TORONTO, ON — Thousands of ONroute customers said “Thank You” to Veterans and current serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in November and December, with donations to Support Our Troops totaling over $140,000.
During the two-month campaign, ONroute employees wore the symbolic Support Our Troops Yellow Ribbon and asked customers to donate $1 with each transaction.
“We are thrilled that our partnership with Support Our Troops has been such a tremendous success – thanks to the generosity of so many of our customers,” says Melanie Teed-Murch, Chief Executive Officer of ONroute. “This demonstrates the profound respect and appreciation we all have for the people who serve, or have served, our country.”
Donations received at ONroute’s 23 plazas went to the Support Our Troops Holiday Food Hamper Program, which provides funding to members and their families during the holidays.
Support Our Troops is the official charitable cause of the CAF. It meets the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the CAF community as a result of military service. Some of these challenges include dangers of the job, long absences from home and relocation across Canada and the world. Support Our Troops provides financial support and assistance to CAF members, Veterans, and their respective families in a number of important and often life-changing ways that are not provided by core public funding.
“We are truly grateful to ONroute, their staff and their customers for this extraordinary generosity,” says Scott Johnson, Associate Vice President for Support Our Troops. “It is inspiring to see this level of support, and we want everyone to know that their contributions are making a real, positive difference for military women, men and families.”
ONroute is the proud operator of 23 convenient plazas located along Highways 400 and 401 in Ontario. Our locations are designed to provide travelers with fresh and exciting food and beverage options, gas, and other amenities that improve your travel experience. Each of our locations offers world-class franchise food brands, 24-hour washroom facilities, and convenient 24-hour food market, free Wifi and great customer service.
For more information, please visit https://www.onroute.ca/ or join the conversation on Twitter @visitonroute, Facebook at /visitONroute and Instagram @visitonroute.
About Support Our Troops:
Established in 2007, Support Our Troops meets the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community as a result of military service. It operates within Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. This includes providing financial assistance to promote family resiliency and supporting Veterans and serving members who may have an illness or injury through a variety of grants and programs. Well recognized by its trademarked Yellow Ribbon, the organization provides an opportunity for supporters to show their care, compassion and support to serving members, Veterans and their families through donations, community events and fundraising
For more information, please visit www.supportourtroops.ca or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook at @CDNForceSupport