Tachet family Elizabeth Charlie and Elmer Joseph won a 2006 Dodge Caravan worth $6000 from Autobot Sales Inc. as part of their ‘Christmas giveway.” Joseph received the most nominations from the community for being “selfless

Autobot Sales boosts the Christmas spirit

Autobot Sales Inc., a car dealership that’s been in Burns Lake for less than a year, has donated two cars worth over $10,000.

Autobot Sales Inc., a car dealership that’s been in Burns Lake for less than a year, has boosted the Christmas spirit in town, donating two cars worth over $10,000.

The car dealership received 65 nominations for their first ‘Christmas giveway’ – where they give a car to a person or family in need. Out of those nominations, nine were for Tachet resident Elmer Joseph, and they all spoke highly of his character.

“Elmer is selfless, caring and hardworking,” explained Clayton Wainwright, Manager at Autobot Sales. “Mr. Joseph’s lifestyle of continuously helping others is something we are honored to contribute to.”

“We wanted to help as many people as we could with the giveaway, and by choosing Elmer, through his generosity we knew that it would be helping more people than just his immediate family,” he added.

Joseph and Elizabeth Charlie have three children, one of which has health issues.

“Being able to safely get to their medical appointments is a constant concern of the family,” explained Wainwright. “We were so happy to help them.”

Autobot Sales is hoping life will be a little bit easier for the Tachet family now that they’ve won a 2006 Dodge Caravan worth $6000.

“But what it [the car] is truly worth can only be measured by the impact it has on his family,” said Wainwright.

According to Autobot Sales, the Christmas giveway was intended to make a difference is a family’s life.

“We obviously know that one car isn’t going to change the entire community, but the impact this has had on Mr. Joseph’s family is what we believe Christmas is all about,” said Wainwright.

Autobot Sales relied on the community to bring forth the most deserving families through nominations.

“As we expected, the good people of the regional district came through,” said Wainwright. “The folks of Burns Lake and its surrounding areas are a caring and tight knit group of people.”

The second giveaway was for Lake Babine Nation’s bingo event that took place at Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre on Dec. 18, 2015. The winner took home a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu valued at $4900.

Wainwright said Autobot Sales has received a great deal of support from Lake Babine Nation and that’s why they decided to donate a car to the community as a token of their appreciation.

Wainwright recently became the new manager at Autobot Sales. He left a lucrative career at Northland Dodge in Prince George to manage the dealership in Burns Lake, where he considers his home.

Autobot Sales, which has the same owners of Industrial Transformers Inc, moved to its present location in June 2015.

According to Wainwright, there will be many more cars donated to the community in the years to come.

“Our goal is to give back as much as we possibly can to this community, and next year we hope to get more businesses in town involved with the Christmas giveaway.”


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