Chevrolet Presents Operation Homefront with Fleet of Silverados at 119th Army-Navy Game
For the ninth year in a row Chevrolet was proud to serve as the official vehicle of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA.
In an on-field presentation during the game, Paul Edwards, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Marketing, recognized the work that Operation Homefront does to support military families and veterans.
Edwards presented Operation Homefront President & CEO Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr. with a Chevrolet Silverado — one of seven Silverados the brand is providing to help the organization better serve military families, veterans and communities in several cities where it has offices. The fleet will support six Operation Homefront regional offices and its San Antonio headquarters.
“Operation Homefront provides crucial services for military families and veterans across the country and we are proud to present the organization with a fleet of Silverados to help them deliver their programs to the military communities who need it most,” said Edwards.
Supporting military members and their families is one of the key initiatives that underpins Chevrolet’s community-focused Chevy Cares platform. Chevy Cares also encompasses the brand’s support of breast cancer research, youth sports and disaster relief assistance in areas where Chevrolet and its dealers work and live.
The fleet of Silverados will be used by Operation Homefront in part to help distribute backpacks for military children, holiday meals, holiday toys and baby supplies, and for other support programs throughout the year.
Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so that they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. The organization provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles.
“Chevrolet, through their Chevy Cares program, has been an amazing partner and has played a key role in helping us bring our important mission to support our military families to life,” said Pray. “Clearly, the entire Chevy team shares our unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of this very special and deserving group of our fellow citizens and their generous donation of these Silverado trucks for logistical support in our regional offices will allow us to help them thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”
With more than 6,000 veterans employed at GM and more than 50,000 GM retirees who are veterans, GM and Chevrolet are proud to help those who have given so much for their country.
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About Operation Homefront:
Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive - not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, visit www.OperationHomefront.org.
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