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Funds raised for care packages for deployed US military

November 10, 2017 GMT

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With the help of Fast Change Lube & Oil customers and employees, along with a local radio station, deployed U.S. military personnel will soon be receiving care packages.

Fast Change Lube & Oil presented $11,000 to Military Missions last week at the organization’s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, according to company officials. The funds were raised through the company’s annual “Fast Change Operation Solider Care” program.

“With the help of the Fast Change team and loyal customers, Fast Change doubled last year’s donation of $5,000,” Fast Change Lube & Oil President Kevin Davis said. “All of the funds to Military Missions will go to sending care packages to deployed soldiers.”

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Military Missions Inc. is a non-profit charity organization made up of volunteers who support and honor deployed U.S. military personnel by sending care packages as an expression of appreciation and gratitude.

All 20 Fast Change locations, including those located in the Tri-State area, participated in the program, Davis said. He said WEMM Radio, in Huntington, and Fast Change Lube and Oil teamed up in the effort to support troops. Fast Change customers donated care items and gave monetary donations, Davis added.

“It is a great honor and blessing for us to sponsor the Fast Change Operation Soldier Care to provide care packages through Military Missions to the great men and women serving our country,” Davis said. “I appreciate all that helped to make this such a successful event. It was through the efforts of our Fast Change team, our customers and WEMM Radio that we were able to make this presentation to Military Missions.”

U.S. veteran and longtime volunteer Fred Doster says Military Missions Inc. sent over 7,000 care packages to active-duty military members last year and he expects that number to rise this year.

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