Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Hunt Valley car dealership presents bombing victim with donation

A Hunt Valley car dealership has presented teacher Erika Brannock with a check for $10,100 to help pay for medical costs and her ongoing recovery following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing.

Brannock, a 29-year-old pre-school teacher from Towson, was given the money by Valley Motors Subaru of Hunt Valley and Subaru of America, Inc. The suburban Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen and Subaru dealership established in 1961, has donated $100 for every Subaru it has sold since May, and has collected private donations in the showroom and on the Web.

Brannock lost a portion of her left leg and suffered severe damage to her right leg in the explosion.

“Erika has been a very meaningful member of our community, one that Valley Motors has been a part of for more than 50 years,” said Charles Fenwick, president of Valley Motors Auto Group. “We felt that it was important to develop a way to give back to the community and show our support for Erika, her family and her students while she is on a road to recovery.”

The donation, made Thursday, is the largest to date to the Erika Brannock Fund, said fund official Scott Massengill.

“We are truly touched by the outpouring of support shown by our community,” he said.