SEATTLE — Brown Bear Car Wash donated $10,630 to Puget Sound Honor Flights, according to a press release. The carwash chain donated $1 from the sale of every wash on Veterans Day.
The wash also provided 2,386 free carwashes to veterans and members of the military on Nov. 11, said the release.
Honor Flights allow veterans to visit monuments built in their honor in Washington, D.C., noted the release. Priority is given to those who may be terminally ill.
“We are pleased to provide a ‘thank you’ for the service of veterans and those who currently serve our country,” stated Brown Bear Car Wash President and U.S. Marine veteran Vic Odermat. “And we are proud to support the efforts of Puget Sound Honor Flight, which provides our heroes with a final journey to reflect on their experiences and sacrifices.”
Puget Sound Honor Flight operates solely through individual donations and corporate support; no federal funds are allocated to the program, reported the release.
Brown Bear Car Wash owns and operates 43 facilities in Washington state, as well as a network of gas stations and convenience stores, shared the release.