Bob Ridings Car Dealerships made a major impact for local veterans on Thursday.
A giant, SUV sized impact.
Bob Ridings presented 10,500 dollar donation to Operation Honor Guard on Thursday. 6 Bob Ridings locations around Central Illinois, including the dealerships in Taylorville and Pana, donated a portion of each sale in the month of May to the charity organization which helps fund local veteran’s honor guard teams across the state.
Rich Darby, the founder of Operation Honor Guard says the donation is larger than he could have ever imagined.
Bob Ridings, owner of all 6 Bob Ridings dealerships, explains that he thought honor guards were funded by the government, and that he was shocked to find out the costs associated with the groups. That is when Ridings and his team decided to find a wat ro help.
Darby says seeing this type of donation reaffirms his belief that America supports and loves its veterans.
The donation will be split among 6 honor guards in Jacksonville, Pana, Decatur, Monticello, Lincoln and Taylorville, with each group receiving 1,750 dollars. To find out more information about Operation Honor Guard, visit their website at OperationHonorGuard.us