The people who serve in our military sacrifice much for our country, our well-being and our safety. The Drive for Troops campaign was created to raise funds for service members and their families. Donated funds are given to a number of charities that have a range of focuses.
Leith’s way of contributing to this campaign is to make a donation for every vehicle sold, new or used, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That means that vehicles bought during the summer have a huge impact in improving the lives of service members and their families. Even if you don’t purchase a vehicle, however, you can still donate directly to the Drive for Troops campaign. You can also vote for your favorite charity; the charity which receives the most votes will receive an extra $50,000.
- North Carolina has one military ocean terminal, five military bases and a Coast Guard base
- NC has the ninth largest population of military veterans —nearly 800,000
- One-third of NC’s population is military, former military or has an immediate family member who is military/veteran
Below is a description of each charity involved, as well as their particular focuses. Vote here for your favorite and please consider supporting this aspect of our community.
The Carolinas chapter (OH-C) provides assistance to military families and wounded warriors. OH-C helps with rent, food, utilities, car and home repair, essential baby items, holiday toys, and more.
Patriot Foundation provides college scholarships for children and child care assistance for spouses who need to go back to school to provide for the financial stability of their families.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The MCSF is the oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. More than 30,000 need-based scholarships valued at more than $80 million have gone to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen since 1962.
Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation provides housing for military and veterans’ families to stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Donations received from this program will build a new Fisher House at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina.
Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes helps veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.