Six tire dealers will help Hankook Tire America Corp. continue its partnership with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization. Those dealers will host the group's Mobile Service Offices (MSO) at their stores so the DAV can reach out to veterans in those communities.
The DAV's mobile offices bring free services, certified DAV benefits advocates, and assistance filing claims for Veteran Affairs benefits, directly to veterans where they live. The mobile offices will visit these tire dealers in 2017:
Black’s Tire Service Inc. in Fayetteville, N.C. – Aug. 15
Discount Tire Centers in Yucca Valley, Calif. – Aug. 18
ESS Automotive - Elwell Tire in Mentor, Ohio – Aug. 23
CJ’s Tire and Automotive Service Inc. in Fairless Hills, Pa. – Sept. 26
Gateway Tire and Service Center in Clarksville, Tenn. – Oct 20
Russo Tires LLC in Doral, Fla. – Oct. 30
Hankook recently donated $150,000 to help support DAV’s Mobile Service Office program, and is creating the Hankook Heroes program to help honor America’s veterans.
“Hankook Tire is proud to continue its partnership with DAV for a third consecutive year,” says Hee Se Ahn, the company's president. “We are honored to help provide American veterans with access to the benefits and services they deserve.
“A significant percentage of Hankook Tire America employees are U.S. military veterans, and as we continue to expand our footprint in the United States with the opening of our first U.S. plant in Clarksville, Tennessee, we value our veteran community more than ever. Our Hankook Heroes recognition program is another way we are honoring those who have given so much to this country.”
Through the 2017 Hankook Heroes recognition program, Hankook invites the public to help honor veterans. Visit HankookHeroes.com by Aug. 25 and share a story about why veterans are heroes to you. All submissions will be entered for a chance to receive a set of Hankook tires. A second set of Hankook tires will be donated to the DAV for use on one of its MSO vehicles.
“For three years, Hankook has enabled DAV to better fulfill our promise to serve America’s veterans,” says Marc Burgess, CEO and national adjutant for the DAV. “As we continue our partnership, we cannot thank Hankook enough for their support, be it through giving America’s veterans better accessibility to benefits and services, or simply working to improve their quality of life. It is so vital that we are able to continue offering our heroes the recognition and support they deserve.”
Military Appreciation Days
Hankook and DAV also are co-sponsoring five Cincinnati Reds Military Appreciation Days throughout the 2017 baseball season.
The 2017 partnership was announced at an on-field presentation last month at a Cincinnati Reds’ Military Appreciation Day Game at the Great American Ball Park. During the ceremony, Jae Bum Park, senior vice president of Hankook Tire America Corp., presented DAV National Commander Dave Riley with a $150,000 check to continue to help veterans through mobility.
For more information on Hankook and DAV’s continued partnership, visit www.dav.org/hankook.