WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Automotive Group and their customers raised over $1 million for Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) through its 2017 "Service Matters" campaign. Since the inception of the campaign in 2015, Penske Automotive Group's "Service Matters" campaign has raised more than $3 million for Paralyzed Veterans.
Throughout 2017, Penske Automotive Group dealerships invited customers to donate toward its "Service Matters" campaign. To multiply the impact of customers' contributions, Penske Automotive Group then matched each donation—up to a total contribution of $500,000. All funds go toward supporting Paralyzed Veterans' programs and services, such as benefits assistance, employment counseling, investing in research & education and adaptive sports programs—all of which are provided free of charge to veterans and their families.
"We are beyond grateful for this partnership with Penske Automotive Group. Their long-term commitment to veterans with disabilities has allowed us to continue to serve our nation's veterans, and to ensure those veterans have access to programs and services to help them recover and rebuild their lives after serious injuries," said David Zurfluh, National President of Paralyzed Veterans. "Thank you to Penske Automotive Group, their employees and customers for their hard work and efforts to continuing to help severely injured veterans receive what they've earned and deserve: Care, Jobs and Benefits."
With the great success of the 2017 "Service Matters" campaign, Penske Automotive Group has extended its partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America for a fourth year.
"It was an honor for Penske Automotive Group to be part of this fundraising effort in 2017 and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans through 2018," said Robert H. Kurnick Jr., Penske Automotive Group President. "We thank our associates and our customers for their continued support of our mission to serve those who have served and for embracing the important work performed by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. We are committed to continuing to change the lives of our veterans and ensuring they receive the opportunity, care and support they earned by serving our country."
To learn more about the "Service Matters" campaign, please contact a Penske Automotive Group dealership or visit pva.org/PAGServes.
To learn more about Paralyzed Veterans' free programs and services for veterans and how to support them, please visit pva.org.
About Paralyzed Veterans
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 more than 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).
About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG) headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is an international transportation services company that operates automotive and commercial truck dealerships principally in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, and distributes commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services principally in Australia and New Zealand. PAG employs more than 26,000 people worldwide, is a member of the Fortune 500 and Russell 2000 and was named as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune. For additional information, visit www.penskeautomotive.com.
SOURCE Paralyzed Veterans of America