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ICA announces ongoing support of Grace For Vets program

Aug 12, 2015

Beginning this fall, International Carwash Association will sponsor Grace For Vets and provide ongoing support for the worldwide Veterans Day Free Car Wash Program.

The ICA, in conjunction with a volunteer board, will continue program founder Mike Mountz's efforts in holding a one day event on Veterans Day where car wash operators offer free car washes to military veterans and active duty personnel.  Started in 2004, the event has grown to include more than 2,800 car wash locations in four countries.  Grace for Vets washed more than 230,000 cars for free during the 2014 event.

"I am thrilled to see Grace for Vets continue with the support of the ICA.  I was concerned that my retirement from the industry would mean the end of Grace for Vets, but the ICA has stepped up to continue this great event well into the future," said Mountz. 

"We are so pleased to be involved with Grace for Vets.,” said ICA President Gary Dennis. “It is such a great program and has done so much to publicize our industry’s philanthropy and support of our military." 

The Grace for Vets Volunteer Group will be chaired by Mountz with Mark Curtis, Past President and current board member of ICA, serving as its President.  Grace for Vets will continue to welcome all car wash operators to participate in the program. ICA membership is not required. 

All interested washes are welcome to visit graceforvets.org to sign up for this year's event on Veterans Day, November 11.  The website includes easy to-follow instructions on how to participate, plus free marketing materials to help washes promote the event.

For more information, please contact Mark Curtis at mark@splash1.org.


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