To the Editor:
Thank you for sharing the story about Don Moore and St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter in Owensboro, Ky. ("A Kentucky dealer's cup overfloweth," May 4).
The true story of how dealers, their families and their teams make a difference in their communities is often lost amid the more sensational stories of the day.
Without the dedicated and caring leaders in thousands of dealerships, our communities would not be able to provide assistance to many people in need.
This is not done to boost sales or for recognition; it is an ongoing commitment that is shown every day by dealers where they live and work.
If you totaled the financial and nonfinancial support (volunteers, gifts in kind and public support) and employment created by dealers, you would see that the impact is staggering.
I look forward to the day when the thousands of good works done by dealers receive the same press as the alleged misdeeds of the few.
National Indirect Lending Head
Dealer Financial Services
SunTrust Banks Inc.