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Community Tire collects $40,000 for the wounded

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Community Tire collects $40,000 for the wounded

Community Wholesale Tire Inc. was the Platinum Sponsor for the local "Wounded Warrior Project" golf benefit recently. The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors who incur service-related wounds, injuries and illnesses (physical or psychological) on or after Sept. 11, 2011.

Phil Berra, president of Community Wholesale Tire, served on the event committee.

"Our family has a special interest in the work of the Wounded Warrior Project as our son/brother is an active USAF pilot, currently deployed to the Middle East," he says. "I strongly believe that we cannot do enough to help rebuild the lives of the brave men and women who come home injured after serving our country.”

Through its sponsorship, supplier support and donations by customers who attended the event, Community Wholesale Tire raised more than $40,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Tire suppliers who contributed include:

* Strategic Import Supply LLC.

* Bridgestone Americas Inc.

* Hercules Tire and Rubber Co.

* Tube & Solid Tire Ltd.

* Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

* Mitas Tires North America Inc.

* Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp

* Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc.

* Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels.

* Pirelli Tire North America Inc.

* Tyres International Inc.

* Hogan Truck Leasing Inc.

"The Berra family thanks our generous suppliers and customers, and our hard-working, dedicated employees who work as a team to make us a successful company that enables us to 'pay it forward.'"

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