The fundraiser, which was announced October 22nd, will allow Pilot Flying J and One9 Fuel Network customers to round-up their purchases to the next dollar. The company will then donate the additional amount to Wreaths Across America through the end of 2020.
“The holiday season is a special time to remember and recognize veterans for their sacrifice,” said James A. Haslam II, a U.S. Army veteran and founder of Pilot Company. “On behalf of our 28,000 team members, we sincerely thank the men and women who’ve selflessly served our country. We appreciate Wreaths Across America’s mission of remember, honor and teach and invite our guests to partner with us in support of their goal to lay a wreath on every hero’s grave.”
“It is partners like Pilot Company that continue to step up and amaze us with their generosity, not just with the financial support of sponsoring wreaths, but in their commitment to the veterans in the industry and in their communities that deserve recognition,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America.
“This new round up program is beyond anything we could have expected or hoped for and we are grateful to Pilot Company and all the professional drivers and carriers that help us move the mission.”
Additionally, Pilot Company plans to donate $20,000 from the round-up fundraiser plus $20,000 more to support the Wreaths Across America ceremonies in Knoxville, Tennessee, their ‘hometown.’
Pilot Company will also be offering a week-long special offer for all military veterans from November 9th-15th. During that week, all veterans are invited to enjoy a free Pilot Coffee of any size and one free breakfast offering, such as the French toast sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. The ‘Veterans Day Breakfast Combo’ will be available on the Pilot Flying J app, and customers must download the app in order to redeem the offer.