“It’s Our Turn” fundraiser shatters expectations with the most customer donations since the beginning of the partnership
Tire Discounters, the nation’s largest 100% family-owned and operated independent tire and automotive repair provider, has set a fundraising record with $131,095.06 raised for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Tire Discounters’ customers collectively donated $109,343.06, more than doubling the original goal of $50,000, and Tire Discounters donated an additional $21,752 as part of the “It’s Our Turn” fundraiser in September.
A Columbus-based store in Georgesville, Ohio collected the most customer donations of all Tire Discounters locations. A Veterans Day check presentation was held at this location on Thursday, November 11 with Anna Wood, Managing Director of Tire Discounters; Chad Hiser, U.S. Coast Guard, and Marine Corps veteran and WWP representative; and Steve Shaw, the general manager of the Georgesville Tire Discounters store.
“Wounded Warrior Project is a cause that hits very close to home for Tire Discounters, as demonstrated by our continued support through past donations and employing many reservists, active veterans, and their spouses at our locations,” said Charles Curlee, Tire Discounters Vice President of Retail Sales and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “But to have our expectations for this fundraiser completely blown away thanks to tremendous customer support makes this particular donation incredibly special. Thank you to everyone who participated and allowed us to continue to support the men and women who have sacrificed to keep us safe.”
“We can’t provide life-saving programs and services to injured veterans and their families without supporters like Tire Discounters and all of their amazing customers,” said WWP Vice President of Resource Development, Brea Kratzert Todd. “We’re grateful for their support as we collectively honor and empower warriors.”
Tire Discounters has extended its support to WWP on behalf of customers and employees for the last three years, donating a total of $191,726 since 2019.
Tire Discounters also employs many U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force veterans across its 150 locations, further demonstrating their commitment to veterans. For Tire Discounters, Wounded Warrior Project is a cause that hits close to home.
Funds raised in support of WWP provide programs and services for warriors, including access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services.
Pictured above: A Veterans Day check presentation was held today at the Georgesville, Ohio Tire Discounters location, where the most customer donations were collected. Tire Discounters representatives (Anna Wood, Managing Director of Tire Discounters and Steve Shaw, the general manager of the Georgesville Tire Discounters store) presented a check for $131,095.06 to Wounded Warrior Project® representative, Chad Hiser, U.S. Coast Guard, and Marine Corps veteran
Pictured above: Anna Wood, Steve Shaw, Chad Hiser, and Tire Discounters Georgesville store team members.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition.
Learn more: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission