Penske Kicks-Off Paralyzed Veterans of America Fundraising
READING, Pa., May 10, 2013 – Penske Truck Rental is proud to announce a new fundraising effort to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE campaign — to ensure that veterans with disabilities get the care, benefits and job opportunities they"ve earned and deserve.
Penske Truck Rental will invite its consumer rental customers to donate $1 to support Mission: ABLE when they rent a one-way truck between Memorial Day 2013 and Memorial Day 2014. To multiply the impact of its customers' contributions to helping our veterans, Penske Truck Rental will also match each $1 donation its customers make during the duration of the campaign. Penske Truck Rental is a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing.
“We're pleased to be working with the Paralyzed Veterans of America and supporting the admirable work they do to help our veterans,” said Brian Hard, President and CEO of Penske Truck Leasing. “We want to show our sincere appreciation to these outstanding men and women for all they have done and the incredible sacrifices they have made serving our country.”
Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Ford Mustang, helped announce the giving effort via Twitter at the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at the Darlington, S.C. Raceway.
“This is a really cool program between Penske Truck Rental and the Paralyzed Veterans and I'm excited to just be a little part of it,” said Logano. “Paralyzed Veterans of America is a great organization that does a lot to help a bunch of people, who don"t really get the credit they deserve. And for Penske Truck Rental to step up and institute a program that could end up donating a lot of money is a pretty cool deal. I'm excited to help spread the word and to be a part of an organization that will help support this cause. Hopefully, we can win with the Penske Truck Rental Ford Mustang this weekend at Darlington and really help spread the word.”
The Mission: ABLE campaign was designed to enlist Americans – citizens, communities and corporations – to help ensure our paralyzed heroes are provided the physical care needed to live a healthy life; receive the benefits they've earned through military service; and obtain job training and opportunities for new and fulfilling careers.
“Through our Mission: ABLE campaign, Paralyzed Veterans of America fights to ensure that seriously injured veterans get the care, benefits and job opportunities that they've earned and deserve," said U.S. Army veteran Bill Lawson, National President of Paralyzed Veterans. "Through this Mission: ABLE partnership with Penske Truck Rental, we'll be able to strengthen this important work and help more veterans live full, independent and productive lives."
Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded in the mid-1940s by a group of spinal cord injured American heroes of World War II. They created a non-profit organization to meet the challenges they faced then — from a medical community not ready to treat them to an environment with many barriers for people who use wheelchairs. Today, Paralyzed Veterans' national office and our 34 chapters continue the fight to make America a better place for all veterans and people with disabilities. Visit www.pva.org or www.mission-able.com for more information.
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric Capital Corporation. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. To learn more about Penske's products and services please visit www.GoPenske.com.