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AutoZone, Habitat Host Heroes Build Day Sept. 11

AutoZone, Habitat Host Heroes Build Day Sept. 11 
AutoZoners, local heroes start home construction on National Day of Service

Memphis, Tenn. Sept. 9, 2015 – AutoZone, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and local military heroes will come together to start home construction for local families in need during Heroes Build Day Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at the 3400 block of Christine in Oakhaven from 7:30 a.m. to noon.   

More than 100 active-duty, reserve and retired members of the military and first responder communities and AutoZone employees will spend the morning volunteering alongside future Habitat homeowners. Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the Tennessee Air National Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are expected to participate. In addition, a special program featuring Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich will begin at 7:30 a.m.   

Memphis Habitat first launched Heroes Build Day in 2013 as a way to observe Patriot Day, the annual National Day of Service and Remembrance held in memory of those lost due to the Sept. 11 attacks.   

“Service is at the heart of Habitat’s mission, so we wanted to observe this day by inviting our local heroes to join us and AutoZone as we start construction on new homes for local families in need,” says Dwayne Spencer, President & CEO of Memphis Habitat. “We are proud to work alongside them to provide hope and opportunity to these families, helping them build and buy their first homes.”   

 AutoZone, the event’s sponsor, will provide T-shirts for all volunteers, as well as volunteers to work on the site.   

“AutoZone is both honored and humbled to present the 2015 Heroes Build,” says Bill Graves, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and International, AutoZone. “We are deeply grateful to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces — many who are current AutoZoners — who have served and sacrificed in order to protect our country and preserve our freedom.”   

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis: Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by creating sustainable, affordable homeownership opportunities families in need and providing critical home repairs to low-income homeowners. Since its founding in 1983, Memphis Habitat has built more than 445 new homes in the Memphis area, completed 80-plus critical repair projects in Uptown Memphis and funded the construction of 64 homes abroad. For more information, please visit or follow Memphis Habitat at, and  

About AutoZone: As of May 9, 2015,  AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,069 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 418 stores in Mexico and seven stores in Brazil and 18 IMC branches for a total count of  5,512.   AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products.  Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts.  IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through, and accessories and performance parts through, and our commercial customers can make purchases through  AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.   

 AutoZone Contact Information: 
 Media: Ray Pohlman, 866-966-3017,
 Financial: Brian Campbell, 901 495-7005,

Posted by Kim Morrison Stewart at 2:44 PM
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