Grace for Vets announced that Casey’s General Store has enrolled its 74 car washes to participate in the Veterans Day event. More than 3,200 car washes in four countries will partake in the one day event where car washes will offer free washes to veterans and active duty personnel on Nov. 11. Casey’s General Stores span eight states, which include Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.
“It is so wonderful that a great company like Casey’s General Store has decided to participate in Grace for Vets this year,” said Mark Curtis, President of the Grace for Vets Board. “Once again, we see a major operator, like Casey’s, getting involved to show their appreciation for the sacrifices made, both past and present, by our military men and women.”
The addition of Casey’s General Store washes adds to record participation in Grace for Vets for 2015. Last year, 2,875 washes gave away close to 234,000 free washes. The group hopes to surpass the 300,000 free wash mark this year.
Mike Mountz, formerly owner of the four Cloister Car Washes in Pennsylvania, began Grace for Vets in 2004 and it has grown every year since its inception. Mountz turned over the operation of Grace for Vets to the International Carwash Association and a volunteer board headed by Curtis. “I couldn’t be happier with the way they’re running it,”said Mountz. “They are continuing to grow it at a great pace.” Mountz hopes to welcome operators from new countries to next year’s effort believing that every country should honor those who fought for them. Currently, operators from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand participate in the one day event.