Children's Programs Receive July Dyer Difference Awards
It’s often been said that being a mom is the hardest job in the world, and you can read every book and search every YouTube video in the world, but sometimes, you need the advice of someone who has been there before, knows what you’re going through, and is trained to help guide you through the bumps and valleys. Indian River Healthy Start Coalition is that sage guidance for every mother, every baby, and every family in Indian River County, and they do it for free to help make every mom the best caregiver she can be. Because Indian River Healthy Start Coalition has connected with 95 percent of pregnant mothers with over 5,500 opportunities to educate and provide health and parenting guidance, the organization was selected as the Indian River recipient of the July Dyer Difference Award.
With over 2,000 members and a full community of support, the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County’s Chili Cook-Off is one of the highlights of the summer months on the Treasure Coast. This year’s event had a cartoon theme, and the Havert L. Fenn Center was abuzz with every imaginable cartoon character, all sampling a variety of different chilis in an attempt to win prizes and acclaim for the area’s best chili. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, an organization dedicated to enabling all young people an opportunity to reach their potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. In addition to supporting the event with a unique chili offering, members of the Dyer Chevrolet family in Fort Pierce selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County as the July recipient of the St. Lucie Dyer Difference Award.
Since relocating to the area in 2008, each month, Dyer Chevrolet staff members at Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce and Dyer Chevrolet Mazda Subaru in Vero Beach meet to review the applications which have been submitted in their respective counties and select one non-profit organization to receive that month’s recognition and a $3,000 award in each county. For the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff, the award and the $6,000 in donations between the two counties are all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions. If you’d like to nominate a non-profit organization for the Dyer Difference Award, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.
(left) Indian River County – Dyer’s Nicole Schneider is on hand to give the July Dyer Difference Award to Indian River Healthy Start Coalition’s Robyn Stork Hjalmeby and Andrea Berry. Dyer General Manager Jonathan Hardie presents the award to Race Director Eddie Branigan with help from Dyer’s Chuck Marchetti and Brittany Richmond.
(right) St. Lucie County (Photo courtesy of Boys & Girls Club St. Lucie) –Dyer Chevrolet’s Jonathan Holmes, Tatiana & Will Dyer, and Matthew Machalek present the July Dyer Difference Award to Boys & Girls Club Board President Rich Del Toro, Board Member Sarah Pride and Maygan Johnson, BGC Vice President of Development.