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AutoZone, Memphis Habitat Bring Together Military, First Responders for Heroes Build

AutoZoners, local heroes work on two homes in Medical District

Memphis, Tenn. Nov. 16, 2018 – AutoZone, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and local heroes came together to help finish two homes during the annual Heroes Build Day event on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in the Medical District.

Roughly two dozen volunteers spent the morning painting the interiors of the new Habitat homes on Mosby Avenue. Members of the U.S. Navy and volunteers from AutoZone participated in the event, which is hosted by AutoZone and provides the opportunity for first responders and active duty, reserve and retired members of the military community to volunteer on a Habitat build site.

“We are so proud to have partners like AutoZone who make it possible for members of our military and first responder communities to help local families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter,” said Dwayne Spencer, President & CEO of Memphis Habitat. “Through shelter, we empower, and we are proud to work alongside our future homebuyers and these heroes to help make decent and affordable homebuying opportunities available for more local families.”

Memphis Habitat first launched Heroes Build Day in 2013. AutoZone has served as the event sponsor since 2015.

“AutoZone is both honored and humbled to present the 2018 Heroes Build,” said Tracy Houston, Manager Communications, Customer Satisfaction at AutoZone. “We are honored to stand alongside the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces and first responder communities – many who are current AutoZoners -  to build homes in our community where we live work, and play.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction, rehabilitation projects and Aging in Place accessibility and mobility modifications for seniors. Since 1983, Memphis Habitat has helped more than 500 first-time homebuyers secure affordable mortgages and completed rehabilitation and home modification projects in partnership with more than 400 local homeowners, helping them achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. For more information, visit memphishabitat.com.

About AutoZone (NYSE:AZO)
As of August 25, 2018,  AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,618 AutoZone stores in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 564 stores in Mexico and 20 stores in Brazil for a total count of 6,202.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States.  Each AutoZone 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.  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 our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

Posted by Kim Morrison at 2:43 PM
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