Advance Auto Parts continues to take its partnership with Building Homes for Heroes® to new heights. Advance Auto Parts is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America. It also has one of the largest corporate hearts.
To cap off the company’s 2016 Vendor Golf Classic, held at the prestigious Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, Tom Greco, Advance’s Chief Executive Officer and President and Charles Tyson, Advance’s Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Marketing and Replenishment presented Andy Pujol, President of Building Homes for Heroes, with an extraordinarily generous $2,100,000 check. This donation was made possible thanks to the generosity of Advance’s vendor partners.
The historic Pinehurst resort, considered the cradle of American golf, has hosted the U.S. Open tournament several times and has been the site of Advance’s Vendor Golf Classic for the past two years. The event is sponsored by Advance’s Vendor Partners including the title sponsor BBB Industries and other major sponsors including Johnson Controls and BP.
For five consecutive years, Building Homes for Heroes has been named a major beneficiary by Advance Auto Parts. In addition to this year’s donation, the company donated $2,000,000 in 2015. In 2014, Advance donated $1,000,000, another $850,000 in 2013, and in 2012 they gifted Building Homes for Heroes with $450,000. That’s a total of $6.5 million dollars – including new store donations made by Advance Auto Parts. Nearly every one of those dollars goes toward making a meaningful difference in the lives of U.S. military veterans and their families who suffer life-transforming injuries as a result of their service to our great nation.
Due in large part to the tremendous generosity of Advance Auto Parts, Building Homes for Heroes is right on track to gift as many as 36 mortgage-free homes to valiant veterans in 2016, equal to one mortgage-free home every 10 days. An impressive patriotic partnership indeed!