March is “International’s Salute
to America’s Heroes” month andInternational
Truck and Engine Corp. is matching up to $50,000 of drivers’ donations to
support the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. The corporation is presenting
a check to the coalition at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week in
The coalition is a
nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to helping rebuild the lives of severely
wounded heroes and their families. John Fay, marketing director of
International’s heavy vehicle center, kicked off the effort
on “The Midnight Trucking Radio Network” and Sirius Satellite’s Trucker Channel
with a challenge to their national trucking audience.
“Dig into those pockets for $5 or
$10 and say thank you to the severely injured vets who have given so much for
us,” Fay told the radio audiences.
The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes was founded to
express appreciation and support to these heroes and their families by reaching
out with much needed programs. Truckers can donate to the Coalition to Salute
America’s Heroes this month by calling 1-888-44-SALUTE or by making an on-line
donation at www.saluteheroes.org.
Donations will go toward disability-adapted homes for
wheelchair restricted and blind war heroes, a Family Support Network that will
help relieve financial and emotional burdens of severely wounded veterans and
their families and a network of organizations and training programs to help
prepare and place qualified veterans in quality jobs. Proceeds will also go
toward the “Road to Recovery Conference and Tribute,” which features
motivational speakers, Department of Veterans Affairs seminars on education,
job training and employment opportunities, and great entertainment.
International Truck and Engine Corp. is the operating
company of Navistar International Corp. The company
produces International-brand commercial trucks, mid-range diesel engines and IC
brand school busesand is a private
label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and