Weis Market Presents $175,000 Check to PVA

Presentation was made at Schnecksville, Pa. store, which raised the most funds to support injured veterans

WASHINGTON (November 8, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America today was presented with a $175,000 check from Weis Markets, on behalf of its Heart of the Brave program, to benefit our nation’s heroes.

This donation was generated through customer contributions during a three-week, in-store fundraising campaign. Weis Markets’ stores raised $125,000 and a corporate contribution rounded up the donation to $175,000.

“We thank Weis Markets, their store associates, and their customers for supporting veterans with paralysis and other disabilities,” said Marcus Murray, national secretary for PVA. “The funds raised from this campaign each year helps our organization provide services and programs to ensure veterans receive the benefits, accessibility, and jobs that they deserve. Paralyzed Veterans of America looks forward to our continued partnership with Weis Markets well into the future.”

During the fundraising campaign, Weis Markets and its associates encouraged customers to make small donations at Weis checkouts by rounding up their orders or purchasing $1, $3 or $5 vouchers from June 20 – July 10. Weis’ Schnecksville store, where the public donation took place, was the company’s top fundraiser and raised more than $7,000 to benefit PVA.

“We appreciate our customers and associates for their wonderful generosity that helped make this significant donation possible,” said Ron Bonacci, vice president of advertising and marketing for Weis Markets. “In honor of the upcoming Veteran’s Day, we are thrilled to host this event to recognize Paralyzed Veterans of America for providing vital services and programs to those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Weis Markets is proud to support this campaign.”

With around 42,000 American veterans living with spinal cord injuries, PVA’s mission is to ensure that these heroes remain UnstoppABLE in their lives now and in the future.

Learn more about PVA’s services and programs at www.pva.org.