Smith Cadillac sales tied during July to Children’s Emergency Shelter support

by The City Wire staff ( 3 views 

The Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter is receiving a portion of all Smith Chevrolet‐Cadillac vehicle sales through July 31, 2014.

Smith Chevrolet‐Cadillac announced July 17 that through the month of July, $100 will be donated to the Children’s Emergency Shelter for every new and used vehicle sold.

“Smith is proud to partner with such a fine organization that is making a very strong impact in our local community,” said General Manager Bryan Penniman.

Advancement Coordinator for the Children’s Emergency Shelter, Ashley Ahlert said the promotion is an opportunity for citizens of Fort Smith and surrounding communities to shop local.

“With a goal of selling 225 cars, this has huge potential for impact on the Children’s Emergency Shelter and the children we serve. It’s a good feeling to know that we live in a place where we are all investing in our community,” Ahlert said in a statement.

Smith Auto Group was formed when John decided to purchase a Nissan franchise in 2007 and then expand once again in 2012 with the acquisition of three additional dealerships in Pineville, Missouri; a second Chevrolet dealership, a Ford franchise and a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram which all sit on the same property.

The Children’s Emergency Shelter of Fort Smith provides shelter and care to area children ages 6‐17 who have been removed from the custody of their guardian by child welfare authorities. CES provides a home‐like environment to these abused and neglected children until an alternate placement can be procured. The Shelter is licensed to house up to 24 children at a time, and as many as 300 children will walk through its doors each year.