Windward Community Corner


" 'Ohana is one of the biggest values in Hawaiian culture and our local community. 'Ohana means family, it's not limited to only your immediate family, but includes your friends, neighbors, coworkers, and so much more. It's amazing what having 'ohana values can do, especially when there are times of need. We give back to our community and help them. It's something that makes me proud to do and overall makes me feel good in my heart. I'm not just a car dealer and we're not just a car dealership, we take care of our community and give back to the people. I think that's a very important part about being a business leader in our community." - Jerry "V" Romano, GM.

Organizations and Events...

Wounded Warrior Project
Peter's Special Project
Make A Wish Hawaii
Susan G Komen Hawaii
Kaneohe Christmas Parade
First Insurance Company of Hawaii
Malama Meals
Kapi'olani Children's Miracle Network
UH Athletics Cars for Coaches
Equip Heroes Program
Hauula Flood Relief
Kaneohe Athletics Teams
Laulima Giving Program

Wounded Warrior Project

o   The Wounded Warriors Project is a non-profit veteran service organization and charity that's offers a variety of programs, service and event for wounded veterans. These programs include Family Support programs, employment services, mental health programs, and government affairs services.

§  2014 Windward Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram donates $18,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project

§  2015 Windward Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram donates $17,500 to the Wounded Warrior Project

§  December 2015 Windward Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram donates $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project

Peter’s Special Project

o   A local non-profit organization created my Jerry V that aims to provide much needed school supplies for special needs students.

§  2014 - Windward Dodge Chrysler Jeep donates over $3000.00 worth of school supplies to Peter's Special Project that helps Hawaii Special Needs High School Students on the Windward Side of Oahu.

§  In March 2017 we have continued Peter's Special Project through Windward High Schools. It includes donations to Castle High School, Kalaheo High School, Kailua High School and Kahuku High School.

§  On April 15, 2017 we had UFC Champion Max Holloway come in and help us with Peter's Special Project fundraiser. It was such a huge success that we had the support of the community and vendors.

§  2019 Windward Dodge partnered up with Summit Media Group and collected school supplies for Hawaii's Special Needs High School Students on the Windward Side of Oahu at our 3RD ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE for PETER'S SPECIAL PROJECT. UFC CHAMPION Max "Blessed" Holloway was our Special Guest.

Make a Wish Hawaii

o   The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501 nonprofit organization founded in the United States that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness between the ages of 2½ and 18 years old.

§  2019 we partnered up Make A Wish Hawaii and donated $8500 to help a wish come true. 

Susan G Komen Hawaii

o   Susan G. Komen is a breast cancer organization that focuses on patient navigation and advocacy, providing resources for breast cancer patients to understand the American medical system. It has also funded research into the causes and treatment of breast cancer.

§  2019 Windward Auto Group partnered and sponsored the SUSAN G. KOMEN "RACE FOR THE CURE" 2019 at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. We are very proud of all the participants that entered and help with the fight for the cure for Breast Cancer.

§  2021 Windward Auto Group raised $3,600 to the Susan G Komen Hawaii foundation by selling homemade lunch plates and freshly baked treats.

Kaneohe Christmas Parade

o   The largest community-run parade in the state of Hawaiʻi, the Kāneʻohe Christmas Parade ushers in the Christmas season for the residents of Windward Oʻahu.

§  2019 In the spirit of Christmas, Windward Auto Group joined the annual Kaneohe Christmas Parade to spread some Christmas cheer!

First Insurance Company of Hawaii

o   In the spirit of the holiday seasons First Insurance Company of Hawaii partners with Aiea collision and Unibody Auto tech Collision center gits refurbished vehicles to deserving families in need through the Helping Hands Hawaii's Adopt-a-Family Program.  

§  2019 Windward Auto Group donates parts to help refurbish a car for a family in need

§  2021 Windward Auto Group donates parts to help refurbish a car for a family in need

Malama Meals

o   Malama Meals is a not for profit program in coordination with the City and County of Honolulu and Aloha Venues partners created to  provide food security and comfort to our lahui in need and kupuna at risk amidst the growing concern for COVID-19 in our ohana. Our Malama Meals program will distribute nourishing freshly made meals prepared under strict health and safety protocols free of charge to any groups or communities in need or at risk of food insecurity.

  §2019 Jerry V donates a Ram Promaster City cargo van to Malama Meals to help deliver meals and feed our local kupuna

Kapi’olani Children’s Miracle Network

o   Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year, corporations from all over the nation participate in fundraisers to help the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide medical care, lifesaving research and preventive education to help more than 17 million children overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.

§  2021 Windward Auto Group donated $50 to every vehicle sold in the month of July to the Children's Miracle Network. We donated a total of $7,500 to help aid the cause.

UH Athletics Cars for Coaches Program

o   The University of Hawaii at Manoa Athletics department created the Cars for Coaches program to show appreciation and retain quality coaches by providing courtesy vehicles to employment agreements. In an effort to support our local athletics program, Windward Auto Group has voluntarily reached out to participate in the program and provide a vehicle to our much respected coaches.

§  2022 As proud supporters of our Rainbow Warriors, Windward Auto Group has donated a vehicle to the newest running back assistant coach Keiki Misipeka.

Equip Heroes Program

o   Jeeps were created for a heroic role in WW2 and are continuing in that legacy with EQUIP HEROES Edition Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators. Windward Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM dealership in Kaneohe Hawaii is creating some very special Jeeps to help make a difference for our heroes. The EQUIP HEROES Jeeps will help tell their stories and raise support for organizations serving our enlisted military, veterans and their families here in Hawaii. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each EQUIP HEROES Edition Jeep is donated to select local military and veteran non-profit organizations.

§  2021 Windward Auto Group creates its first Equip Heroes edition Jeep Gladiator followed by an immediate sale and shortly after a second sale of the second Equip Heroes edition Jeep Gladiator in 2022, generating a total donation of $6000 to USO Hawaii.

§  Richel's Story: Richel and her family are previous customers of Windward Auto Group. Aside from being Jeep lovers, they are also strong supporters of our armed forces. In 2010, Richel and her family suffered the tragic loss of her brother JR while he was deployed in Afghanistan. He left behind his son who was 9 months old at the time. When Richel came back in 2021 to purchase another vehicle, she came across the first edition of our Equip Heroes Jeep Gladiator and purchased it immediately after learning a proceed of the sale will be benefitting a non-profit military organization. Windward Auto Group is honored to have Richel and her family as the very first owners of the first Equip Heroes Edition Jeep Gladiator

Hauula Flood Relief

o   In March of 2021, Hau'ula, HI suffered serious damage due to flash flooding and heavy rain triggering a state of emergency. The damages have left residents with heavily damaged or destroyed homes and roads unable to pass through. Local non-profit organizations coordinated donation drives to collect necessary supplies In an effort to provide assistance to those affected.

§  2021 Windward Auto Group donates $1000 worth in necessary supplies to Sustainable Coastlines to aid in the flood relief efforts

The Laulima Giving Program

o   The Laulima Giving Program (many hands working together) brings companies and individuals together to help families here in Hawai`i. The Laulima Giving Program assists struggling and deserving families, elderly and individuals including; children with special needs, families affected by incarceration and single parents through donations of goods, cash equivalents, enriching experiences and advocacy. This program, through partnerships with the local businesses and communities, has served over 25,000 individuals since 2006 and will continue its efforts to support deserving families facing hardships.

§  2019 Windward Auto Group sponsored a family from the Laulima Giving Program and Keki O Ka' Aina during the holiday. Sharon and Shayden were invited to join us at our annual Christmas Luncheon.

§  2020 Windward Auto Group gifts children toys, a bicycle with a child seat attachment, clothes, and toiletries to their sponsored family from the Laulima Giving Program for the hoildays

Kaneohe Athletics Teams

o   2019 Castle JV Football & Kaneohe Knights Cheer Car Wash Fundraiser

o   2019 Pure Aloha Volleyball Club Fundraiser Car Wash


o   Habilitat is a non-profit organization that has been long been recognized as one of the nation's foremost long-term addiction treatment programs. Over its long history, residents have included those from the local community as well as individuals from across the country and abroad. An integral component contributing to Habilitat's success is its vocational training programs, with such diverse options as food services, masonry, landscaping, carpentry, telemarketing, administration and information technology.

§  2020 Jerry volunteers his time every year to help prepare a traditional Italian dinner for the residents of Habilitat. Jerry has strong ties to the organization being as his uncle founded the project. The dinner he prepares includes a homemade Italian sausages and meatballs from a recipe passed down from his family.