Military children were given backpacks at a recent fundraiser sponsored by Ally Financial and Jay Automotive Group.
COLUMBUS, Ga. —Ally Financial teamed up with Jay Automotive Group last Saturday to provide $10,000 worth of backpacks and school supplies to children of Georgia military personnel.
In cooperation with Operation Homefront Georgia, backpacks and school supplies were delivered to children of active duty and National Guard military personnel throughout the state. An event also was held at Jay Auto Mall on Saturday, July 28, where children picked up their backpacks.
"Our men and women in the armed forces sacrifice so much for us every day," said Doug Timmerman, regional vice president for Ally Financial. "It is a privilege and honor to stand with Jay Automotive Group and contribute to such an outstanding community cause, both financially and through our employee volunteer efforts."
This is the third time Ally has partnered with Operation Homefront to provide essential items to families of military personnel. Ally also partnered with Operation Homefront Oklahoma last December to provide holiday gifts and meals to Oklahoma military families.
"It's so important to show our appreciation for the commitment and sacrifice made by our active duty and National Guard personnel," said Jay Stelzenmuller, president and dealer principal at Jay Automotive Group. "We're so pleased to work with Ally and Operation Homefront to host this wonderful event and get involved in this valuable community effort."