WEIS MARKETS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA
Two-week program provides support for the organizations Mission: ABLE campaign
Sunbury, PA (November 2, 2017) – In honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11, Weis Markets today announced the launch of a two-week campaign to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America's 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.
To support the initiative, Weis Markets and its associates are encouraging 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, Weis will also make a corporate donation to the cause at the end of the campaign.
“Veterans are not only an essential part of the fabric of this country, they’re part of the fabric of Weis Markets. Over the years, many of our associates, past and present have served their country including our late Chairman Robert F. Weis, who served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. We are proud of them and all the veterans who served our country,” said Ron Bonacci, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Weis Markets. “The work that Paralyzed Veterans of America does provides much needed support to veterans that have sacrificed so much for our country. We are honored to begin this new relationship and look forward to raising funds to support this very important cause.”
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).