UPDTAE: The Wheels to Prosper nomination due date has been extended to July 20th. See below for information about the giveaway and how to nominate!
Three local businesses, CW Motorsports, of Effingham; Probst Auto Body, of Dieterich; and Webster Tire and Auto, of Teutopolis, are participating in this year’s “Wheels to Prosper.” Wheels to Prosper is national organization that gives away cars to deserving, in-need individuals. The organization was established in 2011 and has 54 auto shops that participate across the nation. In total, they have given away 145 vehicles.
Phil Webster, of Webster Tire and Auto, said that the yearly giveaway was a chance to give back to the community.
The first business in the area to participate in the giveaway event was Probst Auto Body. According to owner Mark Probst, he originally heard about Wheels to Prosper from a friend.
Cody Willenborg, of CW Motorsports, said that they are looking to help people who put their own problems behind them to help others.
Five individuals will be selected to be finalists for the giveaway and three will receive cars. The cars are donated by the participating businesses.
Individuals are nominated by the community and chosen by the participating business owners. If you know someone who does good in the community, and could benefit from the giveaway, submit a nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by July 1st with the selection of the winners to be held on July 30th at the Effingham Save-A-Lot parking lot.