SHOP ’N SAVE RAISES OVER $30,000 TO GIVE BACK TO LOCAL MILITARY FAMILIES
Fourth Annual Check Presentation Ceremony to Take Place at Pittsburgh Street SHOP ‘n SAVE on August 28 at 10:30 a.m.
PITTSBURGH, Pa.– Aug. 28, 2018 – SHOP ‘n SAVE, the independently owned and operated grocery chain with more than 90 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York and West Virginia, raised over $30,000 for military families in need following several months of fundraising efforts leading up to the SHOP ‘n SAVE Westmoreland County Airshow, which took place July 28-29.
To conclude yet another successful fundraising season, the grocer will host a check presentation ceremony at the Pittsburgh Street SHOP ‘n SAVE at 730 East Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601 on August 28 at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony, SHOP ‘n SAVE executive leadership and storeowners Mike and Tom Charley will present a check for $31,740 to the Feherty’s Troops First Foundation, a non-profit organization benefitting wounded veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“Our ongoing involvement and commitment to the SHOP ‘n SAVE Westmoreland County Airshow allows us to honor our men and women in uniform, while simultaneously giving back to the community, which is something we take great pride in,” said Rich Haeflein, advertising account manager, SHOP ‘n SAVE. “We’re thrilled to preserve and grow this relationship, and we couldn’t do it without the unwavering support of our independent retailers.”
For the fourth consecutive year, SHOP ‘n SAVE served as the title sponsor of the Westmoreland County Airshow. In the months leading up to the Airshow, the grocer conducted in-store fundraising efforts benefitting military families known as the “Earn Your Wings” program. Through this initiative, customers could purchase flight wing cutouts for $1 at checkout to lend their support to the cause. All proceeds supported Feherty’s Troops First Foundation.
At the 2018 Airshow, SHOP ‘n SAVE continued its fundraising efforts benefiting military families at its official tent area. The event featured two Super Speedway Dragsters, which patrons could write well wishes to active military and autograph, as well as climb inside for a photo. Other photo opportunities included the world’s largest cow (Turkey Hill Mascot), the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile and the “Shopper Chopper,” one of the largest shopping carts in the world. Guests also had the chance to test their driving skills with the #88 Dale Earnhardt Hellman’s Nascar Race Car Simulator, as well as their pit crew skills with the Nascar Tire Change Time Challenge. In addition, grocery and fuel cards totaling $1,800 were raffled off as part of the retailer’s partnership with Sunoco and Eckrich.
The check presentation ceremony will recognize the Pittsburgh Street store’s outstanding fundraising efforts, as it was the SHOP ‘n SAVE retailer with the most money raised through its sale of flight wing cutouts. Community members and members of the media are welcome to attend.
In addition to the retailer’s fundraising efforts on behalf of Feherty’s Troops First Foundation, SHOP ‘n SAVE also joined forces with Eckrich once again to provide $5,000 worth of free groceries to a local military family. This year’s check was presented to Bryan Moore, who served a total of 17 years in the U.S. Navy. Bryan was active duty for four years in Aviation Electronics at Virginia Beach and completed one deployment to Afghanistan and three sea deployments. He later transitioned to the Reserves, where he reclassified to Construction for the Seabees. Bryan and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.
About SHOP ‘n SAVE:
There are more than 90 independently owned and operated SHOP ‘n SAVE stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. SHOP ‘n SAVE offers customers everyday low prices on name brand and private label products. For more information, visit www.shopnsavefood.com.