Buy a car, help a heart
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 15, 2019 - Get Involved

Operation 200 is back and in full swing at Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck Centre.

During the month of May, both dealerships are donating $100 per vehicle sold to the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre for new equipment. As always, the goal is to sell 200 vehicles so that $20,000 is donated during the sixth annual fundraising event. The Kot Auto Group initially committed $120,000 to the centre, so if it reaches its goal this year it will meet the overall goal.

The initiative is near and dear to the heart of Kot Auto Group president John Kot, as his daughter Janessa has been affected by heart problems since birth.

“Having the ability to help our community provide a higher level of health care for all families will help everyone through an already difficult time in their life,” Kot said in a press release. “After successfully donating $20,000 last year to IHSC, we look forward to doing it again.

“IHSC started assisting residents of the Okanagan in late 2015, and we are honoured to support this foundation in their efforts to provide the highest level of medical care in Kelowna and surrounding area.”

Kelowna Hyundai is located at 3260 Hwy 97 North, while Buy Direct Truck Centre can be found at 1638 Cary Rd.

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