Hertrich Helps

  


Hertrich partners with great local organizations who help our communities

For three generations, the Hertrich Family has dedicated themselves to supporting the impactful individuals in our local community, making their lives better and easier. We value our community partners and we enjoy working with these impactful individuals directly to make this world a better place.
  

  
  

 

Boys And Girls Clubs

WHY THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB 
  • Help children build great futures 
  • Provide opportunities that expand the lives of young people 
  • Share our values 
  • Strive to help every child, especially those that need them most 
  • Serve the same communities we do

HOW WE HELP:

Agriculture is the number #1 industry in our area and there is no better place to learn about it than the Delaware State Fair.

FAIR DAY INCLUDED

  • Kids Day 2017 - 5 clubs. 600 kids
  • Hold a baby chick. 
  • Learn about the circus.
  • Be a volunteer for an XPOGO stunt.
  • Feed a giraffe.
  • Study a butterfly.
  • Pet animals…lots of animals.
  • Eat as much fried food as possible.
  • Get interviewed by the news.


Sports develop character and character allows you to be great, which is why we sponsored the New Castle Basketball League.

EXPERIENCE GAINED BY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS B-BALL LEAGUES

  • Get announced like a professional player 
  • Learn to dribble
  • Make my first basket
  • Be part of a team
  • Develop confidence 
  • Stay active 
  • Build commitment


In order to support the kids in our community, the Boys and Girls Club needs the community to support them, which is why we often donate to the Local Clubs and specific programs they request as well as their annual gala.

BENEFITS OF BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS

  • Receive a healthy, well-balanced meal 
  • Get help with my homework
  • Get a scholarship 
  • Learn valuable life skills
  • Connect with caring adult staff and volunteers
  • Have fun 

Teacher of the Year

WHY:
We believe in rewording impactful individuals in our community and there is no one more impactful than the teachers who shape the minds of our young people.  To win Teacher of the Year is a distinct honor that shows you are world class in your field and we believe in recognizing and rewording those individuals…with the use of a brand new SUV for a year!

HOW WE HELP:
Whether it be at the back-to-school assembly or a high school football game, there is no better way to motivate, inspire and create a sense of pride than to recognize and reward those who are leaders in their field and community.  For this reason, we always prepare an exciting public presentation of the Teacher’s new vehicle, complete of course with lettering that announces the honor. 
  • Teacher of the Year nominated
  • Win 3 levels: school, district and county
  • Mentor Students
  • Be involved in the community
  • Impact hundreds of lives
  • Spend countless hours trying to better students
  • Compete in State Teacher of the Year


In 2017, the Talbot County school district recognized that there was another group of individuals who deserved to be recognized, so they created the honor of Support Staff of the Year. At their back to school assembly, we surprised their very first Support Staff of the Year with…you guessed it…use of a brand new SUV for a year!

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR

  • Help make the school run efficiently 
  • Provide a safe environment for students
  • Be dedicated to the education of students
  • Always be a mentor and leader to students
  • Serve the community

Salisbury Zoo

WHY:
The Salisbury Zoo has been a pillar of the community for many years.  Fred Hertrich IV recalled in a press conference that like much of the local community, he remembers visiting the zoo as a child and now loves taking his own children there. The Salisbury Zoo is one of the only remaining free zoos in the country and is focused on both the education of children of the community and the conservation of the animal species that reside there. 

HOW WE HELP:
Did you know a male Andean Bear can grow to be over 5 ft and can weigh up to 340 pounds? Now imagine what it would take to ship one internationally. As soon as we opened the new Hertrich Buick GMC of Salisbury in December 2016, our first dealership in the Salisbury community, we immediately approached the zoo to see how we could help.  Turns out they had a great opportunity to get a male Andean Bear from Ecuador to partner with their female bear Chaska which would be a huge opportunity for not only the community, but for the conservation of the species.  Only problem was they had to get him here.  For over a year we worked closely with the Salisbury Zoo and in December of 2017, we were able to join them in welcoming home to Salisbury our new friend Pinocchio. Since then we have continued our partnership with the Salisbury Zoo through participation in celebrations and events including Earth Day, coloring contests and the party unveiling of Pinocchio to the Salisbury Community.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BRING AN ANDEAN BEAR FROM EQUADOR TO SALISBURY

  • Build and ship the bear travel crate
  • Get Pinocchio’s travel papers approved by the government
  • Get crate out of customs
  • Salisbury Zoo’s Andean Bear team meet Pinocchio
  • Crate train Pinocchio
  • Learn about conservation by looking for Andean Bears…In the Andean Mountains
  • Transport Pinocchio to airport and board a FedEx plane
  • Fly Pinocchio from Ecuador to Miami
  • Pinocchio goes through US customs
  • Drive from Miami to Salisbury
  • Welcome Pinocchio to his new home
  • Transition Pinocchio to a new habitat
  • Throw a party
  • Introduce Pinocchio to Chaska
  • Welcome baby cubs?

 

USO Delaware

WHY:
We believe in serving the men and women in uniform who serve our country.  That is the mission of the USO. Whether it is providing snacks at the USO lounge or NASCAR race, or providing for the troops who are called to assist during a natural disaster, the USO is the frontline support for our veterans and their families.

HOW:

The USO told us that they really needed snacks, so we got snacks- 8 trucks full of snacks actually which were presented during our annual Veteran Recognition Event.

SNACK PACK THE TRUCK

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HELP A HERO
  • Ask for the community's help to Snack Pack the Truck 
  • Fill 8 full pickup trucks with snacks
  • Hold a Veteran’s Recognition Dinner
  • Have the Boys and Girls Club and local classes color pictures for our veterans
  • Donate a check to further the good of the USO 
  • Visit the USO to see first-hand the impact they have



Additional Partners

  • Accomack County Public Schools
  • AMC Museum Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Autism Delaware
  • Bears that Care
  • Beebe 1916 Club
  • Beebe Medical Foundation
  • Big Fish 5k Race
  • Boardwalk Buddy Walk Fund
  • Bryan Brothers
  • Camden-Wyoming Little League
  • Caroline County Public Schools
  • Caroline County Youth Soccer
  • Chesapeake Chamber Music
  • Delaware Knights of Columbus
  • Delta Waterfowl Foundation
  • Denton Little League
  • Draper Foundation/Bless our Children
  • Easton Volunteer Fire Dept
  • Friends of Caroline County
  • Greenbackville Vol Fire Dept
  • Independence Hall
  • John M. Scharp 5k / Beach Goes Blue
  • Kim and Evans Foundation
  • KSI, Inc.
  • Marion Volunteer Fire Dept
  • Mid-Shore Community Foundation
  • Middletown High School
  • Milford All Stars
  • Milford Lions Club
  • Milford Little League
  • Milford School District
  • Milton Fire Dept
  • Moms House Inc
  • New Church Vol Fire and Rescue
  • Pocomoke City Elks Lodge
  • Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Co
  • Pocomoke Little League
  • Relay for Life
  • Ryan Kappas Foundation
  • Seaford Historical Society
  • Seaford Little League Baseball
  • Soap Box Derby
  • St Johns the Beloved Church
  • St Michaels Middle/High School
  • Summerset County Public Schools
  • Stockton Fire Department
  • Sussex Tech Marching Band
  • Talbot Agriculture and Education
  • Talbot Country Public Schools
  • Talbot Figure Skating Team
  • Team Trace Inc
  • Thomas A Edison Charter School
  • Urban Vision Works
  • Worcester County Board of Education
  • Worcester Prep School