Military Appreciation Event at Byerly Ford - Helping Our Troops
"It's Our Way of Saying… Byerly Cares!"Greg Daunhauer, President Byerly Auto Group
We've always been involved in charity events. As a locally-owned, family-owned business, it renews our sense of excitement and responsibility to give back to this community that has supported us for decades.
Help Us Deliver 1,100 Care Packages to Troops Overseas
This year, we're doing a care package drive for our troops overseas. Our goal is to deliver 1,100 care packages.
- For every vehicle sold now through the 4th of July, Byerly will donate a percentage of the sale toward item needed for the care packages.
- We invite the community to donate items for care packages and we're making our dealerships available as a drop-off point. See below for a list of items and drop-off locations.
Why Military Appreciation?
Most families in our community have some connection to the military. They have family or friends who are veterans of one branch of service or another. Or, they're connected to people who are on active duty and deployed. Providing items to troops overseas - be it necessities or things that just remind them of home -- really seemed to resonate with people we talked to.
Gather & Donate Items For Care Packages
Based on conversations with various military groups, we are collecting the following items for care packages:
- Knit hats and scarves
- Paracord survival bracelets
- Mini battery-powered fans
- Mini flashlights
- Batteries (AA, AAA, 4-packs or smaller)
- Gum, mints, breath strips
- Lip balm / Chapstick
- Tooth paste / dental floss
- Deodorant (solids only, 3 oz. or less)
- Disposable razors
- Non-aerosol shaving gel in tubes
- Individual packets of moist towelettes (30- wipes or less)
- Hand / foot warmers
- Foot powder (travel size)
- Q-tips (small packs, 50 or less)
- Facial tissue (small packs)
- Mini sewing kits
- Blank greeting cards or stationery
- Feminine Products
- Face Moisturizer
Drop Off Items Today Through July 4 At Our Dealerships:
Byerly Auto Group
4041 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216
We Need Your Hands, Too!
On July 8th, we'll be assembling the packages for shipping. And while we'll have some help from military organizations, we'd love to have your help too! No experience needed. Just show up, even if it's just for an hour or two. It's a great way for area high schoolers or scout troops to get service hours, too!