Casey's General Stores Raised Nearly $1 Million for Hope For The Warriors
SPRINGFIELD, VA --(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - During its annual dog tag campaign, Casey's General Stores raised nearly $1 million for Hope For The Warriors(®), a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
During the month of April, customers of Casey's General Stores purchased $1 dog tags that were displayed throughout the store. Collective efforts from the more than 1,900 stores located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin raised $941,951.41.
Funds will benefit veterans, service members and military families through a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, community and military relations and transition services.
"Casey's General Stores are proud of its long-standing relationship with Hope For The Warriors and support its efforts to serve those who serve us so bravely," said Terry Handley, chief executive officer of Casey's General Stores. "There is more work to be done, and Casey's General Stores are proud to be a part of Hope For The Warriors' efforts in addressing that need."
In five years of supporting Hope For The Warriors, Casey's General Stores have raised more than $3.9 million.
"As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, it's humbling to look back at the incredible work Casey's General Stores have done for our mission," said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of the national nonprofit. "Their support has allowed us to serve thousands in need. We look forward to utilizing the campaign funds to empower veterans, service members and military families."
For more information on Casey's General Stores, visit www.caseys.com. For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit www.hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 10,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit's first program, A Warrior's Wish, has granted 151 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/, Facebook or Twitter.
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