Fast Change Lube and Oil’s Operation Soldier Care program raises thousands of dollars to send care packages to deployed troops.
Fast Change Lube and Oil donated $30,000.00 to Military Missions, raised through Its 4th annual Fast Change Operation Solider Care program, Friday, October 26, 2018, at Military Missions headquarters in Lexington.
Fast Change Lube and Oil teamed up with WEMM Radio in Huntington, WV in an effort to support the U.S. deployed troops. Fast Change customers at all 20 Fast Change locations, gave monetary donations as well as donating care items. With the help and support of loyal customers and the Fast Change team, Operation Soldier Care more than doubled last year’s donation of $11,000.00. All of the funds to Military Missions will go to sending care packages to deployed soldiers.
Military Missions, INC. is a non-profit charity organization made up of volunteers who support and honor deployed U.S. military personnel by sending care packages as an expression of appreciation and gratitude to the men and women who are providing safety for all of us.
Karen Weaver, United States Air Force Veteran, has volunteered with Military Missions for 6- years. She says she has walked more than a mile in the shoes of a soldier and she lets that be her driving force to volunteer.
“Knowing that there are these men and women that are away from home, some of them not getting a letter or package or anything from home, and just knowing that we can bring some sunshine into their life at least for a few minutes.”
Weaver commends all who support Military Missions in any form. She has been at the Fast Change Operation Soldier Care check presentation for the last 3 years.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was here when Kevin brought the check for $5,000.00 and last year they said something about it being a little bit more and that was $11,000.00 and now $30,000.00! It was like, 'oh my,' I couldn’t believe it, unbelievable!”
Fast Change Lube and Oil President Kevin Davis said, “Being able to sponsor the Fast Change Operation Soldier Care for the fourth consecutive year is a great blessing. It is an honor to aide Military Missions in providing care packages to the brave and selfless men and women who serve our Country. All thanks go to our loyal Fast Change customers and the Fast Change Team who were able to make this donation to Military Missions possible!”
U.S. Veteran and longtime volunteer, Fred Doster says Military Missions, INC. sent over 8300 care packages to active duty military members last year and he expects that number to rise this year.
“What we want to do is just make sure they know, we, American citizens, support them back home because that’s what it is all about.”
As an ongoing token of our gratitude and appreciation, Fast Change honors active military personnel and veterans with discounted services at all 20 Fast Change Lube and Oil locations.
For more information on Military Missions or to request a care package for a deployed soldier or to become a volunteer, visit https://military-missions.org.
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