Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) in Fairfax, Virginia
The owner of Brown Automotive Group, LTD, William E. Schuiling gives back to the community through his support of several different philanthropic organizations. One of the organizations that William Schuiling supports is the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) in Fairfax, Virginia.
HART largely operates through the help of volunteers, who assist in caring for and placing both dogs and cats. Much of the volunteer needs in relation to dogs involves fostering animals until permanent homes are found or assisting with weekly Dog Adoption Days. During these events, dogs have the chance to meet potential adopters, and volunteers are needed to look after the dogs and introduce them to interested individuals.
To help with cats, volunteers may consider fostering both adult and young cats, bottle-feeding kittens, or helping to clean cages. In addition, volunteers are needed to transport cats to veterinary appointments and follow up with families after they have adopted an animal. HART also holds cat and kitten adoption events that are staffed largely by volunteers.
In addition, individuals can volunteer at fundraising events or help collect items for silent auctions and similar initiatives.
World Trade Center
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.
Brown Automotive Group, Ltd.
Serving the needs of automotive customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, William E. Schuiling owns and chairs the Brown Automotive Group, Ltd. William E. Schuiling’s dealerships encompass a full range of automaker-affiliated identities, including Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.
Brown’s Car Stores achieved a milestone in December, 2016, with the unanimous endorsement by a Leesburg, Virginia, planning commission panel of its expansion plan. The proposal involves the creation of a pair of auto dealerships in the East Market Street corridor of the historic Loudon County community.
The proposal, which will proceed to the city council for approval, involves business rezoning of a piece of land to include the two dealerships, which will face each other. On the north side of Russell Branch Parkway, the business will be situated between an existing Cobb movie theater and Lowe’s site, while on the south side of the parkway, it will be located next to municipal public works and utilities buildings and a townhouse development. The Brown’s Car Stores proposal includes assisting in the creation of a segment of the Tuscarora Creek pedestrian/bike trail, which runs along an extensive adjacent floodplain that is not proposed for development.