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 the men and women who serve our 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.