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Jim Glover Chevrolet donates $70,000 to veterans group

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TULSA, Okla. Jim Glover presented a check to Major Dan Rooney, Founder of Folds of Honor, in the amount of $70,000.  This will provide several educational scholarships and other assistance to military family dependents that have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tulsa-based Jim Glover Chevrolet is proud to partner with the Folds of Honor Foundation to aid in its mission of providing educational scholarships to the dependents of members of the military who have been killed or disabled while serving our country.

For each vehicle sold in the month of May, Jim Glover Chevrolet donated a portion of the sale to Folds of Honor. They also sold a limited number of Patriot Edition vehicles, each one of which came with a Folds of Honor shadow box.  Steve Barnes, General Manager and Steve Harrison, Assistant General Manager of Jim Glover Chevrolet of Lawton were in Tulsa to assist with the presentation.  Steve Barnes said "we are so thankful to the members of our military who serve and protect our freedom; we are delighted to be able to help the dependents of those who have sacrificed so much for our country. 

 

Since its inception in 2007, Owasso-based Folds of Honor has awarded more than 3,800 immediate and future-use educational scholarships. As of January 2012, more than one million dependents have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of these, 87 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.  

 

About Jim Glover Chevrolet:

Jim Glover Chevrolet is a family owned and operated business that is dedicated to providing the best visitor experience in the automotive industry. Our family has been a part of the Tulsa community for 18 years, and in our current location since 2001. We pride ourselves in customer service and customer loyalty.  Our primary goal is the complete satisfaction of each and every one of our guests. Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Trust, and Commitment, are all principles that we have instilled in our business through our day-to-day operations. Quality is everything to us, and we strive to always do business the right way, the way that we would want to do business if we were in the customer's shoes. We feel that it is important to give back to the community that has always supported us, which is why we are proud to support an organization such as the Folds of Honor.

 

About the Folds of Honor Foundation:

Major Rooney, a former F-16 military pilot with the Oklahoma Air National Guard, founded the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2007 following his second of three tours of duty in Iraq. While a passenger on a commercial flight, Major Rooney witnessed an event that would profoundly change his life. As the plane landed, the pilot announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, we have an American hero on board – Corporal Brock Bucklin - and his twin brother, Corporal Brad Bucklin, is accompanying him home from Iraq. As a sign of respect, please remain seated while Corporal Bucklin's family receives him in his final homecoming." Major Rooney watched through the window of the plane as the flag-draped casket was lowered. He saw a family waiting for Brock, and a little four-year old boy waiting for his father. This tragic homecoming inspired Major Rooney to create the Folds of Honor Foundation. That four-year old boy, Jacob Green, is the first recipient of a Folds of Honor scholarship. For more information on Folds of Honor, visit www.foldsofhonor.org.

 

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