July marks the start of “Get Back and Give Back,” the annual fundraising campaign from NAPA AUTO PARTS that benefits Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Kicking off the month of giving, Tanner Foust presented the Fund with a $5,000 donation on behalf of NAPA Chassis.
Since beginning the “Get Back and Give Back” program in 2012, NAPA employees, customers and suppliers have together raised $1.35 million for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, helping it to support wounded military personnel, veterans and families of those lost in service to our country.
Established as an independent non-profit in 2003, the Fund has raised nearly $150 million in support of men and women wounded in service. It built the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Maryland to help those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress, and will build additional satellite facilities to improve the reach of its research and treatment.
Foust, driver of the Rockstar/NAPA #34 Volkswagen in the Global Rallycross Series and a host of the U.S. version of TV’s Top Gear, expressed his excitement and encouraged the rally community to support the Fund.
“I’m honored to represent both NAPA Chassis and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund this weekend here in Washington D.C.,” Foust said. “I’m very proud that NAPA has stepped up over the past few years to support the IFHF, and the great work they do on behalf of our wounded American veterans and their families. I encourage all of our Global Rallycross fans to learn more about the IFHF, and find out what they can do to get involved.”
One way to get involved is by simply making a $25 purchase at NAPA AUTO PARTS during July of 2014. While supplies last, you will receive a FREE Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Patriotic Cap, and we’ll donate $1 to the Fund. Last year, we raised over $1 million for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. This year, our goal is to exceed that amount.
You can also help the cause by purchasing a NAPA We Believe in Heroes bracelet and T-shirt. Available only from NAPAonline.com beginning July 1st, all proceeds benefit Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund president Dave Winters expressed his gratitude for the donation from Foust and NAPA Chassis.
“All of us at the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund are extremely grateful to Tanner and to NAPA and NAPA Chassis for their wonderful support of our military heroes in uniform and their families,” Winters said. “The generous donation provided today, and the support from NAPA’s upcoming Get Back and Give Back program, will go a long way in supporting our program for service members suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury, and their families. These men and women have sacrificed a great deal for our nation and it is wonderful that Tanner and NAPA have stepped forward to join our campaign to help them.”
Look for special Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund paint schemes coming soon to NAPA Racing cars. Join us and help to make this a record year for the “Get Back and Give Back” campaign.
Nick Palermo is a freelance automotive writer and NAPA Know How blogger. Since becoming an auto news and reviews contributor at AutoTrader.com in 2011, he has broadened his coverage of the automotive industry to include topics like new car technology, antiques and classics, DIY maintenance and repair, industry news and motorsports. A committed advocate for automotive media professionals, Nick is a member of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.