JACK WILLIAMS TIRE recently donated $500 to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors in to commemorate the opening of their Mountaintop location. With the help of St. Jude School student Mary Grace Eckert, coin collection banks were set up in several Jack Williams Tire locations. Mary Grace Eckert, Bill Williams, Sandi Williams, Scott Williams, John McGroarty, Jason Williams and Tracey Williams.
To commemorate the opening of their 29th location in Mountain Top, Jack Williams Tire made a $500 donation to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors organization. The Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors (PAWW) is a non-profit organization that aids in restoring the physical and mental health of wounded veterans in Pennsylvania.
Last fall and with the help of Mary Grace Eckert, sixth grade student at St. Jude School in Mountain Top, coin collection banks were set up at the Jack Williams Tire locations in Wilkes-Barre, Hazelton and Kingston, in support of the PAWW. Since 2012, Mary Grace has been very actively involved in the PAWW organization raising almost $5,000 to date for wounded veterans in the state. She’s been able to raise these funds through coin collection tins and selling holiday greeting cards across local businesses in the area.
Mary Grace, along with PAWW President, Helen Sajer, visited Walter Reed Military Hospital this past December to personally deliver and visit the veterans who were receiving the greeting cards. “There’s no way that I’m going to stop working on this project,” said Mary Grace following her visit to Walter Reed.
The Jack Williams Tire $500 donation to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors will help support the state’s wounded veterans with various needs that have ranged from furnaces to heat homes, vehicle conversions for veterans who have limbs, to trips to local amusement parks. “I want everything to go to the soldiers”, said Mary Grace.
What makes the Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior organization stand apart from other non-profit organizations is that 100% of all proceeds raised stay within the state and are used to help cater to the needs of our wounded veterans. Jack Williams Tire prides themselves on giving back to the community and with their Mountain Top location opening shortly following Memorial Day weekend, this was the perfect organization to support!