Action Carstar Autobody Supports "iPods for Wounded Veterans" throughout November
Action Carstar Autobody turns up the volume on its support of America's veterans and active duty military with Carstar National Miitary Month Celebration
This November, Northeast Ohio CARSTAR shops will honor America’s active duty and military veterans with a special celebration for CARSTAR National Military Month. It will include a national partnership with” iPods for Wounded Veterans,” which is a charity dedicated to helping wounded service men and women by providing a diversion and easing the boredom of recovery by donating iPods, iPads, eReaders and other materials that improve their quality of life.
During the month of November all CARSTAR locations around the country will collect donations of new or gently used iPods, iPads, Nooks or Kindles. Supporters can also donate iTunes gift cards or make a financial contribution for "iPods for Wounded Veterans” to purchase the electronics directly. (Checks should be made out to “iPods for Wounded Veterans").
To make a donation locally, visit ACTION CARSTAR at 21200 St. Clair Avenue, Euclid between 8am-6pm, M-F, 9am-12pm Saturdays. The collected items will be donated in December to recovering military members at select military hospitals around the country.
Tony Perrino, owner of Action CARSTAR Auto Body, and staff have been supporting our troops over the past 4 years every November and appreciate the support they have received from Euclid and surrounding communities.
Jim Marshall, owner of Marshall’s Autobody CARSTAR in Billerica, MA, and an Air Force veteran, began working with "iPods for Wounded Veterans "in 2011 and is leading all of the CARSTAR stores around the country in the collection effort this year. He has been supporting "iPods for Wounded Veterans" since November 2011, collecting donations from customers, vendors, friends, family and other local businesses, totaling more than $18,000 for the program. He had an opportunity to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center earlier this year to present the iPods, iPads, Kindles and Nooks to the troops.
“People want to help, they just need the avenue and direction,” said Marshall. “The gift of an iPod, iPad, Nook or Kindle, or even magazines and books, provides much needed distraction from the grueling rehabilitation processes these soldiers face. It’s been an honor to work with this program over the past year and help these soldiers in need. And I’m proud to lead the CARSTAR owners and our customers around the country in expanding awareness and support of the 'iPods for Wounded Veterans' program to touch even more of our troops.”
About "iPods for Wounded Veterans"
Formally established in January of 2011, "iPods for Wounded Veterans" provides iPods, iPads, eReaders and other materials to improve the quality of life for our wounded Veterans. The intensive rehabilitation they require can take months, even years. These materials provide a diversion, easing the boredom and repetitiveness of the rehabilitation and recovery process. Our Class A security clearance allows us to personally deliver these gifts to Military and Veterans hospitals and interact with Veterans and their families one-on-one.
"iPods for Wounded Veterans" is made up entirely of volunteers - there are NO paid employees. Between 90-93% of all funds raised go directly back to the wounded Veterans, with the only expenditures being those necessary to travel to and from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and other Military and Veterans hospitals. For more information visit www.ipodsforwoundedveterans.org.
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Cheryl Cameron is the Marketing Representative for three CARSTAR Auto Body shops in Northeast Ohio, one of which is in Euclid on St. Clair Avenue. Action CARSTAR Auto Body, owned and operated by Pat and Tony Perrino, is a member of the Euclid Chamber and served the Euclid community for over 30 years.
I am the Marketing Representative for three CARSTAR Auto Body shops in Northeast Ohio, one of which is in Euclid on St. Clair Avenue. Action CARSTAR Auto Body, owned and operated by Pat and Tony Perrino, is a member of the Euclid Chamber and served the Euclid community for over 30 years.