WEIS MARKETS DONATES $150,000 TO PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
Veterans’ Day gift represents combined customer and corporate donation
Sunbury, PA (November 17, 2017) – In recognition of their service to our country, Weis Markets today presented a $150,000 donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) in support of their Mission: ABLE campaign, which encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends to help create an America where our most severely injured heroes have access to what they’ve earned and deserve: care, jobs and benefits.
This donation was generated through customer donations during a two week, in-store Veterans’ Day fundraising program and a Weis Markets corporate donation. Weis Markets’ stores raised $121,000. The company rounded up this amount to $150,000.
The donation was presented at Weis Markets’ Brodheadsville store which was one of the company’s best PVA fundraising stores and is part of a district that raised more than $10,000 for this program. Weis Markets’ Boonsboro MD store was the chain leader with more than $3,600 in donations.
“We are extremely grateful to our customers for their generosity and are proud of our many associates who helped generate this donation – they’ve helped us far exceed our expectations,” said Ron Bonacci, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Weis Markets. “Paralyzed Veterans of America’s provides much needed support to veterans that have sacrificed so much for our country. We are pleased to be working in support of this deserving cause.”
To support the initiative, Weis Markets and its associates encouraged customers to make small donations at Weis checkouts by rounding up their orders or purchasing $1, $3 or $5 vouchers from Nov. 2 – Nov. 15.
With more than 42,000 American veterans living with spinal cord-related paralysis, Paralyzed Veterans of America's mission is to create an America where the most severely injured veterans 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.
For more information about Weis Markets and its support of Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE, visit WeisMarkets.com
About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 204 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For over 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (pva.org).