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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 Sheehy Subaru of Fredericksburg dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

At Sheehy Subaru, we believe in something more. We believe in being a positive force in something bigger. We believe in helping community. Not just by our donations, but by our actions. We believe in setting an example for others to follow. We believe the relationships we build should last a lifetime. We will strive to ensure that love is felt not just by our customers, but by all. We do this because we feel it is the right thing to do.

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Love Promise Stories from Sheehy Subaru of Fredericksburg

Subaru and Sheehy Subaru of Fredericksburg 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

Virtual Cooking Classes Increase Heart-Healthy Habits in Latina Mothers - Kimberly J

In 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) teamed up with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington to connect over 1,300 DC area residents to Simple Cooking with Heart. The curriculum teaches participants cooking skills and instills confidence in the kitchen through the lens of improving heart health with better nutrition. Before COVID-19, in-person classes were primarily facilitated in Washington, D.C. as part of the District’s SNAP-Education program. Now, Simple Cooking with Heart has expanded to Maryland and Virginia. The classes have been hosted virtually in light of the pandemic. Trained chef and certified integrated nutrition and health coach Veronica Velez-Burgess has always been enthusiastic about educating her local community on simple lifestyle changes to eat smart and live a longer, healthier life. As a YMCA culinary and nutrition educator, she brings her knowledge and passion for creating nutritious, affordable and simple meals to Latina mothers in Montgomery County participating in the Spanish-speaking version of the Simple Cooking with Heart curriculum. The virtual courses use AHA heart-healthy recipes while sharing small lifestyle changes to incorporate more fruits and vegetables, substitute sugary beverages for water and engage children in healthy eating. Veronica felt that the program, “left participants feeling confident in their ability to make lifestyle changes that led to noticeable health benefits for themselves and their families.” Oftentimes, participants would share sentiments like: “It is doable!” “I don’t have to change my life dramatically or stop eating the foods that I love.” “I can make these small changes. I can do it with my budget.” Developing trust, encouraging community support among participants and having honest and transparent conversations about the reality of healthy eating were imperative to the program’s success. “They really shared a lot about their own needs and challenges,” Veronica said. “We had really rich conversations about everything relating to the recipes, not just how you prepare them.” The group discussed how to manage high blood pressure with heart-healthy meals by limiting saturated fat, sodium and added sugars, and they shared grocery shopping recommendations for healthy eating on a budget. “The AHA takes budget into consideration in their recipes. They really think about what it costs to make these recipes, and for this group of participants, they felt it was manageable,” Veronica shared one of the reasons she loves teaching the Simple Cooking with Heart curriculum. “These recipes work because they are delicious and simple to prepare.” Over 8 weeks, Veronica saw participants using the AHA recipes more frequently, eating more fruits and vegetables, cooking with their children and introducing new foods to their families. One participant shared how these classes and small lifestyle changes made a big impact on her overall health. “She previously used the oven as storage and tended to deep fry most of the food she made for herself and her family. She now roasts dishes and avoids frying. When her kids are hungry, they make fruit smoothies together,” Veronica shared the participant’s testimonial. “She used to feel a lot of pressure around her heart and was constantly tired. By making changes, she feels better, has more energy and the pressure around her heart is gone. Her doctor was very happy with the changes because she lost 15 pounds, her blood pressure is lower and her general health has improved.” In addition to improving their health, participants also saw improvements in their children’s health. Many participants shared their children were at an increased risk for developing diabetes and obesity. By getting their children involved in the Simple Cooking with Heart classes, they became more open to trying new foods and learned skills to live a long and healthy life. Veronica emphasized the importance of the YMCA Youth and Family Services team. “Maria Hernandez and Freddy Climaco identified the participants and encouraged them to engage with the program in a very meaningful and sustainable way. They were instrumental in making the group’s participation a success,” she said. Interested in trying delicious, simple and quick recipes that are good for your heart and your wallet? Download our Shop Smart, Eat Smart digital recipe booklet or view Simple Cooking with Heart recipes and cooking tips at https://recipes.heart.org/. For questions and to learn more about the program, contact AHA’s Community Impact Director Erica McIntyre at Erica.McIntyre@heart.org. All Sheehy dealerships throughout the Mid-Atlantic will lead various initiatives in support of the AHA in the month of June, including virtual and in-person events to engage the community with ways to stay heart healthy. If you’d like to learn more about Sheehy’s support of the AHA, please visit https://www2.heart.org/site/Donation2?df_id=4220&mfc_pref=T&4220.


Our prayers for Mr. Gordon - Ryan D

Filling in for an advisor every now and then in the service lane is something I look forward to. I enjoy laughing, joking with customers on occasion because it brings a positive energy to the environment. One of our loyal customers Mr. Gordon came in for a routine service but I could tell he looked overwhelmed(no joke was to his satisfaction this time) as he is usually smiling and cheery. I asked him if everything was okay because I sensed a feeling about him that something was bothering him. He had told me his wife had been in the hospital for 45 days with Covid and its not looking very positive. Immediately it gave me "goose pimples" because I could see the overwhelming, tired and bleak expression in his face. I tried to cheer him up as best I could and let him know that our(Our dealership/Subaru/and my personal family) prayers were with him and his wife. As he left that day I could tell he was just "out of it". I thought about him that night and told my wife how he was fighting to stay hopeful. A few weeks pass and I was fortunate to fill in again for an advisor...low and behold Mr. Gordon sitting in the service drive. Cheery and excited I approach him hoping everything has made a positive turn with his wife's health... and the first thing I ask him is "How is your wife doing Mr. Gordon?" His response brought me to my knees and threw chills through my bones... he said "My wife just passed Easter weekend." I could see his face and how he was so distraught that it made my heart skip beats. I felt a connection with Mr. Gordon...I wish I could of done so much to help him through his grieving. I figured right now Mr. Gordon could care less about his state inspection and I wanted to give him something from the heart. So...I printed out his customer copy of the repair order, ran around to everyone in the facility from the General Manager to the technicians (while he is still waiting for his inspection to be done) told everyone his story and everyone wanted to sign his copy with kind words to let him know our prayers are with him and we will do anything to help him get through. People signed "sorry for your loss", "be strong", "Our prayers are with you" and some colored pretty hearts, everyone was so heart felt at his story. I gave him his copy as he was checking out, and the emotions we both shared at the moment have no words to describe it. I walked him to his vehicle and we both teared up...no words needed to be said...he shook my hand, got in his Forester and went about his day. He and I both shared a connection, its scary to think that one day something like this could hit home. As a part of Subaru I don't feel obligated to do things like that, its a culture that grows on you to care for people. What Mr. Gordon and I shared was LOVE. Ryan Dennison Service Manager Sheehy Subaru of Fredericksburg

Our prayers for Mr. Gordon

Just a pup from Puerto Rico - Dannielle H

Aylesbury, renamed Gus, came to us a scared pup from Puerto Rico. He was incredibly underweight, scared and unsure. Now, Aylesbury is living the life of luxury with dog beds, big sisters, DC exploring, Wine tastings(for his humans) and cozy sweaters.

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Just a pup from Puerto Rico