Chevrolet Helps to Share the Stories of Wounded Veterans
Helping U.S. troops and veterans is not a new initiative for the American Automaker, Chevrolet. Service members seeking a new Chevrolet have long been granted the GM Military Discount. And, in 2009, Chevrolet joined forces with not only Cell Phones for Soldiers (a program aimed at collecting millions-of-dollars worth of used cell phones at dealerships so that troops can call home and talk with their families), but also the Travis Manion Foundation (a group dedicated to helping U.S. veterans and Fallen Hero survivors).
It was then, roughly two years ago, when Chevrolet first decided that these two partnerships were just not enough; and the American automaker decided to team up with the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans. Chevy supported the team of marathoners (many participating via the assistance of handcycles) in both the forms of vehicle donation and advertisements during the annual Army-Navy football game.
Chevrolet continues to be involved with all of these ventures today - on a deeper level than ever before. Not only are they the official vehicle of the 2012 Army-Navy Game. The automaker donated $250,000 to the Travis Manion Foundation, this year alone. They continue to collect cell phones for Cell Phones for Troops and honor the generous GM Military Discount Program. And, last, but not least, Chevy is sharing the stories of the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans at the Detroit Free Press/ Talmer Bank Marathon.
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