Dunn Tire, Western New York’s leading tire retailer and automotive services provider, took the time to thank the area’s many military heroes and to provide support for important veterans’ assistance efforts.
Throughout May, customers at all Dunn Tire locations in New York and Pennsylvania were able to purchase a special star in support of WNY Heroes, a local veterans’ assistance organization, through the Stars for Heroes program. Company leaders announced that the month-long effort raised $12,100, exceeding the company’s $10,000 goal.
Robert Clark, Dunn Tire’s managing director of retail operations, presented a check to representatives from WNY Heroes.
“The brave men and women of our military deserve our gratitude,” said Clark. “Through the incredible generosity of our Dunn Tire customers and our company contribution, we are thrilled to be able to extend a supportive hand to our community’s heroes.”
The stars were displayed throughout each Dunn Tire store during the campaign. In all, the eight Rochester-area Dunn Tire locations raised more than $1,600 for veterans’ assistance.
“Without amazing community partners like Dunn Tire and so many others, WNY Heroes would not be able to provide programs for our veteran families,” said WNY Heroes President and CEO Christopher Kreiger Sr., who is an Iraq War Veteran. “We cannot thank Dunn Tire, their customers, families and friends enough for supporting WNY Heroes and for believing in us.”
Dunn Tire has a history with Western New York’s veterans community. The company has raised more than $40,000 for WNY Heroes through various fundraising efforts and has previously partnered with others to provide local veterans new, safe seasonal tires for their vehicles.
Founded in 2007, WNY Heroes provides veterans, members of the armed services and the widows and children of deceased veterans with access to essential services, financial assistance and resources that support their lives and sustain their dignity.
Established in 1973, Dunn Tire operates eight retail locations in the Rochester area, including locations in Brockport, Gates, Greece, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Pittsford and Webster, as well as a location in Batavia, Genesee County. In addition to a selection of tires and tire-related services, including seasonal tire changeover, tire rotation, alignment, and flat tire repairs, Dunn Tire offers a full complement of automotive services. Customers can take advantage of on-site brake and battery services, oil and fluid changes and service, and New York State Inspection service.