Newell Coach Collects $200K for United Way
Newell Coach Corp. was the premier sponsor of a March 19 fundraiser that helped raise $200,000 for the United Way effort in Indio, Calif.
Motorcoach Country Club and Desert Shores Motorcoach Resort, both of Indio, hosted the fundraising event and auction, The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, reported.
More than 250 residents and guests of the two RV resorts attended the event at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells and helped raise the $200,000.
There were three silent auctions prior to the dinner and a live auction called during dinner.
Auctioneer Joe Demarte kept the pace lively and entertainment was provided by trumpet soloist, Johnny Zell, along with orchestra musicians.
“It was an incredible evening where the generosity was overwhelming and heartwarming,” said Kay Ladner, general manager of Motorcoach Country Club. “Residents of these high-end motorcoach resorts often joke about being ‘trailer trash with cash’ — and they proved it on that Saturday night.”