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WNY Heroes giving away 9th vehicle through Operation Automotive Program

Fri, Jan 26th 2018 07:00 am
The WNY Heroes community continues looking for ways to show their support to the men and women who have served our country. WNY Heroes provides important support programs and services for local veterans every day right here in Western New York.
Currently, WNY Heroes runs eight programs for veterans and their families, ranging from direct financial assistance, college scholarships, service dogs, peer to peer support programs and many more for returning veterans.
The organization will give another vehicle away this year. This will be the ninth vehicle given to a veteran in need of a vehicle through its program: Operation Automotive. The giveaway will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Kendzia Tire & Auto, 9340 Niagara Falls Blvd. WNY Heroes is here to assist all veterans and their families in need, from all branches.
Members from the U.S. Coast Guard, Buffalo Station are all invited. As explained before, this is all about giving to veterans who need assistance all year around. Through WNY Heroes' community supporters and donors, this program is working and becoming successful.
WNY Heroes has been providing vehicles for veterans for a few years now, passing along donated cars trucks and vans as they come in. Our current partners in this program who make this all successful are Amton Auto & Truck, Kendzia Automotive, Veterans Automotive, Corsi Autobody and Dunn Tire.
As WNY Heroes continues building partnerships with a number of local auto and tire shops, the group is making sure that the community continues getting familiar with not just this program, but all of the programs. The group spends time, mostly in the evening, combing the internet and looking for those people who are looking to sell their vehicles. WNY Heroes takes the time to educate them of what WNY Heroes Inc. is doing for area veterans and in return, they decide to donate their vehicle, rather than selling it.
"This is about helping our veterans and nothing more. This is not about egos, territory or who can do more than the next guy. WNY Heroes already knows how hard it is for veterans to ask for assistance. It's about making them feel like family, keeping them comfortable and feeling loved. WNY Heroes' job is to keep things simple, create partnerships, build trust and in the end, that means helping more families who need us because they trust us.
"WNY Heroes would like to remind everyone, none of these programs would be made possible if it were not for everyone in WNY believing in and trusting what the group does. It all starts from the individual to the larger corporations that all get behind and drive the force," WNY Heroes President Chris Kreiger said.
For more information, contact Kreiger, or Lynn Magistrale, program coordinator, at 630-5020 or email at [email protected], or [email protected].

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