|Benefit Pull Raises $5,000 for Fisher House|
Located on Dover Air Force Base, Fisher House provides suites and services for families who are receiving the bodies of loved ones who have lost their lives while serving and defending their country.
Hoober employees George Bradley and Dave Wharry co-hosted the pull and several Hoober employees, customers, friends and family volunteered to help make the event a success. CNH Global provided t-shirts which Hoober sold to raise additional funds. The competition, held at the Chestertown Elks Lodge in Chestertown, MD included antique tractors, stock and modified tractors and trucks.
Bradley and Wharry, along with Middletown store manager Mike Null and Brian Gott, service manager at Hoober’s Seaford location, presented a check to Robin Rayne at Fisher House and were able to tour the facility as well.
“Being at the facility and going on the tour, which isn’t normally provided, made quite an impact on all of us,” said Wharry. “To meet the people responsible for running the Fisher House at Dover Air Force Base and hearing what they do for the families of those who have lost their lives serving our country was very powerful. You’re reminded of the sacrifices that are being made and that is very humbling. It made us wish we could do more.”
This year marked the third consecutive year Hoober, Inc. has hosted a benefit truck and tractor pull and Null said the impact that has been made in the first three years makes it exciting to start looking ahead to next year’s event.
“What we’ve seen is the community coming together for a good cause and having a good time doing it,” said Null. “The competition is really fun and we’re thankful to everyone who participates and those who contribute and volunteer their time. We’ve seen firsthand the difference this event is making and we’re already looking forward to next year’s pull.”