BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) – Tuesday morning, Food City presented a check to their August 2016 Food City Family Race Night event charity. The recipient of that check was the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #39 of Bristol.
Every year Food City chooses a charity to help and one of the criteria the group has to meet is to volunteer at the Food City Family Race Night.
Food City CEO Steve Smith presented the check in the amount of $7,500 to the group at their store on Euclid Avenue in Bristol, VA.
“To really work with a veterans group like this really underscores what race fans really like. They love their racing but they love America and they love their veterans, said Smith.
Michael Harman, who is the Commander of the DAV chapter #39, said that in their group they have a membership roster of approximately 352 at last check and there.
He said this money really helps out the heroes that just need a hand up.
“Last year we helped two families where we got together at like 1 o’clock in the morning and went and got in touch with a family and placed presents and food through the house so when the children woke up it was like Santa had been there.”
It’s the small things like that with families and everything in the veteran community that gives that extra boost. It’s the hand up for everything and everybody”, said Harman
During the Presentation the Tri-Cities Antique Power Association contributed $500 to Smith to help the victims of Gatlinburg and presented him with a letter thanking him for all he does.
The group also said they have made several donations to other area charities in his name.Copyright WJHL 2016. All rights reserved.