Month: March 2017

Brown’s Toyota – Serving the Larger Baltimore Community

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Brown’s Toyota
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William E. Schuiling is the owner and chairman of Brown Automotive Group, which is based in Fairfax, Virginia. Through Brown Automotive, William Schuiling operates a number of car dealerships, including Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie in Maryland, which has thrice been recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the largest dealerships in the area. As such, the dealership understands the importance of serving the community.

Last year, Brown’s Toyota donated about $100,000 to area charities, such as the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Hospice of the Chesapeake, and Hope For All, which provides furniture and clothing to families and individuals in need. In addition, the dealership has provided sponsorship for local youth sports teams and RISE for Autism events. At Christmastime, the dealership participates in the Angel Tree program organized by the Salvation Army and sponsors 30 kids, which entails purchasing all the items on their wish lists.

Community service also extends to the dealership’s customers. Each month, Brown’s Toyota spends considerable money to supply customers with coffee and donuts while they are in the waiting area. The dealership also has a shuttle service to get customers where they need to go.

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Corporal Todd Nicely – Working to Inspire Other Disabled Veterans

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William E. Schuiling owns Brown Automotive Group, a leading network of dealerships throughout the mid-Atlantic. Charitable giving is a priority for William Schuiling, who is especially fond of personal giving that directly touches lives. In recent years, he donated a new Toyota Tundra to Corporal Todd Nicely, a veteran disabled during his service in Afghanistan.

Corporal Nicely joined the Marines in response to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. He rose quickly through the ranks, and by 2011, he was a corporal in charge of 12 infantry Marines in Afghanistan.

That year, he stepped on the weighted plate of an improvised explosive device during a security foot patrol. The resulting explosion robbed him of both legs and both hands. He became the second quadruple amputee to survive such an injury, aided by modern technology and a six-minute emergency response time.

Corporal Todd Nicely hopes to use his experience to aid other wounded troops through counseling, public awareness, and participation in programs like Tunnels to Towers.