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Local company reaches out
by TOM BUSSELBERG
Feb 21, 2014 | 1125 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print

NORTH SALT LAKE – Employees of a North Salt Lake company are trying to make a bad situation a little better, thanks to their generosity.

Wasatch Auto Group, through its Wasatch Cares program, chooses a group or family in need to help, said office manager Brittany Peters,. 

That has included collecting food for needy students, to supporting a customer who has come on bad times, she said. 

“In November, we lost this employee, Nick Longshore, who passed away after an ATV accident,” Peters said. 

He and his wife were expecting their first child, and it was stillborn a year to the day of the ATV accident. 

“Life is short. We need to give back. We need to do it for the community,” Peters said. 

 Employees have also reached out to a local 3-year-old girl who has cancer, the daughter of one of the company’s customers. Maraiah is a member of the group, “Children of the Earth Bucket List.” More information on the group is available at www.cotef.org

The organization maintains a bucket list of items needed by little girls who will be passing away, Peters said. 

“She’s never met her cousins in Arizona, so her mom said we’re finally going to meet her cousins. But we didn’t have enough money for gas to get there,” Peters related. 

Employees donated $250 that month, enough to get the family to Arizona. 

“We take it upon ourselves to do something like this for one of our customers,” Peters said. 

In another instance, a customer was the youngster foster parent in the state but needed help paying a car payment Р which the firm did. 

“Our goal is to sit down and get to know our customers, not just what car they need,” she said. 

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