Murray GM hosting United Way kickoff

Murray GM’s location in Estevan is doing what they can to promote and support the United Way Estevan’s upcoming telethon.

A kickoff will happen on Oct. 16 at the dealership. People will be able to make an early pledge to the telethon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. United Way representatives will be on hand to take donations and to talk to visitors about the upcoming telethon and all that the United Way does in the community.

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“It’s an early way for people to stop in and get a pledge in, in the event that they’re out of town that weekend,” said Brad Pierson, the general manager for the Estevan dealership.

A beef on a bun barbecue lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Murray GM has partnered with the Days Inn for the lunch, as the Days Inn is supplying the food for the barbecue.

A collection for the lunch will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the United Way.

Pierson said Murray GM wants to be involved in the community as much as possible, and they thought this would be a unique way to help with the telethon. He noted that Murray GM has always had really strong participation in an employee payroll deduction program for the United Way.

“We started talking with the United Way to see what else we could do, and we just thought this was a great idea. It’s going to bring some awareness leading up to the event,” he said.

While the United Way telethon is a big success each year, Pierson believes it doesn’t hurt to give it even more promotion.

The United Way Estevan’s telethon will happen Oct. 18 and 19 at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Estevan branch.

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