Nielson RV helps local woman with financial challenges from cancer

Katie Leavitt of Nielson RV hands a check to Charlotte Myers to assist in her fight against her cancer. St. George, Utah, Friday, March 9, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Nielson RV, St. George News

FEATURE — Nielson RV handed Charlotte Myers and her four small children a check for $5,300 on March 9. Nielson RV had set a goal to contribute $100 for every RV sold in February to help Charlotte with her financial challenges arising from her battle with cancer.

“What a great feeling to know this money will help this young family,” said Katie Leavitt, general manager of Nielson RV. “Charlotte is battling breast cancer and is determined to beat it. We are so grateful to be able to support her.”

At the start of the year, Nielson RV’s owner Scott Nielson and Leavitt decided they wanted to start helping members of the community.

“We looked at several opportunities to donate to large corporations, but we wanted to keep it in the community where it is needed the most,” Nielson said.

Nielson RV is looking for members of the community that need help. They have decided that several times throughout the year they will donate to the local community.

“We wish we could help everyone, as there is so much pain and hurt out there. We will do what we can to help.” Nielson said. “We really want to contribute and help make a sizeable donation to the communities in Southern Utah.”

Earlier in the year, Nielson RV also donated $2,000 to Charlotte Myers’ Gofundme account.

In addition, Nielson RV will be a major sponsor for the Miles 4 Myers Race to Beat Breast Cancer, which will be held May 12 from 7-11 a.m. at the Crosby Family Confluence Park in St. George. For more information on the event and to sign up click here.

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  • comments March 14, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I looked at the gofundme. Usually a nice LDS family like this will have a lot more donations in that sort of time frame. I wonder what the deal is.

    gofundme is a cute idea, but if you want your full donation to go to someone find a way to get them a check. gofundme takes their slice of the pie, plus there’s a credit card fee taken if you use that. I really wish there was something better–something truly non-profit. I know there’s a couple other companies like gofundme; I’m not sure of thier fee structures, but they may be less.

  • Striker4 March 15, 2018 at 12:40 am

    and another hate filled bigoted comment from the Prophet Bob. Ahhh poor little hater is upset because he’s not getting his share

    • comments March 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Dump, you don’t need to be so angry all the time. I know your autism causes you to be hyper-frustrated. Isn’t that just the nature of being an autistic?

      Cancer is a terrible thing to deal with and i certainly hope they get the money if they need it. Some of these types of fundraisers blast up over their goal in just a short time, whereas this one has been around over a month and only had 2 donations last I checked. I was simply wondering why. I would truly hope these fundraisers don’t come down to being some kind of popularity contest or something, but I do wonder.

      Dump, I wonder why you don’t donate? Tell you what, Dump, if mommy will let you borrow her credit card I’ll match whatever you put in, even tho it won’t technically even be your donation…

  • John March 15, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Not a thing goes by comments without some sort of hate filled rant. It doesn’t matter, he has a problem with everything. You would think the guy wipes with cactus…

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