Jim Hudson has been serving the greater Columbia area for over 42 years with a strong commitment to the community. Over the course of 10 years, they’ve donated 9,000,000 meals to the Harvest Hope Food Bank through their annual Jim Hudson 2,000 Event. The Automotive Group also provides shelter, food, clothing and counseling to homeless women and children by donating to the Oliver Gospel Mission for their new construction of Toby’s Place facility. Jim Hudson has also contributed over $200,000 to the American Red Cross and donates regularly to other local charities including the Special Olympics, D.A.R.E., The South Carolina Troopers Association and the American Red Cross. In addition, Jim Hudson has personally served as a sponsor for the charitable organizations of Sunshine for Children, The American Heart Association, The National Kidney Foundation, Meals on Wheels and The Boy Scouts of American Indian Waters Council. In recognition for all his charitable work, Jim Hudson was presented with the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Nikki R. Haley, the state’s highest honor, for his extraordinary work and dedication to the citizens of SC.