READING, Pa., Dec. 13, 2010 - Penske Truck Rental today announced it is supporting Mission Heart Hug — the nation's only program dedicated to collecting and distributing shoebox gifts to military spouses. Penske Truck Rental will aid the organization by providing rental trucks to help pick up and transport donated items.
"We are extremely grateful to Penske Truck Rental for its support of Mission Heart Hug and sharing in our mission to honor and support military spouses," said Diane and Dr. Steven Rumley, co-founders of Mission Heart Hug, who are based in North Carolina. "Their support will have a huge impact on our ability to accomplish our goal of reaching and encouraging military spouses now and throughout the New Year."
Penske Truck Rental joins a number of other leading organizations involved in supporting this effort including: Chick-fil-A, Crescent State Bank and Treasured Pages.
"We're pleased to support Mission Heart Hug and its efforts to help support military families," said Penske"s Jim Feenstra, Senior Vice President -- Marketing. "Many of our associates and senior management have ties to the military and as a business we"ve also recruited from the military. Plus, military families often rely on our rental trucks to help them with their moves as well. So, this relationship is a great fit all around and we"re happy to be part of it."
About Mission Heart Hug
Mission Heart Hug is the flagship of Encourage Her Ministries, a non-profit Christian charitable organization dedicated to supporting the spouses of active duty military soldiers. Through Mission Heart Hug, they collect shoeboxes filled with gifts that are pampering in nature and partner with the military to distribute these shoeboxes. For information on making a donation or preparing a gift shoebox, please visit www.MissionHeartHug.org or call 919-655-5449.
About Penske Truck Rental and Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Rental is a service of Penske Truck Leasing. With one of the newest fleets, Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Penske also offers military members discounted truck rentals. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pa., is a joint venture of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and General Electric. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates more than 200,000 vehicles and serves customers from more than 1,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management, and supply chain management solutions. Visit www.GoPenske.com to learn more.