River Bridge Regional Center Selected as Hometown Charity for 2023 Subaru Share the Love® Event


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River Bridge Regional Center Selected as Hometown Charity for 2023 Subaru Share the Love® Event

Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru and Subaru of America support local child sexual assault victims

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., May 17, 2024 – Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru will present a check in the amount of $23,500 to Centro Regional del Puente del Río on May 22 as a part of the 2023 Subaru Share the Love® Event. This is the third year in a row the nonprofit was selected for their impact and support provided to the growing number of child sexual assault victims in Pitkin, Garfield, Eagle, and Rio Blanco counties. The check presentation will occur at 12 p.m. at the dealership, with representatives from Subaru of America, Phil Long Dealerships, Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce and River Bridge, along with employees and partners of the retailer.

This year’s donation, an increase of over 50% from the prior year’s $15,500, will aid the operations of the River Bridge Regional Center and the Mountain West SANE Alliance (MWSA). The funds will support over 200 children at River Bridge with various services like forensic interviews, mental health assessment and/or therapy, medical consultation, exams, treatment, and will support the development of an evidence based, community education program on child abuse prevention. Additionally, MWSA will assist more than 40 adult and adolescent assault survivors with compassionate and comprehensive care. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that approximately 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys in the United States experience child sexual abuse.

“Thank you to our customers and the community for your continued support,” said Carroll Winkler, general manager of Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru. “You are the driving force that enables us to directly help our vulnerable children in accessing the vital resources they need to move forward, rebuild their lives and forge brighter futures. I am so proud of our employees and Subaru of America for their continued dedication and commitment.” 

As part of the Subaru Share the Love® Event, retailers were able to select a hometown charity that touched their local community’s heart and met various requirements, provided the charity does not harm animals, is environmentally responsible, and ensures donations are being used for the charitable mission and not administration costs.

From November 16, 2023, through January 2, 2024, with every new Subaru purchased or leased, Subaru of America and Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru, together, donated $325 to each customer’s choice of local or national charities, including River Bridge Regional Center, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®, Make-A-Wish®, Meals on Wheels America and the National Park Foundation. Additionally, Subaru of America and the retailer provided a donation for every Phil Long Subaru vehicle routine service visit during the campaign period. 

“River Bridge is proud to have partnered again with Phil Long Subaru as their chosen community nonprofit for the 2023 Share the Love Giving Campaign. The funds raised from this campaign help us continue our mission and ensure that vital victim services promoting hope and healing remain accessible in our community,” said Mary Cloud, Development Director of River Bridge Regional Center. “Child abuse and sexual assault are sensitive subjects that many find difficult to address openly. Therefore, we appreciate Phil Long Subaru for shining a light on this important issue that impacts many individuals in our community. Together we are coming closer to creating a community where children are safe, families are strong, and where all abused children are believed, supported and able to heal.”

Over the last 16 years, through the Subaru Share the Love® Event, Subaru of America, Inc. and participating Subaru retailers have donated more than $288 million to charity, with customers choosing between four national charities and over 2,300 hometown charities.

Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru received the 2023 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award, which 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, such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets. Phil Long Subaru has been recognized by the manufacturer nine times for excellence over the last twelve years.


River Bridge Regional Center is a nationally accredited nonprofit child advocacy center, utilizing a child-centered, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, assessment, and treatment of child abuse. River Bridge has served 3,060 children and 4,590 caregivers and non-offending family members since opening in 2008. Since 2017, the Mountain West SANE Alliance, a program within RBRC, has responded to 271 calls and conducted 159 medical forensic exams for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault.


Headquartered in a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company’s vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.


Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru is a community-driven, award-winning, and successful new and pre-owned vehicle and full-service dealership located in Glenwood Springs. In June 2021, Phil Long Glenwood Spring Subaru became the 18th dealership of Phil Long Dealerships and its second location in Western Colorado.

Phil Long Glenwood Springs Subaru is located at 175 Storm King Road in West Glenwood Springs, CO, a convenient drive from Rifle, Carbondale, Eagle and Aspen. Showroom hours are Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm, and Saturdays, 8am – 5pm. For more information, call 970.945.7447, follow us on Facebook or visit phillongsubaru.com to view our online inventory.


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