Pennzoil® Renews Relationship With Paralyzed Veterans Of America
Second Year of Commitment Includes Donation of Customized Retrofitted Vehicles
to Deserving Veterans
HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013
HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Pennzoil® announced it will
continue support of Paralyzed Veterans of America. In 2013, Pennzoil will
donate $250,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America's Mission: ABLE program which
helps veterans with disabilities get the care, benefits and jobs that they've
earned and deserve. Through the Mission: ABLE program, veterans with
disabilities are able to reconnect with driving and regain their love of the
This is the second year for the Pennzoil and Paralyzed Veterans of America
relationship. This year, Pennzoil is taking the program to another level by
allocating a portion of its $250,000 donation towards retrofitting three brand
new vehicles specially designed for injured veterans. The special, customized
vehicle modifications meet the needs of paralyzed veterans, often including
the removal of seats, installation of hand-controls or mounting ramps for more
ease when entering and exiting the vehicle.
"One of the freedoms most of us take for granted is the ability to get in our
vehicles and drive. A freedom all of us can help give back to those injured
veterans who defended our freedom," said Bree Sandlin, Pennzoil Global Brand
Manager. "As we witnessed first-hand in 2012, a retrofitted vehicle has the
ability to give these inspiring veterans back their sense of independence and
their love of the car and open road."
Last Veteran's Day, November 11, 2012, Pennzoil and Paralyzed Veterans of
America presented three deserving veterans with vehicles at the Phoenix
International Raceway. At the presentation, Jason Morgan, Lonn Cunningham and
Ronald Courteau Jr., were each presented with a retrofitted Dodge vehicle
specific for their needs as part of the Pennzoil Long Love Cars campaign.
"Paralyzed Veterans of America's relationship and vehicle donation with
Pennzoil last year created one of our most inspiring programs to date, leaving
our members with a renewed sense of freedom, self-expression and
independence," said Bill Lawson, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of
America and automobile enthusiast. "We appreciate all of the support Pennzoil
has given to Paralyzed Veterans of America through our Mission: ABLE program,
and we look forward to another successful and groundbreaking year together.
Consumers will have a unique opportunity to join Pennzoil and help drive
support for Paralyzed Veterans of America by purchasing an oil change with any
qualifying Pennzoil motor oils this March and April. Participating locations
will be running a promotion to allow consumers to take care of their car,
while helping take care of their veterans at the same time.
Building on the success of the first year of the Pennzoil and Paralyzed
Veterans of America relationship, Paralyzed Veterans will present Pennzoil
with the prestigious Achieve-ABLE award. The Award is given in recognition of
support from Pennzoil as a Mission: ABLE sponsor through the Pennzoil Long
Love Cars campaignthat helps ensuredisabled veterans have access to what
they need most: care, benefits and jobs. The award presentation will take
place at the annual Paralyzed Veterans Americana Gala on October 2, 2013, at
the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
"We applaud Pennzoil for helping paralyzed veterans fully live the lives they
deserve and helping to restore the sense of freedom and independence that is
so often lost after injury," said Lawson. "We will be proud to present this
award that will bring high visibility and recognition for Pennzoil and the
Long Love Cars campaign before an audience of Members of Congress, senior
military, and leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs, our sponsors,
veterans and colleagues in the community of veteran service organizations."
To get involved and stay up-to-date on the latest Pennzoil activities and
programs supporting Paralyzed Veterans of America, 'Like' the official
Pennzoil Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/Pennzoil) and follow the official
Pennzoil Twitter page (www.twitter.com/Pennzoil).
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* Based on a survey of licensed drivers conducted by a leading research firm
January 2005 – December 2011.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America has launched Mission:ABLE, a campaign to enlist
all Americans – citizens, communities and corporations – to help our paralyzed
heroes fully live the lives they deserve and to receive what they need most:
care, benefits and jobs. For more than 64 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America
and its 34 chapters have been working to create an America where all veterans
and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to
thrive. We represent thousands of veterans in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia and Puerto Rico. www.mission-able.com www.pva.org
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