Casey’s General Store will join Grace for Vets on Veterans Day where car wash operators offer free car washes to military veterans and active duty personnel.
Grace for Vets announced today that Casey’s General Store has enrolled their 74 car washes to participate in the Veterans Day event. Over 3200 car washes in four countries will partake in the one day event where car wash companies will offer free washes to veterans and active duty personnel this coming 11th of November. Casey’s General Stores span eight states, which include Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
“It is so wonderful that a great company like Casey’s General Store has decided to participate in Grace for Vets this year”, said Mark Curtis, President of the Grace for Vets Board. He added that he was glad to see a major operator, like Casey’s General Store, getting involved to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made, both past and present, by US military men and women.
The addition of Casey’s General Store washes adds to record participation in Grace for Vets for 2015. Last year, 2,875 car wash companies participated and gave close to 234,000 free washes. The group hopes to surpass the 300,000 free wash mark this year. Curtis reminds operators that there is still time to register for the event by visiting graceforvets.org and signing up.
Mike Mountz, former owner of the four Cloister Car Washes in Pennsylvania, began Grace for Vets in 2004 and it has grown every year since its inception. Mountz turned over the operation of Grace for Vets to the International Carwash Association and its volunteer board headed by Curtis. International Car Wash Association comes forward to continue the legacy of Grace for Vets.
Mountz hopes to welcome operators from new countries to next year’s effort believing that every country should honor those who fought for them. Currently, operators from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand participate in the one day event.
For more information, please contact Mark Curtis at 203-324-5400 local 7011 or e-mail [email protected]