Family at the dealership buying a new car
We take great pride in our role in the Walla Walla community here at Walla Walla Valley Honda, and we see firsthand just how important it is for people to have a car they depend on. That’s why we partnered with United Way to donate a car to a family in need. United Way and other non-profits gathered up applications, and we voted on the applicants we thought would most benefit from a new vehicle.

On July 21st, we celebrated our first anniversary and gave away a refurbished and reconditioned 2002 Toyota Camry to Mike and Kathy Hays.

About Mike and Kathy

Mike and Kathy Hays stood out to us from the start, having been without a car for the last four years after the engine of their van exploded and was damaged beyond repair. The tragic and unexpected loss of their last vehicle and being able to get by without a car for four years would be reason enough to consider them for the United Way Car Donation, but they have been active members of the community for years:

  • Mike is the Head Deacon at his church, serving as a safety officer and assisting with youth programs.
  • The Hays family has been volunteering with Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank for over a decade.

Seeing how much they give back to the community only showed us how much easier they could help people in need if they had a dependable car like the Camry.

Our Role

We make sure that all of our used cars at Walla Walla Valley Honda are up to our strict quality control standards, and the same goes for the Hays’ Camry. We donated parts and our technicians donated their labor to put the Camry in tip-top shape before handing over the keys, and it should serve the Hays family well for years to come.

Learn More at Walla Walla Valley Honda

If you want to know more about the United Way Car Donation or Walla Walla Valley Honda’s community involvement, don’t hesitate to contact us online or by phone at 509-593-4166. If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, the Camry is a great choice, and we regularly have them in stock as well as plenty of other cars, trucks, and SUVs. Stop by today at 1240 SE Commercial Drive in College Place to see our inventory for yourself.


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