ATLANTA, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor the brave men and women of the U.S. armed forces, Ally Financial has teamed up with Carl Black Automotive Group to provide $10,000 worth of backpacks and school supplies to children of Georgia military personnel.
In cooperation with Operation Homefront Georgia and National Charity League Northeast Atlanta, approximately 1,000 backpacks and essential school supplies will be delivered to children of Active Duty and National Guard military personnel from the state of Georgia.
Military families will be on-hand at Carl Black Buick GMC of Roswell, Ga. on Sat., July 23 for children to pick up their fully-stocked backpacks and enjoy a variety of family entertainment activities being conducted at the dealership from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EDT.
"Our men and women in the armed forces sacrifice so much for us each and every day," said Ally Financial executive vice president, Tim Russi. "It is a privilege and honor to provide this small token of our appreciation and contribute to such an outstanding community cause both financially and through our employee volunteer efforts."
Military vehicles will be on display and attendees can enjoy live music, games and refreshments. In addition, two steel beams from the World Trade Center will also be on display for visitors to view.
"We recognize the toll taken on families of our Active Duty and National Guard personnel and it's nice to show our appreciation for their sacrifices by getting involved in this valuable community effort," said Mike Bowsher, dealer principal at Carl Black. "We're so pleased to host such a wonderful event."
The dealership is located at 11225 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, Ga. 30076 for area residents interested in coming out to show their support.
"Military families, especially those in the lower and mid-grade ranks, can see a real money crunch at back-to-school time," said Kim Scofi, president, Operation Homefront Georgia. "We are delighted to partner with Ally Financial and Carl Black Automotive Group to provide hundreds of new backpacks filled with school supplies to military children in Georgia. Through their generosity, hundreds of military children from National Guard and Active Duty families will start school this fall with the supplies they need."
About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (formerly GMAC Inc.) is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. Ally's other business units include mortgage operations and commercial finance, and the company's subsidiary, Ally Bank, offers retail banking products. With approximately $174 billion in assets as of March 31, 2011, Ally operates as a bank holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com.
About Carl Black Automotive Group
Carl Black Automotive Group is one of General Motors top dealers in the Southeast with 4 locations including Carl Black Buick GMC Chevrolet in Kennesaw, GA, Carl Black Buick GMC in Roswell, Carl Black Chevrolet in Nashville, TN and Carl Black Buick GMC Chevrolet in Orlando, FL. Carl Black has been recognized as the top GMC truck dealer in the nation and the top GMC truck dealer in the Southeast for the last 16 years. www.CarlBlack.com
About Operation Homefront Georgia
Operation Homefront Georgia provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. For more information about Operation Homefront Georgia please visit homefrontga.org or call 770-973-0014.
About Charity League Northeast Atlanta
For more than 50 years, National Charity League, Inc. has thrived as one of the nation's most distinctive and well-respected mother-daughter membership organizations. Today, NCL has more than 160 Chapters with more than 40,000 actively engaged members – women and daughters in grades 7 through 12 – in 17 states who annually volunteer over 1,000,000 hands-on hours directly with not-for-profit philanthropic organizations in their communities. More information can be found on the National Charity League at www.nationalcharityleague.org.
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