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:
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 www.memphishabitat.com or follow
Memphis Habitat at www.facebook.com/memphishabitat,
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.
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 www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell
automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive
products through www.autozone.com, and accessories and performance parts
through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases
through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone
does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
AutoZone Contact Information:
Ray Pohlman, 866-966-3017, email@example.com
Brian Campbell, 901 495-7005, firstname.lastname@example.org
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