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SVM, a marketer of gasoline and retail gift cards, has launched Tank Support, a new program to support U.S. armed forces and veterans.
SVM has partnered with Soldiers' Angels, a volunteer organization that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the U.S. military and their families, to allow individuals to purchase gasoline gift cards for members of the armed forces who have returned to the United States and to veterans. Among the branded cards available: ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Texaco, Sunoco, Shell, ARCO and Sinclair.
The Tank Support program was developed, according to SVM, because returning veterans need to obtain general health care, as well as medical evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation, but often cannot afford to pay for the gasoline to visit these health care providers.
Individuals participate in the program by visiting the website, www.svmcards.net/tanksupport. Participants purchase gasoline gift cards, which are sent to VA Hospitals across the country. The VA Hospitals distribute the cards to veteran patients. SVM pays for the shipping of the gift cards and donates $1 to Soldiers' Angels for each order placed on the program website. SVM's contribution will be provided in the form of gasoline gift cards, directly benefiting the veterans.
"This program with SVM will mean a lot to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces," said Twyla Choate, vice president of veteran's support with Soldiers' Angels. "With the current price of gas, anything we can do to help makes a big difference. This program benefits our country's veterans right away."
The program will continue indefinitely; SVM will make a contribution of up to $10,000 in gasoline gift card value to Soldiers' Angels.