Paralyzed Veterans of America kicks off campaign with Food City and Richard Petty to support our nation’s heroes

Post Date: July 2, 2019
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In-store donation drive starts July 3rd

Media Contact: Liz Deakin, 202-416-7627

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2019) — On July 3rd, Paralyzed Veterans of America will kick off its campaign with Food City and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty. Donations made at Food City supermarkets will go to PVA, who have helped disabled veterans for more than 70 years.

“This is the ninth year of our partnership with Food City and through the generous contributions of their customers, we’ve been able to help severely injured veterans and their families,” said David Zurfluh, a disabled Air Force veteran and national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The dedication of partners like Food City and Richard Petty allow us to provide veterans with disabilities access to life-changing care and career opportunities, as well as assistance with veterans’ benefits. We thank Food City and their customers for their continued support.”

The fundraising campaign will run at Food City’s supermarket chain stores through July 31, 2019. Customers can select $1, $3, and $5 donation slips at Food City checkouts and their gift amount will be added to their order total.

“I am proud to be supporting Paralyzed Veterans of America,” Richard Petty said. “This is our ninth year supporting Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign with support from Food City. It’s very important to me that we continue to help support and recognize our paralyzed veterans. Food City is a very important partner when it comes to this campaign and we thank them for allowing us to continue to raise awareness for this campaign.”

All of the donations made helps Paralyzed Veterans of America continue its important work in delivering programs and services FREE of charge to disabled veterans so that they can live full and productive lives.

“Thanks to the generosity of our loyal customers, in the past nine years, we have raised more than $1.25 million to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America’s MISSION: ABLE campaign,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “We’re glad to have another opportunity to partner with Paralyzed Veterans of America and Richard Petty in support of this great organization.”