Caring for our heroes.
Chevrolet honors active service members, veterans and their families. From athletic programs for wounded veterans to partnerships with nonprofit military organizations like Operation Homefront, Chevy and our dealers care about those who serve our country. And to give back to those who give their all, we provide the most inclusive military offers of any car company.
Our all-American all-stars.
For this year’s MLB All-Star Game® vehicle giveaway, Chevy has collaborated with military organizations Operation Homefront and TAPS to give a new Trax to two deserving families in need. Get to know the deserving recipients, and thank you to all military veterans for their service for our great country.
Hiring our Heroes
GM is a leading corporate partner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, which has helped find jobs for more than 500,000 veterans since its inception in 2012. As a member of the Hiring Our Heroes Veteran Employment Advisory Council, GM has joined more than 30 leading companies to organize hundreds of job fairs across the country, as well as on U.S. bases in Germany, Italy and Japan.
Chevy proudly supports Operation Homefront (OH), a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Since 2011, OH has fulfilled nearly 42,000 unique requests from military families, providing over $26 million in financial assistance.
Wreaths Across America
Chevrolet is proud to partner with Wreaths Across America, an organization that’s dedicated to remembering our fallen heroes and honoring those who serve. Its mission is carried out in part through wreath layings at over 1,200 cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery, and has a goal of laying roughly 250,000 wreaths this year. Each year, Chevrolet donates 4,000 wreaths and provides 12 vehicles to support a weeklong veterans parade from Maine to Arlington, Virginia.
Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans
The Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans comprises athletes who have overcome life-changing injuries to compete in various marathons across the country. Their competitive spirit was captured at the Detroit Free Press International Marathon, where each cyclist showed their skill, strength, dedication and determination.
Engineering a better handcycle
Chevy engineers partnered with students from Michigan Technological University to develop a more efficient handcycle for the Achilles Freedom Team. “Wings of Angels,” an award-winning documentary narrated by Gary Sinise, portrays the partnership and follows the lives of two wounded veterans who find renewed confidence with the Achilles Freedom Team.
How you can donate
Your support and generosity play a major role in helping these athletes move forward. There are many ways to help — from individual donations to corporate sponsorships. You can even purchase an entire handcycle to be used by an Achilles athlete in competition for just $3,500.
Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program
Chevy’s support for our military heroes doesn’t end when their active duty does. That’s why GM started the Shifting Gears Automotive Technician Training Program, which offers automotive technician training to soldiers who are transitioning from service to civilian life. To this date, over 700 veterans – from all branches of the military – have graduated to become GM trained automotive technicians.
Not a military member but still interested in becoming an automotive technician? Visit Bring Us Your Talent for more information.