru

Subaru and Morrie's Brooklyn Park 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.


We would like to thank Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru for sponsoring the boys community tennis. As a no-cut program, we provide an opportunity to all of the boys in our area to be able to go out for the sport of tennis. Some of our boys may be faced with financial challenges and Morries Brooklyn Park Subaru support provided them with such things as rackets, uniforms, training fees, etc. Subaru truly made this an equal opportunity for those that would not normally be able to afford the chance to participate. So thank you again Subaru! And thank you again Morrie’s!

Helping Furry Friends

For the past few years, Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru has graciously stepped forward as a vital partner in our mission at Secondhand Hounds/ The Bond Between. Their generous sponsorship of our transport vehicle is invaluable and empowers us to extend our life-saving efforts across the United States by transporting animals to our rescue. With Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru's support, we can continue our commitment to rescuing and providing loving homes for animals in need, profoundly impacting countless furry companions' lives. Their dedication to our cause exemplifies a shared commitment to animal welfare and underscores the positive change that collaborative partnerships can bring.


My son George was diagnosed at 2 months old with a worsening brain condition. He was not responding to medical interventions and hospice was decided. During the worst possible moment in our lives, our doctor suggested end of life care at Crescent Cove. I am forever grateful that Crescent Cove provided amazing end of life care for our baby George for 2 weeks, always having 1-3 RNs available to him. They not only took care of George but also myself and my family; We were fed by volunteers for 3 meals per day, our toddler aged son and family could come and visit us, and the staff at Crescent Cove set us up with memory making opportunities. They took care of us and George so that we could just be Mom and Dad again. Some of the memory making opportunities included family portraits and a movie night. George passed away in February and our first Crescent Cove event happened to be a Subaru event. I was SO happy to hear that Subaru donates money to a place that provided our son, and our family, with such amazing care. My husband and I have been a fan of our Subaru Outback since we purchased it in 2017 so it was meant to be that we got to witness Subaru donate a $60,000 check to Crescent Cove! Thank you for your donation, I hope you continue to support them as our family will too.

We are grateful for your support

We first got connected to the good people of Morries Brooklyn Park Subaru because several of our nurses own Subarus and this is the dealership closest to our home that they go to for service. I work at Crescent Cove, the only children's respite and hospice home in Minnesota and the Midwest, and we are mere miles away from this dealership. They learned about our mission and wanted to know how they could help. They encouraged us to apply to be a part of the "Share the Love" campaign, and we are so grateful! Not only do they help to raise money for our Home, they also learned about our mission and the children we serve, and speak to their customers about our special place. The awareness building has been incredible! We are a relatively small nonprofit with only 5 rooms for children and one suite for parents for end-of-life stays. Insurance does not pay for the care we provide, and we do not want our families to have any out-of-pocket costs, so they pay nothing. We exist because of the generosity and compassion of people like those who are at Morries Brooklyn Park Subaru. After a successful Share the Love campaign, we learned that they had raised over $60,000 for Crescent Cove, an incredible amount! We wanted to have a luncheon to celebrate with them at our Home, but they insisted that THEY host it, so they had a cookout at the dealership and we invited staff, families, and volunteers from Crescent Cove to attend. What an absolute gift it is to know these generous and kind people and have them be a part of our community.

Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru has provided us with much needed support over the last 7 years

Jerry, Tina and the entire team over at Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru have been long time supporters of our Best Christmas Ever program. What we do is help families who have fallen on tough times through no fault of their own with a surprise, custom "Best Christmas Ever" and then have wrap around programs like financial literacy and health and wellness that each come with a $1,000 grant to help create a long term shift for the family. Do to the continued support we've been able to impact over 1,000 families with a surprise that they will never forget and the tools to be able to help create a long term change. Thank you so much for your consistent support you are a valued partner!

Fishing for Healing

Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. We are very thankful to Morries Brooklyn Park Subaru for providing the meals for this event. They have supported us for years, and continue to be a caring partner. Our program is unique! For women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment, the gentle motion of fly casting can be helpful for increasing mobility in the arm and upper body. Couple that with the emotional benefits of connecting with nature, and you’ve got powerful medicine! Cast off to you Brooklyn Park Subaru

Supporting the Small Causes

Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru has been supporting our Noelle M. Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament for many years. The tournament was established in memory of our three year old daughter, Noelle, who died in a car crash in 1997. The golf tournament funds the Noelle M. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Elk River High School which awards several $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors each year. These scholarships would not be possible without Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru's continued support. It began with Jerry Heinecke helping us organize a hole-in-one contest with Morrie's offering a car as the winning prize. That support has now grown to helping us sponsor several different prize winnings for our golf tournament participants. Jerry himself has given his personal support by having a team golf in our tournament for many years. We are just a small, family run golf tournament trying to make something positive out of a tragedy while memorializing our little girl. Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru could choose a more well-known charity/cause to donate to that would bring them more recognition. Their support for our local golf tournament shows how they care for everyone including the "little guys." Their support means so much to us and we are so very humbled and grateful. Sincerely, Elliott and Christine Anderson

Subaru Helps Their Community

The Brooklyn Park Crime Prevention Association would like to take the time to thank Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru. This is the second year for our partnership. Not only did Tina and her team participate, but they also helped sponsor the event. The event was hosted to support crime prevention related programs in the city of Brooklyn Park. This event’s fundraising specifically assists us in providing athletic equipment such as Frisbees, soccer balls, footballs, basketballs and more for police officers to have in their vehicles to interact with and give to young people under the “Play Safe, Stay Safe” program. It also assists us in supporting other events throughout the year such as the police department’s Santa Cop program, National Night Out, and Neighborhood Watch related initiatives just to name a few. Thank You Brooklyn park Subaru!

Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru & LLS Blanket Drop at M Health Fairview Masonic Cancer Clinic

For the eighth consecutive year, our friends at Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) to deliver hope and warmth to blood cancer patients at M Health Fairview Masonic Cancer Clinic. Representatives from Morrie’s Brooklyn Park, Tim Kause and Brian Otterness, were alongside hospital staff members including Leslie Ferguson, Eric Scott, Justin Walm, and Kristen Bink to unpack their generous donation of 80 blankets, 30 patient care kits, and Messages of Hope for families battling cancer. LLS staff member, Shannon Blake, met with local patient Heather who enjoyed sharing her love of hockey with Tim. Thank you so much Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru staff for providing messages of hope and reminding cancer patients that there’s a big community supporting them along their journey!

Helping Children with Shortened Life Expectancies, and the Families who Love Them

Just 10 minutes away from Morries Brooklyn Park Subaru is a unique home on Twin Lake, the only children’s respite and hospice home in Minnesota and only the 3rd in the United States. Here, we care for children with complex medical conditions and shortened life expectancies. A vibrant and joyful home-away-from home, our goal is to help families feel Embraced, Assured, and Celebrated. For these families with medically fragile children, every day is a gift and the current moment is the only one that matters. Our goal is to support families who find themselves in the role of caregiver to their children, by providing short-term stays for children who need advanced nursing care so that their parents can take their first vacation since their birth, or spend quality time with other children in the family and each other. Our other focal point is to provide a sacred place for end-of-life care as well. These same families who are thrust into the role of caregiver for their children often say good-bye to them before they reach adulthood. When that time comes, the family can come to Crescent Cove and extended family members can visit, create memories together and say good-bye while we take on the work of keeping their child comfortable in their last moments. Many of our nurses and staff have purchased vehicles at Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru and often visit for service appointments. During one of these visits, a Crescent Cove nurse was telling Morrie’s employees about Crescent Cove and the families we serve. The employees were curious about this home and wanted to see it, so they came for a tour. They discovered a home filled with laughter, joy, and compassion, not the melancholy place they perhaps expected. They knew they wanted to be a part of this special mission. Crescent Cove became a beneficiary of Subaru’s Share the Love® Event, and more than $20,000 was given to our Home. This has allowed us to continue to grow and serve more families, providing more than 700 nights of respite and end-of-life care in 2022 and supporting more than 340 families. We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift which allows us to care for children every day and help them make moments count!

Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru Supports Neighbors

Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru first partnered with CEAP to host a food drive. Since then, they’ve supported us financially, through volunteerism, and by facilitating a relationship between CEAP and Subaru of America. A few years ago, Subaru of America launched a program to provide vehicles to local Meals on Wheels® chapters like CEAP. Tina Ingalls stepped in to submit a request for a vehicle on CEAP’s behalf and advocated for the impact that vehicle could have for our program and our community. CEAP was awarded a Subaru Outback that we now use to deliver hot meals, safety checks, and friendship to our homebound neighbors through CEAP Meals on Wheels! Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru continues to extend a hand of support to the CEAP community through food drives and financial donations, and we are so grateful for their partnership!


I recently purchased a 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness from Morrie’s Brooklyn Park in Minnesota and promptly traveled to Colorado. Driving through South Dakota, an unfamiliar noise developed from the front transaxle area. The cars performance was not affected so I continued to Denver thinking that a service visit to the local dealer for diagnosis was needed. Well, the news was not good, a transmission failure and a significant oil leak from the engine. Oh the woes of the supply chain shortages and delays were my nemesis. I was left stranded in Colorado when I needed to get back to my home in Duluth, MN. I travel to some amazing places for work. Travel upcoming, Antarctica. I needed to get my personal affairs in order prior to deployment; see my family, winterize the house, lots to do and I was already short on days even before the car left me stranded. Well, I reached out to Morrie’s while in Colorado to update them on my unfortunate situation. They immediately jumped into action and assisted with whatever they could. They worked with the Colorado dealership gathering updates for me and got me in touch with corporate Subaru to work on alternative plans to get me back home. They really went the extra mile in assisting me. Daily check ins, updates to me when received, collaboration with corporate Subaru, just worked hard on my issues. It goes without saying that the customer service I received from Morrie’s Subaru Brooklyn Park was nothing less than top notch. The sales manager was contacting me after hours with updates, working with corporate Subaru and the Colorado dealership. I can’t say enough to the level of service received. As consumers we have the advantage to shop around for the best deals. We can also choose to show loyalty to places that treat us well. This was the second Outback I purchased from Morrie’s Brooklyn Park. The staff is top notch and when the time comes, I will once again take the drive from Duluth to Brooklyn Park (Minneapolis) to buy another Subaru from Morrie’s. Yes, my ordeal was unfortunate, inconvenient and a bit disappointing, however, the customer service I received from Morrie’s and corporate Subaru was outstanding. It lessoned the sting knowing I was supported, validated and getting taken care of. Cheers, best. Gavin Reynolds

Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru Gifts Patients of Masonic Cancer Clinic

For the seventh year in a row, Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver hope and warmth to cancer patients being treated at University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Clinic. General Manager Jerry Heinecke and Sales Manager Tina Ingalls drove up with boxes full of beautiful blankets as well as craft kits to entertain kiddos waiting with parents during their chemo treatments. We were honored to present a blanket to special guest Jack Taggart, three-time blood cancer survivor and long-time LLS volunteer. Jack was first diagnosed with leukemia at age 9 and has since endured two relapses, two bone marrow transplants, a hip replacement due to chemo effects, and so much more. But now, thanks to the great care he received at M Health Fairview system, Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru and LLS staff were able to celebrate his remission and even high school graduation! Not only does Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru selflessly manage the blanket donations each year, but they have also chosen The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as their hometown charity for "Share the Love" for all four years of Jack's high school career, donating over $60,000 to the mission of LLS! “To say this blanket event was serendipitous is an understatement."

Support for North View Readers

We have a community of voracious readers at North View Middle School and I am grateful for Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru for their contribution to our Media Center. Our student population is very diverse and it is extremely important for all students to see themselves represented in the books they read. This donation will help us continue to provide all of our readers with a large variety of fun, new books. Thank you so much!

Thanks for the warmth!

Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru isn’t just supporting Simpson Housing Services with Share the Love this year – they also packed and donated blankets and other essential supplies to help shelter guests and housing program participants stay warm. You can check out this video on our Facebook page: We’re happy to see Morrie’s commitment to the community we love. Simpson Housing Services’ mission is to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. You can learn more at our website:

Love keeps us going

Every winter, Simpson Housing Services and its partners hold a vigil and service for people who lost their lives while homeless that year. This year’s annual Minnesota Homeless Memorial will take place on December 16. We light candles – one for every name on our list of lost loved ones. The candles are always new, never re-used. It was important to us early on that everyone being honored have their very own. Even when times are hard – even when we lose friends, sisters, fathers, cousins – what keeps us going is the love we share with our community and the hope that things can be better in the future. Support like Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru’s Share the Love event helps us make good on our mission to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Simpson and this year’s vigil here:

Simpson Housing Services shares the love

Simpson Housing Services’ mission is to house, support, and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. Since our beginnings in 1982 in the basement of Simpson United Methodist Church, Simpson has become a leading nonprofit providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness. Our services have grown to include five key programs: emergency shelter, supportive housing programs for youth, single adults, and families – along with developmental and educational services for children of families in our Family and Youth Programs. We were one of the first Minnesota organizations to use the nationally-recognized Housing First model. Today, we serve about 2,000 people a year and operate a 24-7 shelter. With COVID-19 still out there and winter coming, it’s never been more important for our neighbors to be able to safely shelter in place. We ask you to join us in making that possible. We're already so grateful to have the help of Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru, which is supporting us with its Share the Love event. If you want to get to know us a little better, we recommend watching this video featuring one of our past participants, Buffy. She talks about how having safe, stable housing allowed her to focus more on her family and her goals, and all that she’s been able to accomplish since. You can also learn more on our website: Thank you!

Ranger Tennis Happily "Benched" by Morrie's

The Forest Lake High School girls and boys tennis programs are extremely grateful to Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru for sponsoring the 2nd annual Rally for the Rangers community tennis tournament. Our goals for the day are to bring together the tennis community in Forest Lake, have fun playing tennis together, and raise money to support the boys and girls teams. Currently, we are one of the few schools in our conference without benches for players to use during matches. If players want to sit down to catch their breath on changeovers, they have to sit on the ground. That is also the case for community members who use the school courts. We dedicated our fundraising at this tournament to adding benches as a way for Ranger players and the community that supports us. Because of Morrie's very generous support, this year's tournament proceeds will allow us to "bench" each of the courts so all tennis players--community and Rangers--no longer have to sit on the ground during matches. Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru’s very large and visible donation brought a lot of excitement to our event. As players arrived to check in for their tournament matches, they saw the beautiful new Ascent and Morrie's banner at the center of the courts. We had fun sunglasses to hand out as part of Morrie's gift. Kids and adults were excited and often asked for a pair for a friend or grandchild who was coming to watch. We shared with everyone how thrilled we were to have Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru's sponsorship for the tournament. There were 34 doubles teams competing in two brackets and over fifty spectators who came to cheer on their friends and family as they played. Your dealership's generosity will live on at the courts as we will be engraving Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru on two of the new benches. We are all grateful to Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru for "benching" Ranger tennis!

Morrie's Gifts Children Tablets For Mental Health

The Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru team lives by their motto “Subaru loves to help” investing in the community through volunteer time, donated items, and financial sponsorship. When staff from People Incorporated reached out, the first thing they asked was “What do you need?” Many students in the School-Linked Mental Health program were in danger of losing therapy during the summer months due to a lack of transportation and access to technology. The Morrie’s team jumped into action, helping to cover the cost of extra tablets that could be given to students, providing vital access for those kids in need of summer support. “Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru is a business grounded in serving our community and is always looking to partner with organizations doing local work supporting our youth and families. As our community supports us, we are fortunate enough to be able to return that support. People Incorporated and its programs do so much to help move mental health out of the shadows and provide support to those in need. They are a perfect partner for us,” said Jerry Heinecke, General Manager.

Subaru Helps Feed Communities

Second Harvest Heartland received a generous grant from Feeding America and Subaru. The thank you video below from a long-time volunteer expresses our gratitude and explains how it will help our community.

Morrie's Subaru Shares the Love with Pause 4 Paws

From October 22 to October 29, 2020, Pause 4 Paws and Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru partnered to host an in-person and virtual pet adoption event. This collaboration provided the opportunity to connect with our community and adopt deserving dogs and cats into their forever homes. Through the grant funds from the ASPCA & Subaru Loves Pets Grant Program, we provided spray and neuter surgeries and vaccinations for 25 cats in need. Many of these cats were adopted during the month of October! Two of the cats were adopted together. Life did not start out easy for these two precious kitties, but with time, proper vet care, a fabulous foster family, and the love and patience of their adoptive family, Echo and Foxy have, “A New Leash on Life.” None of this would have been possible without the generosity of the ASPCA & Subaru Loves Pets Grant Program. It takes a village to do this work, and we are forever grateful to have these supporters part of the Pause 4 Paws village. We are so grateful for Morrie’s Subaru and their support of our nonprofit organization and the animals in need of loving homes. From all of us at Pause 4 Paws, thank you to Morrie’s Brooklyn Park for your generous support!

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Morrie's Shares the Love with Hometown Charities

Thanks to Morrie's ongoing support of CEAP through the Share the Love campaign, this year over $29,000 was raised by the community. This is more than has ever been raised for CEAP through the Share the Love campaign, and will go a long way in ensuring our neighbors have access to nutritious food and emergency services. Morrie's is an incredible steward of our community and always makes sure their customers know about CEAP! We're so grateful at CEAP to have Morrie's Subaru as a longtime partner of our organization.

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Sharing the Love with Cancer Patients

The team at Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru generously chose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN/ND/SD Chapter as a Share the Love hometown charity this past winter. Throughout November and December, YOU - their amazing customers - were able to choose a charity to receive $250 of your purchase. This resulted in a donation of over $28,000 to our local chapter to assist blood cancer patients and their families.The timing of this donation couldn't come at a more needed moment for LLS, as nonprofits navigate troubling waters amidst a global pandemic. Our cancer patients need us now more than ever, as they navigate everything from financial struggles, how to receive cancer treatment during a shutdown, and extreme anxiety as compromised individuals themselves. LLS can be here for THEM because YOU are here for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru!

Subaru Delivers New Recipes to Seniors

Thanks to Subaru's selection of CEAP as a recipient of a Subaru Outback in 2017, we've been able to accept volunteers who may not have reliable car transportation. As a non-profit food shelf, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to give back in their community while also receiving help; it shouldn't have to be a choice between the two. With Subaru's help, we've been able to remove another barrier to allow even more people to volunteer. This month our Meals on Wheels program is debuting several new recipes for our senior participants, some of which will be delivered in the Subaru by staff and volunteers. Our new recipes include: turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, BBQ pork loin with biscuit and honey and vegetables, Moussaka with vegetables, Beef tips in gravy over egg noodles, and a hot turkey sandwich. These recipes celebrate the diversity of our community and share nutritious food with those who may not otherwise have access-- and I think we can all agree that's something to love!

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Heartwarming Donation to U of M Cancer Clinic

On June 24, Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) spread love, hope and warmth to blood cancer patients in treatment at The University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Clinic. Subaru customers wrote cards of hope which were gifted to patients with blankets and craft kits to provide comfort during their cancer journey. LLS volunteer Jillian Cicero accepted a blanket on behalf of the University of Minnesota and in memory of her mom. Jillian’s mother was diagnosed with AML in August of 2008. After a long, hard road she passed away from bone marrow transplant complications in 2012. Dr. Erica Warlick took great care of Jillian’s mom and got to know Jillian very well throughout the journey and have stayed in touch ever since. The two were reunited at the blanket donation event alongside Morrie’s Brooklyn Park. They even got to hand out blankets together at the clinic. Jillian just graduated from high school so the Morrie's BP Subaru team surprised her with generous presents for heading off on her next adventure: college life. She said, “What a great day! I was so happy to hand out blankets with Dr. Warlick and spend more time with her. Thank you to Morrie’s Brooklyn Park for the generous donation. This makes me even more proud to drive MY Subaru!”


Subaru Shares the Love

As a hometown charity, we can't thank Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru enough for their generous support of CEAP. Their donation of over $16,000 means more meals on the table for neighbors in our community. But they didn't stop there! They've also been stuffing a vehicle full of food each month to bring to food shelf - over 500 pounds of food to feed our neighbors!


Morrie's Subaru Fills the Food Shelf

Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru hosted a food drive for the holidays for families in need of extra support. They filled their Subaru to the brim! All total, they donated 400 pounds of food - enough to fill over 300 dinner plates!

The neighbors are what keep me coming back

Meet Kathy Moon! Kathy is a retired dental receptionist with a heart of gold who uses her free time to deliver Meals on Wheels year round. She received a mailing from CEAP just over a year and a half ago and thought “Delivering meals would be a lot of fun.” Kathy has a degree in studio art and does calligraphy for weddings on the side. She has always been a social person and loves that delivering meals helps her get out and stay connected to people in her community. “The neighbors and drivers are what drive me to keep coming back. I’ve learned so much for them.” Kathy shared that every person that she delivers to has been so kind, grateful and super nice to her. “It’s become such an important part of my routine. I really look forward to my routes each week.” When asked what she would say to someone who was on the fence about volunteering she responded, “I believe that every person should do a little volunteer work in their lives. It’s good for everyone.” Kathy is a Minnesota native that demonstrates with every route that Meals on Wheels deliver more than hot food, they deliver smiles, friendships and connections to your neighbors.


the rewards outweigh the effort

Meet Tom and Carla! This lovely duo got involved with CEAP through Saint Alphonsus Church in 1991 and have been volunteering on and off as Meals on Wheels drivers ever since. They’ve met some incredible people, volunteers, and participants, during their time at CEAP. “Some of the best people I’ve met have been through volunteering at CEAP.”Before retirement, Tom worked in the food industry and Carla was an underwriter for St. Paul Traveler’s for over 25 years. Since their retirement, the couple has intensified their “giving back” approach to life by volunteering at the Guthrie, the Arboretum and delivering Meals on Wheels once a week. Both Tom and Carla remarked on how surprising the need was for assistance and warm meals in the community. “There are so many people who need help in our community. Without doing Meals on Wheels, you would never know.” Carla is thankful for the opportunity to help her neighbors and the connection that volunteering offers. Her words of wisdom for someone who was on the fence about volunteering, “The rewards outweigh the effort.”

#SubaruLovesToCare w/ LLS + Masonic Cancer Clinic

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, as part of the national Subaru Loves to Care program, Morrie’s BrooklynPark Subaru worked with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to deliver 80 blankets, along with arts and crafts kits and cards of hope to patients at University ofMinnesota Masonic Cancer Clinic. Tina Ingalls and Joe Seppa came on behalf of Subaru. Both are active volunteers in their community and have worked with LLS before.Their enthusiasm for the projectwas evident as they happily carried blankets into the hospital and connected with patients. One such patient was Bill Bannon, who was kind enough to share his story with volunteers. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in April 2017 and had a mutation that made his case very serious and difficult to treat. The only possibility for any chance at survival would be to undergo anumbilical stem cell transplant from a donor. Unfortunately,within six weeks the leukemia had returned. This made Bill’s chances for survival non-existent. As a last-ditch effort to prolong his life, Bill was accepted into a clinical trial of a newdrug which specifically targets the FLT-3 mutation.The drug successfully inhibited the leukemia and he was released to go home in December, 2017. Upon his return checkup in January, 2018, doctors discovered that the donor cells had survived there lapsed leukemia and had now fully engrafted in Bill’s bone marrow.His blood levels were all normal and there was no sign of leukemia in his blood or marrow. Bill was declared in complete remission with a greatly improved prognosis. Bill graciously accepted the blankets and expressed how appreciative he was for the work that Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are doing. He still can’t believe how lucky he was to have received such great careat the Masonic Cancer Clinic and from the doctors and nurses.“I wake up every morning extremely grateful,” Bill told staff.

Above and Beyond

On April 25 I got the worst news, my beloved Subaru with 186,000 needed a very expensive repair and was not worth saving. I needed my car that weekend as I had several loads of "horse tack" to transport. I was desperate. I called a nearby dealer only to be met with the worst conversation ever. in 2012, I had a good experience with Morrie's and called there. I got the Internet person who was very friendly - but this is really a story about Tina Ingalls. I had a good experience with Tina when she was the finance mgr in 2012. She called because she was following up on the internet lead from the day before. I was quite discouraged. She said "How can we help?" I explained how discouraged I was and I just wanted a car. She said "Just tell me what you want - I'm here to help." I said "I don't want to talk to a salesperson, I don't need to watch a video, I don't want to test drive. I want to come in and pick up a car." "OK she said - what color, what features, etc." I quickly outlined what I wanted, what I wanted to spend. Tina said "I'll call you right back," Within 30 minutes, she called back, said "You are all approved. I found your 2nd color choice. It will be here at 4 - when do you want to come in? I said "Actually 4:30 if it will be ready and I can get a ride" Tina said "I'll have someone come and get you and I'll have the paperwork all ready. She sent a lovely salesperson named Danielle to pick me up. We had the best talk and I didn't feel like I was being "sold". When we got to Morrie's, Tina met us and said "Guess what, I found your first color choice, you just choose which you want and we will make it happen. Within 2 hours, I completed paperwork - Dominic was great! - and I was driving home. I cannot emphasize how much I needed someone to make this simple for me. I drive about 25,000 miles a year - I'm just busy. Being without my car almost cripples me. To have Tina "fix" this problem, took a huge weight off my shoulders. She actually listened to what I needed and met those needs - no - exceeded those needs. I cannot thank her enough and she has a customer for life! Many thanks to Tina Ingalls and her team.

The secret to 62 years of marriage

This winter, CEAP staff and volunteers had the opportunity to deliver meals through the ice and snow to Tim and Brenda. This is a very special couple who have been married and living in the same house together for 62 years.Through joy, sorrow and all the things that life can throw at you, Tim shared that the connections he has with Meals on Wheels volunteers are what keeps him grounded and at home with his wife in his advanced age. Brenda has recently been diagnosed with vascular dementia and has difficulty moving around, cooking and keeping a schedule. He admits that he never really had great cooking or grocery planning skills and heavily relies on the hot meals delivered to his door everyday. Tim and Brenda are incredibly grateful for the meals and connections that Meals on Wheels has brought to their lives. The Subaru Outback is another vehicle, that handles wonderfully in bad Minnesota weather, that delivers meals and friendships to our most deserving neighbors.


Morrie's BP Subaru Supports All It's Neighbors

Morrie’s Brookyln Park Subaru has been such an incredible partner during our 50 Cars for 50 Years’ experience. Even before our vehicle donation event on November 14th, 2017, Morrie’s had been filling our vehicle to the brim with non-perishable groceries to help us stock our shelves. When they delivered the Subaru they even helped us unload the vehicle and teach our staff the ins and outs of the vehicle. Now, Morrie’s had started a toy drive for us to ensure that every child has a present to open on Christmas morning. They hosted our Volunteer Coordinator last Saturday in their lobby to help recruit volunteers for our programming. And Finally, they connected us with Rebekkah Brunson, a player for the Minnesota Lynx basketball team, and joined her in delivering Meals on Wheels in our brand new vehicle. We are thankful for their partnership and engagement.


Above & Beyond For 2nd Year Partnership w/ LLS

Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru’s Love Promise went above and beyond in their second year of partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Minnesota Chapter. When the LLS staff first met their team to kick off last year's #SubarulovesToCare initiative, there was an instant connection. Every employee seems to have philanthropy embedded in them, thanks to their leadership team. When they get behind a cause, they do it in a big way.After a very successful blanket delivery to patients receiving cancer treatment last year together, Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru generously chose LLS as their Share the Love Hometown Charity for the holiday season and raised over $50,000 for blood cancer research and patient assistance! We were BLOWN AWAY. And they continue to come alongside LLS and our patients by signing back up for another Subaru Loves to Care month, which concluded on July 25 with a donation of blankets, craft kits, and handwritten inspirational messages to patients battling blood cancer at The U of M Cancer Clinic. Dr. Erica Warlick proudly accepted the blankets for the hospital, as she is the reigning LLS Woman of the Year and a well-loved physician at the clinic. One of her grateful patients currently battling AML, Doug, accepted a blanket alongside her. Doug is proud to have supported Erica's winning fundraising campaign for LLS Woman of the Year: "I see a lot of people at the hospital, in the waiting room – they all think the world of her and so do I."


Fighters Foundation Golf Tournament Sponsor

Tina and her team at Morrie's stepped up and sponsored the Fighters Foundation First Golf Tournament this year that was held on June 24th, 2017 at Riverwood National in Otsego. Without their support and contribution, the tournament would not have turned out as well as it did. The Fighters Foundation was created to help cancer and other hospital patients with financial support and because of Morries Brooklyn Park Subaru, we were able to raise approximately $3,000.00 to distribute to those fighting the good fight! Thanks again to Tina and her Morries team for helping with our fundraiser and we hope to see you all next year!! Josh Iskierka President/Founder Fighters Foundation


Thank you for sponsoring our Walk For Talk 5K!

Haley is an 18 month old girl who was diagnosed with a bilateral, profound sensorineural hearing loss at birth. She received bilateral cochlear implants in December of 2016 and they were activated (turned on) on January 18, 2017 at 14 months of age. Before this day, Haley was never able to hear people talking to her. She did not understand or use any spoken words. Haley and her parents began attending the Northern Voices parent infant program on February 2, 2017 and she entered the toddler program 5 days a week on March 21, 2017. In just 4 short months, Haley has begun to understand several words and follow simple one step directions. She is also able to say a few common words (i.e., up, fall down, open etc.) and is beginning to approximate several words through imitation. She receives 1 hour of individual listening and spoken language therapy each day and truly enjoys every minute of it. Haley doesn’t even know she is working so hard because she is having so much fun doing so! It is our goal at Northern Voices to enable Haley to communicate through the use of listening and spoken language, and help prepare her to reach her full potential. We believe that Haley is fully equipped with the resources to one day be successfully mainstreamed and have language skills that are at or above her hearing peers. We believe that one day she will thank you in her own words for this incredible gift.


4th Annual Bash4Guild

The Bash4Guild raises money for Guild Incorporated's Equilibrium (EQ) Youth Services –raising awareness and smashing stigma. EQ serves youth 16-20 with severe and persistent mental illness. Emceed by KFAN’s Meatsauce, the party thrilled attendees with games, live music by local musician Sarah Christine as well as the band, Stache, a silent auction, and new features including a caricature artist and magician. Over 500 people attended this year – up 100 from last year, and over $60,000 was raised for EQ. “The event is the perfect indicator of what a large group of people can do when they get together to support a cause,” says event co-founder, Matt Bollero. “Every year we do this, it’s a chance for everyone there to help fight the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Awareness continues to grow, and this event is just another opportunity to continue to break down the barrier.” The event's success is due, in large part, to generous sponsors like Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru. We are so appreciative of your support and the great work you do in our community!


New Leash on Life for Nippers

Pause 4 Paws (P4P) supports 18 animal rescues and sanctuaries across Minnesota and to Puro Gato Rescue in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. P4P distributes funds to cover the cost of vaccinations, spay/neutering, emergency medical care and delivers donated dog and cat food directly to the rescues. P4P and their Beneficiary Organizations have saved over 25,000 dogs and cats and spayed or neutered nearly 17,000 animals. 100% of the funds distributed through P4P goes directly to the support and care of the animals. The donation from Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru allowed P4P to give one of our beneficiaries the funds to save Nippers, who had been abused and neglected in his previous home. Once we learned that P4P would cover his medical fees we took him in immediately. After a few days of settling into his new environment we removed Nippers leash outside in the yard and watched him shake and roll in the grass. I laid down on the grass with him and he rolled over for a belly rub, he relaxed and closed his eyes. When we were done relaxing I tickled his sides...his tail began to thump and he began to posture to play. I leaned down and whispered to him..."The best is yet to come boy, you are and will be loved." We walked back inside by one another without a collar and without a leash. I believe he knows he is safe and that he will never be harmed again. P4P is forever grateful to Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru for saving Nippers life.


20th Annual BurnAid Golf Classic

On September 12, 2016, 100 golfers came together at Dellwood Country Club to participate in the 20th Annual BurnAid Golf Classic. Each year, nearly 2,000 individuals seek help through the Burn Center at Regions Hospital due to injuries from fires, frostbite, chemical burns and other related problems. Tournament proceeds allow the Burn Center at Regions to offer unique and far-reaching programs that support burn victims and their families as they recover and adjust to their new lives. BurnAid would not be successful without the support of our sponsors like Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru. The folks at Morrie's even went above and beyond their sponsorship and provided a car for us to use at our "Hole-in-One" hole. A huge thank you to Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru for being a Gold Sponsor of the 20th Annual BurnAid Golf Classic!


Morrie's delivers blankets to University of MN

On June 29, LLS Ambassador Terri Oakes – wife of former University of Minnesota Gopher Baseball pitching coach Todd Oakes – and Erica Warlick, MD, Coach Oakes’ oncologist, accepted 120 blankets from Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru on behalf of blood cancer patients currently being treated at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Clinic. Coach Oakes lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia on May 26, 2016, a tragic loss for the team, university and cancer advocacy community. The five-year survival rate for AML is 25 percent. To commemorate Coach Oakes’ legacy, UMN Gopher baseball Coach John Anderson and team members Ty McDevitt and Dan Motl hand delivered the blankets to Warlick and Terri Oakes. Morrie’s Brooklyn Park representatives Joe Seppa, Tina Ingalls, and Tom Frisch generously drove their donation to the cancer center and delivered care cards, which were written by customers to encourage patients. Oakes was a local LLS Board of Trustees member, fund-raised more than $175,000 for the mission, and very recently was announced as a national award-winning volunteer. Todd was loved by many and known for his ‘never-give-up’ attitude— many tears were shed during the blanket delivery by his family, friends, and doctor. But they all agreed this generous act from Morrie’s Brooklyn Park Subaru would have made Todd so happy. Giving back and taking care of others was what he was all about.


A Winning Team

While it may have been a blustery, unseasonably cool Minnesota spring day on May 14, 2016, it was a GREAT day for the Special Olympics Minnesota Area 7 Track & Field meet...thanks to Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru who stepped up to sponsor this event! Over 400+ Special Olympics athletes, unified partners, and coaches gathered at the St. Michael-Albertville track and competed in a wide variety of events over the course of the day. As our athletes entered the complex, they were greeted by the enthusiastic and welcoming Morrie's staff who volunteered their day to be there in support of our athletes, handing out reusable tote bags, water bottles, sunglasses, and a crowd favorite - bubble wands! Also available for our athletes, compliments of Morrie's, was a healthy snack option. The day was a HUGE success and we can't thank Morrie's Brooklyn Park Subaru enough for their support - it truly meant so much to our athletes, coaches, families, and volunteers. Thanks so much for sponsoring this event and being a part of our winning team!


Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART) was established in 2004 by veterinarian Dr. Janet Olson in response to the tragic loss of a pet in a house fire in her community. The burning home belonged to a firefighter, and his 13-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named Bart was trapped inside. The department was able to put out the fire and locate Bart, but he was unresponsive. The firefighters, including Dr. Olson's husband, did not have the knowledge or equipment to help Bart; and he succumbed to smoke inhalation. The entire fire department was deeply affected by this tragedy and felt helpless to save a family member of one of their own. Dr. Olson developed the BART program in honor and memory of Bart. BART's mission is to empower firefighters and other first responders to be prepared and equipped to address pets and livestock encountered in emergencies and disasters. BART serves to honor the human-animal bond and preserve human health, safety and well-being. Since 2004, more than 5000 first responders in Minnesota, Iowa and Oklahoma have been trained by BART Certified Instructors and equipped with the necessary medical/response equipment.


Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

About Children's At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we get to see amazing every day. The fighting spirit of a 24-week-old preemie. The resilient five year old learning to walk again. And the sense of pure optimism we see in every child. We believe children are the most amazing people on earth and that drives us to do everything we can to live up to the privilege of caring for them. Children's Minnesota is: One of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States with two hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites The only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from before birth through young adulthood An award-winning health system, regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital An independent and not-for-profit system (since 1924) Our Mission We champion the health needs of children and families. We are committed to improving children's health by providing the highest-quality, family-centered care, advanced through research and education. Our Vision It's our goal to be every family's essential partner in raising healthier children not only during illnesses or injuries, but throughout childhood. As the health care industry faces a time of unprecedented change, we will continue our dedication to delivering an experience unlike any other, making access to health care easier, and working with the community in innovative ways.


Firefighters, Pets and Saving Lives

BART was established by veterinary cardiologist, Dr. Janet Olson in December 2004 in response to the tragic loss of a pet in a house fire in New Brighton, Minnesota. The burning home belonged to a firefighter and his 13-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named Bart was trapped inside. The department was able to put out the fire and locate Bart, but by that time he was unresponsive. The firefighters, who included Dr. Olsons husband, did not have the training or equipment to help Bart and he died that day. The entire fire department was deeply affected by this tragedy, feeling helpless to assist one of their own. The BART program has been developed to honor the memory of Bart and is dedicated to empower fire fighters and other first responders to be prepared and equipped to address pets and livestock encountered in emergencies and disasters. BART serves to honor the human-animal bond and preserve human health, safety and well-being. Since its inception in 2004, over 5,000 first responders have been trained in Minnesota resulting in many saved lives, human and pets alike.

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