READING, Pa., Dec. 15, 2011 - Penske Truck Rental today announced it is once again supporting the Shoeboxes for Military Spouses program, providing rental trucks for 17 locations in North Carolina to help pick up and transport donated items. The North Carolina-based non-profit, Support Military Spouses, is the country's only program dedicated to collecting and distributing shoebox gifts to military spouses.
Diane and Dr. Steven Rumley, co-founders of Support Military Spouses, stated: "We are extremely honored to once again have the support of Penske Truck Rental. With their assistance, we are able to recognize the sacrifices of military spouses on behalf of a grateful nation via a small gift of kindness. Our goal is to distribute over 1,000 boxes this holiday season."
According to Support Military Spouses, there are in excess of a million active duty armed forces members in the U.S. military, with over 400,000 serving the nation abroad. Support Military Spouses works in conjunction with the military to distribute shoebox gifts to spouses, which include: a short note of encouragement from the sender, inspirational materials, beauty products, notepads and inexpensive jewelry.
Penske Truck Rental joins a number of other leading organizations involved in supporting this effort including: Chick-fil-A, Leith Auto Mall of Fayetteville, Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce, 96.5 Bob FM, 107.7 Jamz and International Minute Press.
About Support Military Spouses
Support Military Spouses' goal is to recognize and applaud the undaunted courage of military wives and husbands as they shoulder the responsibility of family life, care for wounded warriors and honor the memory of our nation's fallen heroes. We do this through programs that show appreciation for and reaffirm the sacrifice, patriotism and selflessness of all military spouses. For comments or questions, call 919-274-7344 or email Friends@SupportMilitarySpouses.org.
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.