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Johnstone Supply Proudly Supports Operation Homefront

 

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Johnstone Supply, Inc., celebrating another year of support and partnership with the national not for profit Operation Homefront, has announced 2014 donation totals and highlights from store charity events around the country over the past year. Operation Homefront (OH) plays a vital role in supporting our Armed Forces at home and around the world, helping American military families with critically needed support, emergency assistance and financial aid.

Throughout the year the Johnstone Cooperative created and hosted donation drives, open houses and Operation Homefront charity events across the country at many of its more than 385 independently owned stores nationwide. Besides generating local community support and awareness of the organization, an impressive number of donation totals have been announced by Operation Homefront Field Offices & Headquarters. Total contributions for 2014 came to $167,456.

A breakdown on donations from the past year includes:

  • Cash & Gift Card donations from independent Johnstone stores
  • Corporate office/Camo Cap Campaign
  • In-kind donation of toys; backpacks; school supplies; transportation

"We all owe a huge debt to the servicemen and women who protect this country and this is just a small way for us to say thank you," said Johnstone CEO DeWight Wallace. "We are proud to partner with Operation Homefront and it’s great to see such a generous response from our customers and the extended Johnstone Cooperative family. We’re already looking forward to growing that support in 2015."

Select store events and fundraising efforts from the past year, each one planned and hosted by local Johnstone stores, included:

  • A Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds and awareness
  • A Skeet Tournament
  • Operation Homefront Open Houses inviting vendors and community with hot dogs, BBQ, drinks, and raffle prizes
  • A school drive for children of service members, collecting donations of backpacks and other school supplies
  • The Annual Holiday toys and gift card drive – an especially meaningful effort for families whose service dad or mom is serving abroad during the holidays
  • Johnstone Members and staff participation on Operation Homefront Field Office Advisory Boards
  • A "Camo Cap" fundraising campaign hosted by Johnstone’s Corporate Headquarters in Portland, Oregon

Many more events supporting Operation Homefront are planned to take place in 2015. Contact local Johnstone Supply stores to learn about currently planned events in your area.

For additional information, visit www.johnstonesupply.com.