Ram truck owners are a special breed. Kind, hardworking people with big hearts, looking to do some good in the world. From disaster relief to blood drives or even just cutting a neighbor’s grass, Ram Nation is here to help.
“When we came up with Ram Nation, we had a ton of owners, dealers and corporate people that wanted to give back. These were people showing up in their Ram trucks, asking how they can help…and that’s the way truck people are,” said Bob Hegbloom, head of the Ram Trucks Brand.
The Ram Brand established a partnership with the First Response Team of America in 2012 to help communities across America respond to natural disasters and assist in Ram Nation efforts.
25 Volunteers, 15 Ram Trucks
Late last spring, severe flooding and storm damage hit the areas of Wimberley and San Marcos, Texas. Ram Nation helped deliver supplies and help area residents recover from the devastating flooding.
Tad Agoglia, founder of the First Response Team of America, directed the effort and lead the caravan of Ram trucks into the areas in need.
“We’re actually dealing with whole houses that have been washed away. There’s so much heavy-duty work that needs to be done, so they can begin the rebuilding process,” said Agoglia.
Tim Wolkowicz, a member of the First Response Team, was part of the team that helped bring relief to the Texas flooding disaster.
“As far as floods go, this is probably one of the worst I’ve seen since I’ve been working with the First Response Team of America. Having all of these people here together really makes things go a lot quicker,” Wolkowicz said.
OAKLAND HILLS COMMUNITY GARDEN, MICHIGAN
30 Volunteers, 15 Ram Trucks
Oakland Hills Community Garden is a strictly volunteer community garden in Oakland Township, Michigan. The garden offers children and families a space to learn about healthy eating and growing their own crops. Volunteers from the Ram Trucks corporate headquarters and local dealerships worked with Ram Nation to plant crops and deliver patio blocks, with the proceeds being donated to local charities.
“Serving locally is so important. Now that Ram Nation is teaming up with us … I can’t even imagine the amount of progress we will be able to make,” said Nicolette Jenaras, leader of the Oakland Hills Community Garden.
“Really what we’re doing is we’re enabling our customers to do things that they already like to do. Truck guys are the guys sweating and getting their hands dirty, and doing something that’s making a difference for the community,” said Carl Lally, Senior Manager, Ram Advocate Organization.
32 Volunteers, 21 Ram Trucks
When a 2-mile-wide tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, the town was devastated. Lives were lost and homes were destroyed.
Immediately, the community began to reach out. And soon, Ram Nation members united to help bring relief to the community of Moore.
“It’s hard work, but I think people bond together and the teamwork helps you overcome all of that,” said Dave Sowers, Head of Ram Truck Marketing.
Learn more about what you can do to help, and sign up to join Ram Nation in your community here: http://bit.ly/RamNation