Some of the organizations that Nelson Ford supports........
Toys for Tots Drop Off at Nelson Auto Center
I was visited by two fine young soldiers, marines in full dress
uniform. Their polite request was if we would consider being a drop off
site for the Toys for Tots, the Marine Corps' premier Christmas
community action program. My immediate answer was, yes! The marines
have been leading this charge for over a half century, collecting and
distributing over 450,0000,0000 toys! Imagine that! These toys are a
tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at
I visited with these two soldiers I learned that they were just
recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. They were based
out of the Wahpeton guard unit, but one was from Detroit Lakes and the
other from Glenco, Minnesota. I thanked them for their service to our
country and asked them what the experience was like. With their
military haircuts and fresh faces , the 20- year-old men stated, "It
was quite an experience." Both had interrupted their college careers
for this military service. I was impressed ? they were so well
mannered, so handsome in their dress uniforms, and so serious in their
request for this toy program. We are served well by these young
marines. Thank you, men."
We will be doing what we can to give
this program maximum media exposure. Please help us and these young
marines give kids tangible hope in the form of a toy.
Bring new, unwrapped toys to our dealership and place them in the designated box. Together we can make a difference.
Thank you, Laurel
Nelson Auto and Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Drive One 4 UR School Event
Saturday, October 6th Nelson Auto Center and Hillcrest Academy teamed
up for a test drive fundraising event called Drive One 4 UR School. For
every valid test drive at the event Ford Motor Company donated $20 to
Hillcrest Academy up to $6,000. The Ford Drive One 4 UR School program
was developed as a fun, engaging way to help high schools raise money to
support their sports and extracurricular activities.
Auto supplied 13 vehicles and drivers for the event and Hillcrest
raised over $3,600 toward a water filtration system for the community of
Sante Fe in the Dominican Republic!
Thanks everyone for a great event!
Nelson Auto Center Partners with Lake Region Healthcare on
Exciting New Venture
Cole and Angie Conklin are the Driver Rehabilitation Specialists that work with
the people that need this very special training, and Laurel Nelson, Nelson Auto Center, helped
make it possible by donating a specially equipped car.
The vehicle, a Ford 500 donated by Nelson Auto Center has
the adaptive instructor brake equipment, steering control knobs and hand
controls for both accelerator and brake.
"We understand that a car isn't just a piece of iron," said Laurel
Nelson, owner of Nelson Auto Center, "it's the freedom to live your life the
way you want to.
We want to help people
regain or retain their ability to drive and enjoy all that life has to offer!"
"We would serve elderly people, maybe someone who has
suffered a stroke," said Lisa Cole, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, "or
perhaps someone who has had a brain injury or an illness that has affected
their ability to drive. This program also serves people who have simply
begun to worry about their driving skills just because of the natural aging
process and how that affects their ability to be behind the wheel."
"It's all about independence and safety," said Cole, "and
we're just very happy to be able to provide this service to people in our
area." If you'd like more information on this new program, contact
Lisa or Angie at 218.736.8388
Emma Sue and Michael Benefit
Steve Doll Benefit
Jeff Teberg Benefit
John Good Benefit
Isiah Lawson Benefit
Tara Lindquist Benefit
Deer Hunters Association
Fergus Falls Fire Dept - Ladies Auxilliary
Rothsay School Snowmobile Ride
Chamber of Commerce ? Fergus Falls
Underwood School Fund Raiser
Master Gardener Club
Dalton Sportsman Club
Battle Lake Ducks Unlimited
Fergus Falls Ducks Unlimited Green Wing Project
Herman Norcross Spring Fling
Millerville Sportsmans Club
Lake Region Hospital Corporation/Foundation