WASHINGTON, April 11,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of
America today announced it received a donation of $1.3 million from long-time veteran supporter
Penske Automotive Group. The amount includes donations from
customers and employees of Penske Automotive Group, as well as
matching contributions from the company.
"Rain or shine, Penske Automotive Group, along with Premier
Truck Group and many of their employees and customers, generously
donate to PVA and year-over-year we remain eternally grateful,"
said Charles Brown, national
president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. "With their continued
support, PVA is able to deliver on its mission of helping veterans
with spinal cord injuries and diseases, like MS and ALS, get the
specialized care, accessible home and vehicles, jobs, and benefits
they need. Every cent raised is not only imperative in keeping our
doors open, but also goes directly toward delivering and creating
life-changing programs and services to support veterans in need
across the U.S."
A PVA partner for eight consecutive years, Penske Automotive
Group has contributed more than $8
million to PVA. This year's donation, which was part of
Penske Automotive Group's Service Matters Campaign, will go
directly towards helping ensure all veterans live full, productive,
and independent lives.
"It is an honor to kick off our ninth year with PVA by making a
contribution to help our nation's veterans with spinal cord
injuries and diseases," said Robert H.
Kurnick, Jr., President of Penske Automotive Group. "We
extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our customers and employees
who have embraced PVA's important work and generously supported
Please visit PVA.org/PAGServes or contact a Penske
Automotive Group dealership to learn more about their Service
Matters campaign. To learn more about PVA visit, PVA.org.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the
only congressionally chartered veterans service organization
dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans
with spinal cord injury or diseases. The organization ensures
veterans receive the benefits earned through service to our nation;
monitors their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funds
research and education in the search for a cure and improved care
for individuals with paralysis.
As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people
with disabilities, PVA also develops training and career services,
works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and
provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and
recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed
Veterans of America serves veterans, their families, and their
caregivers in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, and Puerto
Rico. Learn more at PVA.org.
About Penske Automotive
Penske Automotive Group, Inc., (NYSE: PAG) headquartered in
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is a
diversified international transportation services company and one
of the world's premier automotive and commercial truck retailers.
PAG operates dealerships in the United
States, the United Kingdom,
Canada, Germany, Italy, and Japan and is one of the largest retailers of
commercial trucks in North America
for Freightliner. PAG also distributes and retails commercial
vehicles, diesel and gas engines, power systems, and related parts
and services principally in Australia and New
Zealand. PAG employs over 26,500 people worldwide.
Additionally, PAG owns 28.9% of Penske Transportation Solutions
("PTS"), a business that employs over 41,500 people worldwide,
manages one of the largest, most comprehensive and modern trucking
fleets in North America with over
414,500 trucks, tractors, and trailers under lease, rental, and/or
maintenance contracts and provides innovative transportation,
supply chain, and technology solutions to its customers. PAG is a
member of the Fortune 500, Russell 1000, and Russell 3000 indexes.
For additional information, visit the Company's website at
Contacts: Oname Thompson, PVA
(703) 864-5980 cell
Anthony R. Pordon, Penske
(248) 648-2540 office
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