DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, through the end of November, six Des Moines-based NAPA Auto Parts stores will host a fundraising campaign supporting two military nonprofits with local roots, Hope For The Warriors and Paws & Effect.

Customers are invited to use a NAPA Auto Parts provided coupon for $15 off an $100 in-store purchase. With each coupon used, NAPA will donate $5 split between Hope For The Warriors and Paws & Effect. Coupons are available in participating stores (listed below).

Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families through a variety of programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition.

Founded in 2006, Paws & Effect provides and trains service dogs for children and veterans with a presence in Iowa and western North Carolina.

“NAPA not only has the NAPA know-how when it comes to giving our parts knowledge and expertise to our customers, but we also know how to give back to our communities that we serve,” said Rob Hansen, NAPA retail business development manager. “NAPA is a company that cares about the needs of others, as is demonstrated by our commitment to community service and volunteerism. We have a multitude of stories to share of the great relationships and support that our Des Moines district provides to our communities. These partnerships foster a great sense of pride throughout our organization.”

Participating stores include:

  • 2222 E Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50313
  • 2l9 E 1st Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
  • 5601 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
  • 5960 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50320
  • 2680 100th Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50322
  • 801 SW 63rd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

“We’re appreciate the support from the Des Moines NAPA Auto Parts stores and its staff,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and CEO/president of the nonprofit organization. “Together, with Paws & Effect, we’re transforming the lives of military members, veterans and their families in Iowa and across the county.”

“The launch of this fundraising campaign is one of this year’s highlights,” said Nicole Shumate, executive director of Paws & Effect. “In addition to the time, effort and care that NAPA’s employees have taken to get to know Paws & Effect, we are forging a much stronger relationship with Hope For The Warriors. Paws & Effect is a far more capable organization, benefitting from both the financial and strategic support this campaign is driving.”

For more information on NAPA Auto Parts and its fundraising campaign, contact Rob Hansen at robert_hansen@genpt.com.

For more information on Hope For The Warriors visit hopeforthewarriors.org and for more information on Paws & Effect visit paws-effect.org.

Media Contacts:

Erin McCloskey
Hope For The Warriors
(336) 207-5222
erin@etmccloskey.com

Rob Hansen
NAPA Auto Parts
(515) 954-5055
Robert_Hansen@genpt.com

About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 135 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of over 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook,Twitter or Instagram.

About Paws & Effect:

Paws & Effect, based in Des Moines, Iowa, has been an integral part of the service and therapy dog communities since 2006. Its efforts focus on the veteran community and children with complex disabilities.

 

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