The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.

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What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Empire Subaru of Huntington dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

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Did Empire Subaru of Huntington go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Empire Subaru of Huntington

Subaru and Empire Subaru of Huntington believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

Share the Love Event Huntington Hospital - Tara R

Huntington Hospital’s neurosurgery team is dedicated to advancing patient care through cutting-edge research spanning from discovery science and translation to clinical care. Because of supporters like Empire Subaru, Huntington Hospital is able to invest in specialized equipment for advanced surgical procedures in oncology, orthopedics, cardiac care, and the neurosciences, furthering our commitment to delivering world class care right in your backyard. With the Subaru Share the Love event's support, Huntington Hospital is pioneering solutions to serve patients who suffer from traumatic brain and spine injury, brain tumor, stroke, concussion, spinal tumors, and more. Your belief in this mission fuels our ability to create positive change and healthier communities. Thank you for standing with us.

Huntington Hospital  Northwell Health Foundation
Share the Love Event Huntington Hospital

Melissa & Buster the underdog Executive Director Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc. - MELISSA E

Buster was on the kill list of a local shelter. He was 4 years old. They said he was aggressive- they could not handle him- he growled and barked and could only be walked on a rabies pole. If a rescue did not step up in a few days, he was set to be euthanized. We read his story- his notes; as always, we saw something in him that others did not see. We did not see aggression: he just needed understanding and the proper environment. Animals are not round pegs which fit into round holes; they are each individual living, breathing souls who require patience, love, understanding and sometimes, a little extra knowledge and understanding. We pulled him from the shelter and sent him straight to our behaviorist. Within the week, she saw his behaviors- he became very vocal and fixated on his water bowl, his gate, his kennel, his lock on his kennel…all silver, shiny things. She informed us that our Buster has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder , or OCD. Yes, dogs do get OCD and it can be similar to that in humans. This is a neurological condition. He is not aggressive, he instead is afraid of certain items and fixates on them and his response is irrational. Excessive barking, staring and at times latching on to things. He needed help controlling his environment which means, no more silver shiny things near him and he needs a steady, consistent routine. He is being treated with medicine to help alleviate some of his mannerisms but it is a combination of medicine and proper care. He is doing well- he loves life, he loves to play with his toys. especially his tennis balls or any type of ball. He loves hikes, and car rides. He loves to crawl and hide in small places. His condition requires management with people who understand his condition, know how to help him once he begins to fixate and to let him know he is safe. He is not aggressive; he just needs a little extra help with his neurological condition. Our Buster is an underdog; you cannot tell by looking at him. He cannot explain it; rather he lives with it and thankfully with people who have the knowledge, understanding and love to care for him and to keep him safe. Thank you Subaru for understanding that the underdogs need help; and sometimes this help requires extra funds as there are so many animals in need, it can be challenging financially to help those with special needs due to financial constraints. We cannot do it without people like those at Subaru who understand this. We and Buster Thank you. Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc.

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Melissa & Buster the underdog Executive Director Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc.

Help for a Family on Verge of Homelessness - Valerie R

In the summer of 2022, a local family in crisis came to St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport for help to find shelter. Due to difficult relations with a landlord, the family was losing its rental space. At one point, the father spent two nights in a car while his wife and their two young children found shelter elsewhere. Volunteers with the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Outreach office were able to calm the family's fears and help them find a new apartment. In addition, Parish Outreach -- with generous help from Empire Subaru of Huntington and the Subaru Share the Love program -- was able to provide a check to fund the security deposit for the new family. Our volunteers also referred the family to county social services to determine their eligibility for other public support. This is one example of how our Parish Outreach office serves our community. From January through August 2022, our office has responded to 2,788 requests from local residents, regardless of religious or other beliefs, for help or referrals for problems involving unemployment, mortgage and rental payments, utility bills, car repairs, car insurance and medication. We provided bus passes and gift cards for fresh food and clothing. Our volunteers conduct bereavement seminars for people who have lost loved ones, as well as vaccine clinics. We have hosted talks on smart financial planning for retirees and how residents can avoid criminal scams. Subaru’s support also helps us to continue our free transportation to the elderly and disabled in our community, providing them with independence and dignity. This vital service transports clients to our parish food pantry, doctor appointments, physical therapy, food shopping and more. Subaru’s support helps us to pay for our van gas bills, wheelchair lift and van repair. Thank you, Subaru, for your compassion, kindness and generosity to those in need in our community! You live the meaning of "Share the Love"! Valerie Raineri, acting coordinator St. Anthony of Padua Parish.

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Help for a Family on Verge of Homelessness

Empire Subaru of Huntington Shares the Warmth - Morgan W - Morgan W

On Thursday, October 5th the LLS Metro NY Chapter and Empire Subaru of Huntington had the pleasure of delivering 80 blankets to Zuckerberg Cancer Center as part of the Subaru Loves to Care program. These blankets were received by the Zuckerberg Cancer Center staff who were thrilled to arrange delivery to their patients. Many thanks to everyone at Empire Subaru of Huntington and Zuckerberg Cancer Center for not only an incredible day, but for supporting LLS’s mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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Empire Subaru of Huntington Shares the Warmth - Morgan W

Subaru helps local hospital save lives - Dominique S

Huntington Hospital is dedicated to advancing patient care through cutting-edge research from discovery science and translation to clinical care. Inspired by our patients, Huntington Hospital clinicians aim to improve patient care through a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach. Caring for patients who suffer from traumatic brain and spine injury, brain tumor, stroke, concussion, spinal tumors, and more, we rely on philanthropic support to fuel programmatic enhancements. Every innovative step yields improvement in the procedure of diagnosis and treatment and the life expectancy of patients. Subaru’s SHARE THE LOVE support has helped to fuel the growth of this department, specifically the purchase of our new Neurosurgical Operating Scope. This innovative technology enables Huntington Hospital’s neurosurgeons to operate with a sure, unhesitating hand and clear recognition of the details of the anatomical structure on which they are working. Robert Kerr, MD, PhD, chief of neurosurgery, says “we are very fortunate to have this incredible life-saving technology and engineering for our patients, and we are grateful to Empire Subaru for their support.”

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Subaru helps local hospital save lives

Share the Love event - Dominique S

Huntington Hospital is dedicated to advancing patient care through cutting-edge research from discovery science and translation to clinical care. Inspired by our patients, Huntington Hospital clinicians aim to improve patient care through a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach. Caring for patients who suffer from traumatic brain and spine injury, brain tumor, stroke, concussion, spinal tumors, and more, we rely on philanthropic support to fuel programmatic enhancements. Every innovative step yields improvement in the procedure of diagnosis and treatment and the life expectancy of patients. Subaru’s SHARE THE LOVE support has helped to fuel the growth of this department, specifically the purchase of our new Neurosurgical Operating Scope. This innovative technology enables Huntington Hospital’s neurosurgeons to operate with a sure, unhesitating hand and clear recognition of the details of the anatomical structure on which they are working. Robert Kerr, MD, PhD, chief of neurosurgery, says “we are very fortunate to have this incredible life-saving technology and engineering for our patients, and we are grateful to Empire Subaru for their support.”

Northwell Huntington Hospital
Share the Love event

Subaru supports local Community Outreach - Karen H

Empire Subaru of Huntington through the Share the Love program has generously donated $22,759 to the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Outreach. This year we have helped many people who lost work due to the Covid 19 virus with assistance for rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, car repairs, car insurance and medication costs and flu shots. We helped gift cards for fresh food and clothing. This would not have been possible without the Support of Empire Subaru of Huntington. Subaru’s support also helps us to continue our free transportation to the elderly and disabled in our community, providing them with independence and dignity. This vital service transports clients to the food pantry, doctor appointments, physical therapy, food shopping and more. Subaru’s support helps us to pay for our van gas bills, lift and van repair and upkeep. Thank you Subaru, for your compassion, kindness and generosity to those in need in our community! You live the meaning of "Share the Love"! Karen Humphreys, Coordinator St. Anthony of Padua Parish and Community Outreach

Subaru supports local Community Outreach

PAWS was Rescued - Melissa G

When Chris Pompeo, General Manager of Huntington Subaru called us, Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society, Inc., asking if we would be interested in joining them on the National Make a Dog’s Day, adoption event we were so excited and honored to be invited. To partner with such a wonderful community-oriented company is an absolute honor. Subaru is a truly inspiring company. It is rare to see a company give so much to charity and to help their communities as well. Our group, has been saving lives for 48 years on Long Island; our motto has been “to promote respect for all living things”. We help the “underdog”- we help those animals that most would pass over either because they are “senior citizens”, sick, handicapped, disabled or behaviorally misunderstood. Helping these types of animals, tend to be inherently costly. We have 6 other programs, which help animals and their families, on Long Island and we survive on donations. We cannot do what we do without the help of generous people; and a company like Subaru helping these animals, is greatly appreciated. Subaru making a commitment to supporting animals, and helping unwanted pets with a commitment to special needs dogs, is inspiring. These are the dogs that are looked over and left behind. All animals need help in so many ways; the number of unwanted dogs and cats is staggering and the number that are killed every day in our shelters are heartbreaking. We have a deep respect for Subaru for taking on this challenge and speaking up for these animals, which are in need of such a hero. We know how difficult it can be, but we also know how rewarding it is and this is priceless. We are tireless at what we do as so many need help and we need more companies to follow the lead which Subaru has clearly taken to help these animals. The other programs which Subaru has chosen to support are indicative of the commitment Subaru has to helping others and our communities. It is evident that they have carefully chosen who to help and how to best make an impact with their commitment. If other companies did what Subaru has chosen to do, what a better place our world would be. Thank you, Subaru and Chris Pompeo and his wonderful team who supported us, during this event. We are proud and honored to partner with Subaru and this Huntington team to help make an effort and change lives of so many. Pioneers for Animals Welfare Society, Inc.

Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
PAWS was Rescued

Empire Subaru Huntington Supports Island Harvest - Marlayna A

Huntington Subaru joined Empire Automotive Group in donating $17,460 to Island Harvest Food Bank to support our hunger-relief efforts on Long Island. Island Harvest Food Bank has been at the forefront of responding to the growing needs of Long Islanders who are food insecure and impacted by COVID-19 since our Emergency Response Program was activated on March 9, 2020. In fact, all Island Harvest programs have been modified and adapted to ensure continuity of services for the most vulnerable members of the Long Island community. Through these increased efforts, Island Harvest Food Bank has been able to support 10 million meals through the distribution of nearly 12 million pounds of food to more than 450,000 individuals and families affected by the pandemic. While the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak linger throughout our local communities, Island Harvest Food Bank continues to provide an unprecedented level of food and social service support to the hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders affected by hunger in the wake of this unprecedented public health crisis. Huntington Subaru’s generous contribution will support Island Harvest in providing critical food and support services to the growing number of Long Islanders struggling with hunger and poverty during this unprecedented time.

Island Harvest Food Bank
Empire Subaru Huntington Supports Island Harvest

Subaru helps families - karen H

Subaru has helped many families in the East Northport Community through the Share the Love program. One family with 3 special needs children needed a roof repaired and new flooring for their home. With only the Father being able to work, this family could not afford these important home repairs. Subaru's generous donations through the share the love program paid for them to get the help they needed! At St. Anthony's Parish Outreach we were able to help several families who suffered loss from an area apartment complex fire with gift cards for food and clothing and also provide rent assistance. We could not have done this without the assistance of the Subaru Share the Love program! In addition, every year Subaru does a coat drive and provides hundreds of coats to children and adults. These are given out at the Food Pantry and go quickly each year. Thank you Subaru and especially Vinny Rizzo, for your compassion, kindness and generosity to those in need in our community! You live the meaning of "Share the Love"! Karen Humphreys, Coordinator St. Anthony of Padua Parish and Community Outreach

St. Anthony of Padua Parish Outreach
Subaru helps families