The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

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

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused 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 Riverside 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.

NC SPCA

Craven Community College

Temple Baptist

Did Riverside 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 Riverside Subaru

Subaru and Riverside 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

The Story of Ashton and Kutcher - Jenna E

Have you ever seen a dog with no fur, dried, cracked, and scabby skin, and swollen and inflamed paws? Well chances are it was likely a dog with Demodex Mange. Demondex mange is a parasite mite that lives in the hair follicles of a canine. It primarily occurs in dogs less than 18 months of age due to immature immune systems. Fortunately, it is not contagious to other animals or humans. In August 2021, we got a call to save this poor sweet dog. Furless, other than a few random tufts. Red and swollen, his paws were 3 times the size they should have been. But the most BEAUTIFUL eyes you ever saw! We were told he was a stray, and that he had a brother that they had not been able to catch… YET! Based on his GORGEOUS ash colored eyes, we named him Ashton! He came home with me that day and was an absolutely snuggle bug from the start. Demodex Mange is easily treatable with antibiotics and medicated baths to help the fur grow back. And so, Ashton began his journey to recovery. Meanwhile, his brother was still out there scavenging. In October 2021, they caught him. Due to his prolonged time outside as a stray, his mange was worse than his brothers. We named him Kutcher, to go with his brother and so his journey of recovery began! He came to my home, where the two brothers were reunited for a short period of time. In November 2021, Ashton was adopted by a lovely family and he has an amazing fur-sister that plays with him non-stop! Kutcher is now currently available for adoption. Without the love and support from businesses, such as Subaru, we would not be able to aid in these special cases of medical care. Thank you Subaru! We appreciate everything you do for us!

The Story of Ashton and Kutcher

Jordan's New View - Mary Jean F

Jordan was found by a good Samaritan and brought to CCHS at 2 months of age. Within days she developed an upper respiratory infection and conjunctivitis. She was brought to the emergency vet and two days later she was no better… in fact alarmingly worse. One of our local vets was able to see her but two days later she was back at the vets office with no improvement and there was major concern that she was going to lose sight in both eyes. She had developed severe viral conjunctivitis! She was sent home with a laundry list of meds and a dedicated foster mom did a great job nursing her back to health. It was touch and go for several weeks but with proper vet care and a dedicated foster, both eyes continued to improve and returned to ‘normal’. Without the extensive veterinary care Jordan would have lost vision in both eyes. Veterinary care is so expensive and it is because of our partners like Riverside Subaru that we are able to help these babies when they are brought to us. Jordan is now thriving and has found her forever home. Thank you Riverside Subaru for making these happy endings possible.

Jordan's New View

Colonial Capital Humane Society - Amy B

Colonial Capital Humane Society is the only no kill shelter in Craven county and we are funded strictly through donations and run primarily by volunteers. Riverside Subaru has been such an amazing partner over the past several years and has allowed us to do great things to support the welfare of our shelter dogs. Aside from the basic vaccinations, spay/neuter and general wellness care we have been able to do a little extra for some of our special needs cases. Extra costs for training, medical specialists and special equipment wouldn't be possible without the support and generosity of Riverside Subaru. For example, Charlie Dash was with us for a year and a half. He went on trial adoption 6 different times and kept being returned due to bad behaviors. CCHS decided we needed to do better by Charlie and we sent him to obedience school. After 6 week board and train Charlie was back on the market and was officially adopted in October of this year. The support we get from Riverside is amazing and it truly helps us do better by the animal we represent. Thank you Subaru!!!

Colonial Capital Humane Society
Colonial Capital Humane Society

Scooter... A New Lease on Life - Bill H

Colonial Capital Humane Society is a non-profit animal shelter located in New Bern, NC. We are the only non-kill shelter in our County and we rely heavily on volunteers and community support to fulfill our mission. CCHS is committed to rescuing and relieving the suffering of abused, abandoned and stray animals. We provide spaying/neutering for all our animals. We also administer all the up to date shots and vaccinations. Ultimately we get them healthy and ready for families of their own. Eastern NC has a high incidence of heartworms in dogs and oftentimes our dogs come to us infected with this dreadful parasite. CCHS takes on that burden of care and treatment of these animals and commits to nursing them back to health. Our partnership with Riverside Subaru over the past several years helps make it possible to afford to care for these animals in our shelter. Each year they sponsor an adoption event for our dogs and cats. We use this opportunity to showcase our animals as well as educate the community on the importance of good pet care. For example, Scooter was a small senior toy poodle who wasn't doing well and was taken to the vet by his owners. When he was examined, he desperately needed some dental work due to his age and tooth decay over the years. Scooters folks had taken pretty good care of him but this expense wasn't something they were willing to pay for a 9 year old dog. So they instructed the veterinarian to put him down because the cost for treatment was too much. The vet reached out to a volunteer with Colonial Capital Humane Society and the owners surrendered the dog. CCHS quickly found a foster Scooter and got him to a vet for treatment. He was neutered and got his dental work done. He now will be able to live a long, happy life. After his surgery, Scooter's foster mom decided she couldn't live without him and finalized his adoption at the Subaru 'Share the Love' adoption event for CCHS. Because of the generosity of community sponsors like Riverside Subaru, we can do what is right for the animals in our care. The genuine support of the team members at Riverside has an amazing impact in our community and we are blessed to work side by side with them and are looking forward to future events.

Colonial Capital Humane Society
Scooter... A New Lease on Life

Darling Dale's Rescue - Amy B

Colonial Capital Humane Society is a non-profit animal shelter located in New Bern, NC. We are the only non-kill shelter in our county and we rely heavily on volunteers and community support to fulfil our mission. CCHS is committed to rescuing and relieving the suffering of abused, abandoned and stray animals. We provide spay/neuter for all our animals, get them up to date on vaccinations, and get them healthy and ready for families of their own. Eastern NC has a high population of feral cat colonies. These colonies produce many kittens that deserve opportunities for healthy and happy homes. Our partnership with Riverside Subaru over the past several years helps make it possible to afford to rescue many of these kittens and address their health needs. Stray kittens are at high risk for disease as their immune systems are weak. Each year Subaru sponsors an adoption event for our dogs and cats. We use this opportunity to showcase our animals as well as educate the community on the importance of good pet care and spay and neuter. For example, Dale was a very young tiny kitten who came to us after the death of his mother. Thanks to loving foster homes, he was able to be rescued by Colonial Capital and bottle fed until he was healthy and old enough to eat on his own. Dale was the only kitten in his litter to survive. Not long after his rescue, Dale began to exhibit systems of feline herpes, which is common in kittens born in the wild. Feline herpes can cause respiratory issues and significant eye infections in kittens. Dale’s eye infections progressed quickly, and it was initially thought that he would need both of his eyes removed to relieve him of the infection and pain. Donations provided by Subaru enabled us to afford this expensive surgery for Dale. Thanks to a local veterinarian who was willing to try some creative medications, Dale only required removal of one of his eyes and his remaining eye in now completely normal.

Colonial Capital Humane Society
Darling Dale's Rescue

For the Love of Dolly - Bill H

Colonial Capital Humane Society is a non-profit animal shelter located in New Bern, NC. We are the only non-kill shelter in our County and we rely heavily on volunteers and community support to fulfill our mission. CCHS is committed to rescuing and relieving the suffering of abused, abandoned and stray animals. We provide spaying/neutering for all our animals. We also administer all the up to date shots and vaccinations. Ultimately we get them healthy and ready for families of their own. Eastern NC has a high incidence of heart worms in dogs and oftentimes our dogs come to us infected with this dreadful parasite. CCHS takes on that burden of care and treatment of these animals and commits to nursing them back to health. Our partnership with Riverside Subaru over the past several years helps make it possible to afford to care for these animals in our shelter. Each year they sponsor an adoption event for our dogs and cats. We use this opportunity to showcase our animals as well as educate the community on the importance of good pet care. For example, Dolly a Great Pyrenees came to us as a stray with a horrible limp, scared and severely malnourished. After a stop at the vet we learned not only was her hip dislocated she was also positive for heart worms and Lyme disease. Dolly went to a great foster home after being spayed and will soon start treatment for the heart worms and Lyme disease too. We will send Dolly off to a specialist for her hip. Because of the generosity of community sponsors like Riverside Subaru, we can do what is right for these animals in our care. The genuine support of the team members at Riverside have had an amazing impact in our community and we are blessed to work side by side with them and are looking forward to future events.

For the Love of Dolly

Make a Dog's Day - Andy A

Subaru is proud to establish the first-ever National Make A Dog’s Day October 22nd. As part of Subaru Loves Pets month, we’re inviting all dog lovers to do something extra special for their furry best friends. Plus, Subaru will be focusing our efforts on helping the hardest-to-adopt shelter Dogs –those with special needs-find homes. Get ready to fall in love withThe Underdogs. #MakeADogsDay Meet Gabi! Gabi has been at the Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia) for seven years. If you asked the volunteers to pick their favorite animal at the shelter, Gabi would win hands down. She does not do well with dogs or cats so must be the only animal in an adult only family. She loves people and will bond very quickly to you. Gabi would make someone a great companion. She is waiting patiently for her forever home. If you have room in your heart and your home for this sweet girl then please fill out an adoption application, highlight and right click this link: https://hsnwga.org/adoption/application-for-adoption/?fbclid=IwAR2Ie18p6U3ryKi-niIuIZFTd-waD98xrySl7IJmiRBXE239WP7dpODubiU #MakeADogsDay #SubaruLovesPets #TheUnderdogs

Humane Society of NWGA (Northwest Georgia)
Make a Dog's Day

History is Repeated at Carolina's East Health - Cathy B

Riverside Subaru, in beautiful and historic New Bern, NC was a willing and excited partner this week, as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NC Chapter (LLS NC) arrived to meet the staff, take photos and then caravan over to Carolina's East Health to deliver love and hope in the form of blankets, kid's craft kits and care cards with encouraging messages from Subaru customers and staff. This is the second summer in a row LLS partnered with Subaru all over the country during June's Subaru Loves To Care month, and in New Bern the gifts were again gratefully received by the staff at the hospital. Thank you Bill, Art and Allen for helping put smiles on the faces of local cancer patients with your generous gifts. LLS NC is thrilled and proud to partner with you!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NC Chapter
History is Repeated at Carolina's East Health

Subaru and NWF Love the Earth! - Kathy B

The Subaru Garden Grant gave our first grade students a chance to learn about plants, practice multiple measurement activities and get some exercise! Thank you Subaru for providing the funding to help us create this wonderful outdoor learning space!

National Wildlife Federation
Subaru and NWF Love the Earth!

Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive- August 1 - 31 - Danielle S

Join us in our Subaru Loves Learning initiative during the month of August! We are partnering with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in donating science books to Creekside Elementary School in the Craven County School District. All of the books that will be donated have been recognized by AAAS as some of the best science books in their field. Contact us to learn more information.

AAAS
Subaru Loves Learning Book Drive- August 1 - 31