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Hertrich Toyota of Pocomoke recently provided significant funding to 15 local educators through their new Hertrich Cash for Class program. The Hertrich Cash for Class program invited educators in Somerset, Worcester and Accomack county to submit a video that showed what their school or classroom needed funds for. Educators were able to upload the videos on the Hertrich website throughout the month of November, then the first week of December, the community was able to vote for their favorite video. The community favorite winner automatically received full funding for their requested project. Throughout December and January, Hertrich worked with the school administrators to visit the classrooms and surprise the winning teachers and students with a big check.
“I have been in the automotive industry for a long time and this is one of the coolest projects I have ever been a part of,” says Sales Manager Clarence Campbell. “It was so neat to see the excitement on the faces of everyone in the school.”
In the end, the Hertrich Team visited 15 classrooms throughout all three counties and provided funding for tablets, Reflex Math, video equipment, an Ambassador Leaders Program, Projector laptop and display screen, Wacom tablet, an equestrian therapy program, Breakout EDU kits, furniture for two different classrooms, a math carnival, equipment for a blacktop recess area, paint for a blacktop recess area, 100 book challenge program supplies and general school supplies. 
The winner of the community favorite award was Mrs. Kolby Noble, a science teacher at Washington High in Somerset County who performed her own rendition of the popular song “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 and Cardi B. that asked the Hertrich Family for funding to update her classroom. Not only did she receive full funding for the project, but she also received a $1,000 check for a STEM project of her choice. 
“We were able to gift a lot of classrooms this year and we are very grateful we were able to do that,” says Marketing Manager Kara Curtis.  “We loved working with the schools on this project and we hope to be able to continue and expand it in the future.”
To view the video entries and to see pictures of the award presentations, visit www.hertrichtoyotaofpocomoke.com/cashforclass.  The Hertrich Family will also be sharing photos of the funded projects in action on their Facebook page as they are completed. 
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