Penske launches drive to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America

Penske Truck Rental, a business unit of Penske Truck Leasing, has announced a new fund-raising effort to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign. This campaign aims to ensure that veterans with disabilities get the care, benefits, and job opportunities they’ve earned and deserve.

Consumer rental customers of Penske are invited to donate $1 to support Mission: ABLE when they rent a one-way truck between Memorial Day 2013 and Memorial Day 2014. To multiply the impact of customer contributions to helping veterans, Penske Truck Rental will also match each $1 donation its customers make during the duration of the campaign.

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Penske Truck Rental Ford Mustang, helped announce the giving effort via Twitter at the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at the Darlington SC Raceway.

“This is a really cool program between Penske Truck Rental and the Paralyzed Veterans, and I’m excited to just be a little part of it,” said Logano. “Paralyzed Veterans of America is a great organization that does a lot to help a bunch of people who don’t really get the credit they deserve. For Penske Truck Rental to step up and institute a program that could end up donating a lot of money is a pretty cool deal.”

The Mission: ABLE campaign was designed to enlist Americans—citizens, communities, and corporations—to help ensure our paralyzed heroes are provided the physical care needed to live a healthy life; receive the benefits they’ve earned through military service; and obtain job training and opportunities for new and fulfilling careers.

Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded in the mid-1940s by a group of spinal cord-injured American heroes of World War II. They created a non-profit organization to meet the challenges they faced then. Today, the organization has a national office and 34 chapters. For more information, access www.pva.org or www.mission-able.com. For more information on the National Council for Aging Care's guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options, click here.

Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about its products and services, visit www.GoPenske.com.

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