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Thank You! BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch Donation Totaled $14,000 from Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln!

Donation of $13,750 $14,000 Was Raised During Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln Ltd.‘s Partnership with the BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch

UPDATED – February, 18, 2013

(NANAIMO, BC) February 13, 2013– STEVE MARSHALL FORD LINCOLN LTD.’s partnership with the BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch to raise donations toward the prevention of cruelty to animals has been deemed triumphant.

Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln is inviting the media, BC SPCA supporters, animal lovers, and their staff to attend the cheque presentation on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 9am Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11 am. Leon Davis of the BC SPCA Nanaimo, Ann Marie Ebdrup and Ryan Saunders of Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln will be available for video, photos, questions and comments.

Together, using word of mouth, social media and coverage from Island news stations and our local news papers, the dealership and shelter surpassed the original goal of $10,000 on January 24, 2013. It was an emotional moment, felt by the staff at both locations.

“Many people in our dealership and our community, including myself, have been touched by the BC SPCA,” said sales leader Ryan Saunders, Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln. “Thanks to the good work of the SPCA my dog Kobe is still with us today.”

Leon Davis, BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch said, “Unbelievable. When I told the staff [we had passed $10,000] there were a few tears.”

“I hadn’t realized just what an impact we could make. Exceeding our goal was a great moment.” Karen Ann Markmann, IT Leader for Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln, “I am glad this partnership was a great fit with our dealership’s other community support efforts and, more importantly, our employees’ sentiments.”

The final total for January 2013 donations is $13,750 $14,000.


Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln is a full service automobile dealership located at 3851 Shenton Road in Nanaimo, BC. They offer sales, service and support for all your automotive needs including accessories, maintenance & repairs, purchase or leasing of new Ford or Lincoln model’s and preowned vehicles of various brands.

The BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. It rescues 1,400 abused, abandoned and neglected animals each year and conducts over 200 animal cruelty investigations.

The BC SPCA mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation


Ryan Saunders, Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln

Leon Davis, BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch

Ryan and Leon pictured with about $250 worth of food, thanks to Hill's the SPCA does not have to worry about food and maintaining a steady diet for the rescues. Hill's provides as much food as they need.

Special thanks to The Vincent's whom kicked off the SPCA Fundraiser by coming in the first day of January to purchase their 2013 Ford Escape

Amber Robinson was so into the SPCA fundraising, she came back for a photo, that we messed up terribly, but the sentiment is there. Thanks Amber.