American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) is teaming up with the Gary Sinise Foundation, a nonprofit that helps military veterans, first responders and their families.
"The Summer for Heroes Giving Campaign will kick off Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, and run through Patriot Day, Monday, September 11," say ATD officials.
"The campaign is the first time that ATD has partnered with customers to rally the industry and help raise funds in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation."
“We’re thrilled to support our nation’s heroes in partnership with our customers,” sys Stuart Schuette, president and CEO of ATD.
“Together, we can make a greater impact and continue to show our appreciation for deserving military, veterans, first responders and their families through the Gary Sinise Foundation.”
ATD's goal is to raise $500,00 through online donations.
One hundred percent of funds will benefit two Gary Sinise Foundation programs, including Relief and Resiliency, which helps "ensure our defenders and their families stay strong through hardships by offering complete support in times of need," and First Responders Outreach, which provides funding for personal protective equipment, emergency relief and training "to ensure our first responders are able to perform to the best of their abilities.
"The Foundation also helps those severely wounded in the line of duty by building 100% mortgage-free, specially adapted smart homes and providing home modifications, mobility devices and adapted vehicles."
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