The entire community, in fact everyone who has a driver’s license, is invited to attend the first-ever “Ride for the Rooms” Event at West River Health Services parking lot on Wednesday, March 16, any time from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
By TED UECKER | WRHS Foundation Development Officer
Similar to the “Ride and Drive for the Kids” events at Hettinger School, RZ Motors has joined West River Health Services Foundation in a cross-promotion where anyone with a driver’s license can come to the WRHS Administrative Building (Old Woody, or the old Clinic), fill out a short application, get in a new RAM truck, and take a short test drive. If we can convince 150-200 people or more to participate, RZ Motors has agreed to donate $2,500 or more to our “One Room At a Time Together” Campaign to renovate 42 resident rooms at our Western Horizons Care Center. In addition, RAM trucks might make a donation to the care center, if we can reach our goal. So we need the community to take a few minutes, maybe 10 or 15, to come join us for this worthwhile event.
This idea was sparked by RZ Motors General Manager, Kortney Kinsfater. Once he heard that RAM trucks was looking for a first quarter promotion (they usually do most of their promotions during third quarter rodeo season), he contacted Ted Uecker at the WRHS Foundation. Of course, Uecker, trying to raise $145,500 for the renovations to Western Horizons Care Center, jumped at the opportunity to make this happen. After all, West River Health Services Foundation has made a commitment to all area communities to get more actively involved.
On March 16, not only will there be a sensational “Ride for the Rooms” at West River, but RZ Motors will also be offering a full array of opportunities at their dealership in Hettinger. First off, they will be offering five-quart oil changes for $21.95 to anyone and any type of vehicle (usually they cost around $43.00); secondly, RZ Motors will be offering one-day pricing; and lastly, free hotdogs and pop – all day at RZ’s! WOW! Sounds like once a person test drives a new RAM truck at West River, they better head down to RZ Motors for an oil change, check out their inventory, visit with their people and have a dog as well!
So, save the date – March 16 – anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., come to West River Health Services. We’ll be there just off Highway 12, a little east of the Hettinger Clinic entrance. Why not come and test drive a RAM truck? You’ve always wanted to. Or maybe you have already, but want to drive it yourself! Plus, this keeps inching us closer to our fundraising goal of $145,500 to renovate our Western Horizons Care Center. Currently we are over a third of the way there, with over $56,000 raised! By coming to this “Ride for the Rooms,” you’ll help us get $2,500 closer to providing new flooring, new paint, new lighting, new furniture, new decorations, new sinks and maybe even new toilets for our residents. They certainly deserve a 5-star room – to go with our recent 5-star care designation by Nursing Home Compare.
Special thanks to RZ Motors for sponsoring this terrific event and for always supporting the Foundation at West River Health Services. We are “Partners for the Future of the Western Dakotas.”