Highmark employee wins car in United Way giveaway | News

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre resident and Highmark worker Iris Lewis came to the United Way of Wyoming Valley business on Tuesday soon after her supervisor instructed her she won a prize.

She was astonished when she came outside with United Way and MotorWorld officials and noticed her prize was a vehicle.

Lewis, 35, won a two-12 months lease for a 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid that MotorWorld donated in honor of the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s 100th anniversary campaign.

It was a huge shock for Lewis, who does not have a auto or a driver’s license. She has her learner’s permit and is operating on getting her license.

Immediately after her supervisor texted her that she won a prize and should go to the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s place of work to decide on it up, Lewis claimed, “She never ever told me what it was and I definitely was not anticipating this.”

“I’m extremely grateful but very amazed,” stated Lewis, who is a mom of a 15-month-outdated son named Isaiah. “I was not anticipating it to be a motor vehicle. I am appreciative.”

United Way of Wyoming Valley president and CEO Monthly bill Jones explained the names of everyone who donated at least $3 per week or a whole of $156 a calendar year or additional to the United Way had been entered into a drawing for the organization’s campaign automobile incentive giveaway.

The winner has the selection to decide on the two-calendar year-lease to the Toyota Camry Hybrid or $5,000 in dollars, he stated.

“We are thrilled that Iris was the picked winner,” Jones reported. “She does not have a driver’s license or a car so it couldn’t have been a a lot more acceptable reward.”

Motorworld president Rick Osick claimed Motorworld can make a sizeable contribution to the United Way of Wyoming Valley and resources the motor vehicle giveaway.

“We give them the car or truck and we spend for the decals and every little thing else and get it all dressed up and permit them use the vehicle for the overall marketing campaign as an incentive to get everybody fired up about offering,” Osick reported.

Jones explained he is grateful to MotorWorld for its extended-standing assistance of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, which focuses on addressing childhood poverty and supports the get the job done of community companies, programs and partnerships that profit small children.

“This donation encourages people to support our operate as we proceed to increase the odds of results for at-risk children and families throughout the Wyoming Valley,” he explained.