ALTOONA, Pa., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains is showing its gratitude for veterans and active duty military personnel this Veterans Day. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Sheetz invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a carwash at all Sheetz locations, by presenting a military ID or proof of service.
"Supporting the military community is important to the Sheetz family and our organization; we hope our veterans and active duty military will join us on Veterans Day as a way for us to say thank you for their service." said Joe Sheetz, CEO of Sheetz. "We are thankful to have the opportunity on Veterans Day to show our appreciation for military personnel who have selflessly sacrificed for us."
In addition, Sheetz has been a proud supporter of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), contributing over $250,000 to help IAVA provide free transitional programs to veterans. IAVA is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of new vets and their families. For the past three years, Sheetz locations have offered $1 dog tag magnets for purchase to benefit IAVA. The purchase of theses magnets will provide critical assistance to allow IAVA's innovative health, education, employment and community programs to reach as many of the 2.8 million new veterans as possible.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA's mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 11th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 6,000 veterans with personalized support from IAVA's Master's level social workers.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 16,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals along with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas - hot, frozen or iced. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
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For further information: Tarah Arnold, email@example.com:firstname.lastname@example.org, 814.941.5183; IAVA media contact info: Cynthia Olson, email@example.com, 212.982.9699