The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

The 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our customers, our community, and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer and Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes elite Subaru retailers who provide an exceptional customer experience at every interaction with Subaru. These retailers have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in their local communities in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Hunter Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Blue Ridge Humane Society

Conserving Carolina

Hillandale Elementary School

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County

Mad Mountain Mud Run

Did Hunter Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Hunter Subaru

Subaru and Hunter Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Hunter Subaru is first place at Strut Your Mutt! - Laura R

It was truly paw-some to return to in-person (and in-pup) events with the support of Hunter Subaru this year! For our first major event of the year, Hunter Subaru partnered as presenting sponsor for the annual Strut Your Mutt 5k and 1 Mile Furry Scurry, raising funds, while having fun, for the animals cared for by Blue Ridge Humane! The event saw record enrollment and we loved sharing the excitement with our Hunter Subaru friends at both Fido’s Night Out-an exclusive dog-friendly event at the new Fletcher location the night before the run, and on race day! Blue Ridge Humane depends on local funding from both corporate partners and individuals donors. Having a partner like Hunter Subaru is a win-win every single year and results in that many more cats and dogs being saved and finding a home where they are loved, the foundation of the Subaru Love Promise.

Blue Ridge Humane Society
Hunter Subaru is first place at Strut Your Mutt!

Trails, Protected Land, and More thanks to Hunter! - Jenn T

Our community has more places to play outside, protected forests, restored rivers, and engagement opportunities thanks to Hunter Subaru. For Conserving Carolina’s Land Trust Day on June 6, Hunter Subaru provided a matching grant that helped us raise over $21,000! This funding supports exciting recreation and conservation projects. Thanks to Hunter Subaru’s commitment to the environment, Conserving Carolina is opening new trails in Hickory Nut Gorge, working to convert the 19 mile Ecusta rail line to a new greenway that will connect Hendersonville to Brevard, hosting hikes and school field trips, and restoring habitat for our largest native fish along the French Broad River. We are so grateful for Hunter Subaru’s investment in keeping our community healthy, active, and connected to nature!

Conserving Carolina
Trails, Protected Land, and More thanks to Hunter!

Hunter Subaru keeps triathlons alive! - Daphne K

Without Hunter Subaru's support from start to finish the Hendersonville Triathlon wouldn't have been possible this year. The race is in its 2nd year and takes place at Patton Park in Hendersonville, North Carolina. With events now coming out the other side of the pandemic, the expenses for events have skyrocketed. It seems that businesses are trying to recoup monies that have been lost during the pandemic thus increasing our expenses to produce our events. The Hendersonville Triathlon is no different. The triathlon community is small compared to the running community in our region, but it is equally important to invest and support the multi-sport athletes in our community. Monies from the event and sponsorship also supported the Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway, the Hendersonville YMCA, iDream Athletes Foundation and the Henderson County VIPs. Thank you to Hunter Subaru for supporting the multi-sport athletes and our non-profit partners in our community. Thank you Hunter Subaru for continuing to spread the love in your community!

Hunter Subaru keeps triathlons alive!

The Newest Member of the K-9 Team! - Major Frank S

Sheriff Lowell Griffin wants you to meet “Hunter” the newest member of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office awesome K-9 Team! Hunter is a 21-month-old German Short Haired Pointer. While the Sheriff's Office has an excellent narcotics and tracking team of four-legged crime fighters, “Hunter” will be a single-purpose explosives detection canine💣 who was selected for his incredible drive, temperament and super friendly social skills. “Hunter” comes to us through a most generous donation💰 from Hunter Subaru🚗 ! Tom, Randy and the Hunter Subaru Team generously provided the funding for “Hunter” and the necessary training materials needed for his certification. Sheriff Griffin would like to thank Hunter Subaru, because without their donation and support and trust, this incredible addition to our sheriff’s office team would have not been possible.

Henderson County Sheriff's Office
The Newest Member of the K-9 Team!

The Boys & Girls Club – over 40K Raised! - Stacie M

The exceptional support of Hunter Subaru made the Drive for Kids Tournament possible for the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County this May - raising over $40,000 in just one day of play. As presenting sponsor, Hunter Subaru supported our work with their donation, playing in our tournament, and recruiting players and new advocates for the Boys & Girls Club. Hunter’s support allows the Club to continue its work – empowering and engaging our members' mind, body, and soul as they develop into responsible, productive, caring citizens. With an annual, all-inclusive membership of just $5 a year per member, support and advocacy from Hunter Subaru keep us moving forward and sharing the love for each of the local youth we serve. We are proud to have Hunter Subaru as our neighbor, community partner, and friend. Their support directly provides crucial funding to our Club and helps us care for hundreds of youth each day.

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
The Boys & Girls Club – over 40K Raised!

Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer - Joe S

On June 6, 2021 the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club held our 17th annual Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer, a bicycle ride through the French Broad River valley, Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Brevard and Rosman. Because of Covid restriction the event was limited to 500 riders. But the popularity if this ride is such that the event sold out in two hours. In spite of the limited number of spot the event was a tremendous success, and most riders have told us they will be back next year. The support that Hunter Subaru has provided enables us to put almost $20,000 every year back into our communities to make them safer for people to be active. A few of our projects have been the Ecusta Trail, the Oklawaha Greenway, the Clear Creek Greenway, and the Mills River Valley Trail. The pandemic has shown us that it is critical for people to be active and to stay healthy. The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club thanks Hunter Subaru for their tremendous support in helping us make our communities better places to live.

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club
Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer

Subaru Shares It's Love of Animals - Angela P

Time and time again, Hunter Subaru continues to show its commitment to creating a community that embraces compassionate care for its animals. Blue Ridge Humane Society is so grateful to Hunter Subaru & Subaru of America for choosing to support pets in your community through the Subaru Share the Love Event. Hunter customers choose which organization to donate to on their behalf from Subaru of America and Hunter Subaru during the event. The event performed beyond our expectations and raised $13,709 for our lifesaving work! These much-needed funds will provide hundreds of homeless pets with new beginnings and support the dozen community programs we offer to help pet owners. Thank you, Hunter Subaru, for standing up to make our difference for the voiceless members of our community and making a promise to better the lives of animals in Henderson County!

Blue Ridge Humane Society
Subaru Shares It's Love of Animals

A success story: Jump off Rock Half Marathon - Daphne K

The Inaugural Jump off Rock Half Marathon, a point-to-point, downhill, scenic half marathon and a downtown 10k took place in Hendersonville, North Carolina on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The event encompassed the definition of community. Hunter Subaru's support of this new event to the City of Hendersonville and the Town of Laurel Park was a smashing success! The first-time event sold out early and the community was vibrant, busy and full of life all weekend long. The pandemic has impacted communities, businesses and non-profits and this event, with the support of Hunter Subaru, helped give a much-needed boost to our local economy. The Hendersonville Family YMCA and the Friends of Laurel Park were both beneficiaries of the event with donations going back to each organization to help with their upcoming programs this year. This brand new, annual event finished in downtown Hendersonville and coincided with the monthly LoveHendo celebrations. Hendersonville was glowing with energy and excitement on race day. Runners were happy and business owners were thrilled to see downtown Hendersonville come back to some normalcy after it has been such a difficult year. Thanks to Hunter Subaru for helping the community of Hendersonville make a come-back. We appreciate all you do to help keep our community healthy and active! We can’t wait for this event to welcome back hundreds of runners again in 2022 on Saturday, May 14th.

iDaph Events
A success story: Jump off Rock Half Marathon

My Subaru Saved My Life - Temre G

Back in August of 2020, Temre purchased her 2020 Subaru Crosstrek from Hunter Subaru. This was her first brand new car and spent hours researching the best vehicle for her and her family. In the middle of March 2021, she was in an accident with a drunk driver traveling 65 MPH in the wrong direction on the highway. She swerved into the median to avoid a head-on collision and the other driver hit her directly on the side of her Crosstrek. Luckily, Temre walked away from this accident, unfortunately, her Crosstrek was not so lucky.

My Subaru Saved My Life

Hunter Subaru: Gives back to running community - Daphne K

Let's face it this pandemic has thrown a big wrench in events and planning for them. We have had to completely revamp how events are produced since COVID hit the world last March 2020. Fortunately, we have found safe ways to produce small events with staggered starts, temperature screenings and other safety measures put in place from start to finish. And guess what, Hunter Subaru has been there to support along the way. Since we have eliminated all potential gathering and hanging out spots at events, we needed to find a way to be able to give all the participants a 'award' after they finished and then hold our main Awards Ceremony a few days later online instead of in person. Hunter Subaru has come to the rescue! They are committed to supporting us as we produce safe, in-person events and they have stood by us every step of the way. They know that our community needs to find ways to stay healthy both physically and mentally and providing these opportunities to do that is so important! We have been able to provide each participant a finisher medals at all our race events since COVID started because of the help from Hunter Subaru. Our participants love these keepsakes and they put a smile on their faces when they see how beautiful they are! Thank you Hunter Subaru for your commitment to support grassroots events and to help keep our community healthy! Cheers!

iDaph Events
Hunter Subaru: Gives back to running community

Hunter Subaru's Smart Start Bear - Carrie C

Hunter is leveraging an investment to raise even more funds for the children of Henderson County. Smart Start Partnership for Children is so appreciative of the sponsorship support of the Smart Start Bearfootin’ Bear. By sponsoring the purchase of a Bearfootin’ Bear that will ultimately be auctioned off to raise even more funds, Hunter is supporting the important work of building a strong community by building strong families. Smart Start Partnership for Children invests in young children and their families to provide the opportunities children need to be successful in school and in life. There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten. During that time, brain architecture is forming, creating the foundation for all future learning. Smart Start’s mission is to support, educate, and advocate to build a strong foundation for young children in our community. The vision is one where all families have access to quality services so that children in Henderson County have an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Smart Start Partnership for Children
Hunter Subaru's Smart Start Bear

Subaru Invests in Futures, Boys & Girls Club - Stacie M

Each day, Hunter Subaru invests in youth at The Boys & Girls Club. But each year, one special youth is selected to receive help in reaching their education goals – our Youth of the Year. The Youth of the Year title is the highest award a Club member can be given, going on to compete at State levels and beyond as ambassador of our work. Hunter Subaru recognizes the accomplishments of this youth with a college aid award of $1,000. The stories of these exceptional young people share prove just how important our work and Hunter Subaru’s investment is to our community. In fact, we think they say it best. So here what our Youth of the Year had to say: Marcella: “I am a lifelong Club kid, starting at six years old. My sophomore year of high school was a year of angst, grief, and loss. Through all of it, the Boys and Girls Club was a steady and constant source of support. I lost motivation and fell behind in school. The sadness, anger, and anxiety made it feel like I carried bricks on my back. I became quiet. I spent days at a time in my room. The emptiness was the worst pain I have ever experienced. (At the Club) I became close to Ms. Marla and Ms. Gina, who’s smile and laugh always cheered me up. They were there for me and encouraged me to talk about what I was going through. Ms. Marla gave me healthy ways to express my pain like painting to release anger and anxiety. I decided that I wouldn’t treat the Club as a place to hide anger and pain behind a smile. It was a place to express feelings. I learned to open up, to connect with others, and to use my voice. I learned how to take care of myself.” All our nominees are a direct testimonial to the investment Hunter Subaru has made. We are so grateful. Thank you, Hunter Subaru!

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County

Hunter Subaru Makes Winter Coats Possible - Dick M - Dick M

When COVID-19 cancelled virtually all cycling and running events in western North Carolina, Hunter Subaru stepped up early on as Presenting Sponsor for the Tour d’Apple charity cycling event on Labor Day in September 2020. With Hunter Subaru’s generous contribution and Idaph Events’ ingenuity and event management, Four Seasons Rotary Club of Hendersonville, NC, did the almost impossible - hosted a socially distanced and COVID free cycling event through the apple orchards and up and down the mountains of Henderson County for 375 avid cyclists. What does that have to do with winter coats!?! Many of the cyclists made extra donations, totaling $1043. Four Seasons Rotary Club then gave 100 % of those donations to Interfaith Assistance Ministry (IAM) for its purchase of 75 new winter coats for children in need. So without Hunter Subaru there would have been no Tour d’Apple in 2020; no cyclists giving an extra $1043; and no check from the Rotary Club for winter coats. Many thanks to Hunter Subaru and Randy Hunter for making possible the Tour d’Apple and winter coats possible for kids in this really crazy year.

Hunter Subaru Makes Winter Coats Possible - Dick M

Hunter Subaru Brings Pet Owners Together - Laura R

The 2020 edition of the Hunter Subaru Strut Your Mutt 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk benefiting Blue Ridge Humane looked a lot different this year. Instead of a starting line there was just a course map, instead of a mass start, there was a weeklong window to complete the event since it went virtual. But throughout all the changes and safety precautions that were put into place, Hunter Subaru never wavered as our race presenter! Instead, the 2020 edition of the run/walk did something almost more special, it brought people together with their friends, family, and of course, dogs, to complete the event and support Blue Ridge Humane on their own, all while celebrating the love of a pet, even while apart!

Blue Ridge Humane Society
Hunter Subaru Brings Pet Owners Together

Hunter Subaru supports future auto pros - Joe S. - Colby D

Hunter Subaru has always been a strong supporter of Blue Ridge Community College’s students, particularly its Automotive department, not only through scholarships, but also by continuing to employ our hard-working graduates. Hunter Subaru was the first group to approach Blue Ridge leadership about the possibility of an automotive apprenticeship; an idea that came to fruition in the fall of 2020 and continues to attract countless students from our surrounding community. The Hunter organization actively participates in many events the College hosts. They also let our Transportation Technologies students take part in job shadow events every semester, which offers an invaluable look into the professional world. We are so grateful to Hunter Subaru for their continued interest in our students and continued support of the automotive industry.

Blue Ridge Community College
Hunter Subaru supports future auto pros - Joe S.

Hunter Subaru Inspires Love of Nature! - Jenn T

Hunter Subaru is protecting natural places, inspiring the love of nature, and getting people of all kinds outside! Conserving Carolina is so grateful to Hunter Subaru for providing a $5,000 matching grant to support Conserving Carolina’s Land Trust Day campaign. This matching gift helped us raise over $25,000 in just four days for conservation. This critical funding supports important projects like the creation of a 130+ mile state trail network in Hickory Nut Gorge, the expansion of DuPont State Recreational Forest, and engagement opportunities like field trips to conservation land for kids in our region, 31 life changing AmeriCorp Project Conserve service positions, and Conserving Carolina’s Hiking Challenge. We are so grateful to Hunter Subaru for investing in our environment and in our community. Thank you!

Hunter Subaru Inspires Love of Nature!

Hunter bring smiles across a county - Stacie M

These days everyone needs a smile and a note to let you know someone cares. The Boys & Girls Club was able to do just that for nearly 1,000 individuals due to the generosity of Hunter Subaru in July. Thanks to their charitable support of our “Giving Outside the Box” project, the Boys & Girls Club sent care packages throughout the community aimed at touching lives Mind, Body, and Soul. With a crossword, a recipe for chicken soup, personal thank you notes, words of encouragement, as well as stories from Boys & Girls Club members, art, and hand soap to care for your body the response has been tremendous. “People have been calling just to say thanks and that it made them feel good.” Remarked Stacie Marlowe, Director of Resource Development. And that’s exactly what Hunter Subaru made possible with their support; spread a little joy, and a lot of happiness. With Hunter’s support setting the tone in community giving donations have been steadily arriving at the Boys & Girls Club in response to the project’s thoughtfulness. This has allowed the Club to continue to serve youth throughout this summer, reaching 266 youth with tutoring and education interventions, physical fitness and wellness programs, as well as art, social and emotional learning, counseling, and encouraging relationships. So remember, wash those hands and take a page from Hunter Subaru – Share the Love, Not the Germs.

Boys & Girls Club Of Henderson County
Hunter bring smiles across a county

Thank You from MANNA FoodBank - Olivia O

Thank you so much for your support! Hunter Subaru's recent food and financial donations are providing 4,692 meals to our WNC community! During these unprecedented times the continued support from our community partners and donors is crucial to our ability to keep serving the growing number of people in need of food. The support we received from Hunter Subaru will bring both food and hope to so many in our community! We are so grateful!

MANNA FoodBank
Thank You from MANNA FoodBank

Boys and Girls Club - Youth of the Year - Stacie M

Since 2003 Hunter Subaru has invested more than $325,000 into The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County, shaping positive futures for many of the community’s most at-risk youth. With Hunter’s partnership, the Club serves over 1,300 young people each year with year-round after school and summer programs that promote school success and career readiness, healthy lifestyles and positive personal decision making. Because Club members typically share two common denominators, poverty and fractured families, this work is vitally important. Keeping the Club accessible is vitally important as well. Hunter Subaru is a key partner in removing a critical financial barrier for families: an all-inclusive annual membership costs just $5 per child! As a leading event sponsor for all Club fundraisers, Hunter Subaru also enables the Boys & Girls Club to host four signature events each year, reaching deep into our community and generating over 17% of our annual budget. Thanks to the generosity of this business, daily at the Club, hundreds of young people have the opportunity to eat free, healthy foods, receive homework help, take part in volunteer service, create art, engage in physical activity, build positive relationships, and even earn their first jobs. Hunter Subaru is more than just a company. For the young people who need us the most, Hunter Subaru is an agent of change, helping the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as responsible, productive, caring citizens.We are ever grateful, and our community forever changed due to Hunter Subaru’s tremendous support.

Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County
Boys and Girls Club - Youth of the Year

Hunter Subaru Shares the Love - Laura R

In 2019 Hunter Subaru shared the love with Blue Ridge Humane Society and sponsored the Strut Your Mutt 5K. The event allowed BRHS to raise much needed funds for the care of our animals. Over 120 runners and walkers, both human and furry enjoyed the event! As a result of Hunter Subaru’s support, following the run four adoptable dogs found their new homes and the happily ever after that all dogs deserve! Thanks to Hunter Subaru for making sure that Twinkie, Gummy Bear, Augustine, and Allistar found love and a family that day, and for making sure every animal at Blue Ridge Humane has their chance to have Love and a Family!

Blue Ridge Humane Society
Hunter Subaru Shares the Love

Couldn't have done it without Hunter Subaru!!! - Aaron S

Hunter Subaru of Hendersonville, NC literally saved my race from being cancelled!!! Hunter came on board well ahead of our Trail Race in DuPont State Forest as the Title Sponsor. Planning was going well, and the event even sold out! Race week came and I went to set up the course. An unpredictable snow began to fall. It kept falling. Four inches later, and upon completion of marking the 15.5 mile course, the Forest Service Ranger called and told me we had to postpone the event. Thankfully we had a makeup date the following week. NO PROBLEM!!! As the forecast came out for that following week, it called for rain. LOTS OF RAIN! Over 5" of rain. I knew DuPont would close its single track trails (rightly so), and I would need an alternate course, so I submitted and had an alternate course approved. Then the monkey wrench was thrown into the spokes! We weren't going to be able to park in DuPont. I had to find another place to park and shuttle the runners to DuPont. An unpredictable expense, and something without the Hunter Subaru sponsorship (and the generous donations of the runners), the event would have been cancelled! I am so grateful that Hunter Subaru supports local events like mine and allows me the opportunity to share the open spaces so many of us forget about and create experiences for so many people that not only create great memories, but lasting friendships amongst what were total strangers prior to the event! Hunter Subaru is a partner I'm thankful to have! You'll recognize my Subaru Outback driving around to trailheads and races. I bought it at Hunter! Respectfully submitted, Aaron Saft

MR Runningpains
Couldn't have done it without Hunter Subaru!!!

Hunter Subaru helps make the cancer journey better - Catherine D

Journey to be FREE Naturally is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit and critical cancer support resource for individuals coping with the impact of a cancer diagnosis in western North Carolina. This all-volunteer nonprofit is self-funded. Cancer is a traumatic experience that can change your whole life. Struggling with anxiety and depression is a normal response when coping with cancer. Dealing with cancer has a significant financial impact. This is why we offer our programs at no cost to make sure those impacted have access to the programs they need and want. However, there is a cost to this nonprofit. This is why we are so grateful to the Hunter Subaru team! Journey to be FREE was selected as the charity to receive the funds raised from their "No Shave November" fundraiser. Thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser! Your generous support is greatly appreciated! The number of new cancer cases is steadily increasing each year. It is our mission to make sure that individuals impacted by cancer have access to the support, education, social connection, resources, wellness programs, and community they need (and want) to help move through a very difficult time in their life. Thanks to Hunter Subaru's support, we can continue to focus on making the cancer journey better from the point of diagnosis through treatment, recovery, survivorship, and beyond!!

Journey to be FREE
Hunter Subaru helps make the cancer journey better

Tour D'apple Charity Cycling - Richard M

At Four Seasons Rotary Club of Hendersonville, we are truly grateful for Randy Hunter’s and Hunter Subaru’s seven years as a Presenting Sponsor of the Tour d’Apple on Labor Day each year. On Labor Day 2019, well over 600 cyclists enjoyed from twenty-five to one hundred miles of cycling through the mountains and apple orchards of Henderson County, NC - all thanks to Hunter Subaru and Subaru of America. Their support enabled our Rotary Club to provide funds for scholarships and student emergency funds for Blue Ridge Community College, books for local school libraries, refreshments for Special Needs Sports, meals for homeless students, and many more projects. Randy, many thanks! More at www.tourdapple.com.

Tour D'apple Charity Cycling

Hunter Loves Pets! - Laura R

Hunter Subaru finds so many ways to support Blue Ridge Humane Society with the Subaru Love Promise! Every year our animals receive are gift with toys and treats in addition to the pawsitively awesome support that Hunter Subaru provides for events like Strut Your Mutt 5K Walk & Run in Hendersonville. The support of Hunter Subaru over the years has helped Blue Ridge Humane save even more animals and inspired the next generation of supporters like Daniel who made his mom drive him out to the Adoption Center on the inaugural Make a Dog's Day because he HAD to donate food to our animals for the Subaru of America, Inc. Make a Dog's Day! Thank you Randy, Tom, and Hunter Automotive for being Hometown Heros to the pets and pet owners of WNC!

Blue Ridge Humane Society
Hunter Loves Pets!

Hunter Subaru Makes A Lasting Impact - Jenn T

Conserving Carolina love’s our home in the mountains and foothills, and we are so grateful that Hunter Subaru does too! Thanks to help from Hunter Subaru, Conserving Carolina raised over $105,000 this year at our annual Conservation Celebration fundraiser. This funding enables us to protect precious biodiversity, create parks and greenways, keep water clean, preserve historic farmland, and connect the next generation to nature. Together, we are improving community wellness by providing natural spaces, safe parks, and greenways that promote physical and mental health. We are making sure that everyone has an opportunity to get outside, and we are connecting children with nature so they have a healthy place to learn, and grow. We are so grateful that Hunter Subaru helps us leave this lasting impact on our community for generations to come.

Conserving Carolina
Hunter Subaru Makes A Lasting Impact