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Verizon stores planning raffle for veterans

Store will give away care packages to celebrate Veterans Day

Megan Petersen
Farmington Daily Times
Verizon sales representative Joshua Pierce explains how to nominate a veteran for a drawing for a care kit Tuesday at The Cellular Connection store in Farmington.
  • The care packages are valued at $40 and contain books, puzzles and hygiene items.
  • Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11.
  • The company will give out 2,500 care packages at more than 500 stores across the nation.

 

FARMINGTON — Local Verizon stores are accepting nominations for veterans to receive care packages as Veterans Day approaches. 

Two Verizon stores — the store in Animas Valley Mall near the food court and the store at 4323 E. Main St. — are participating in a “Veterans Rock” campaign hosted by their parent company, TCC. 

The program provides care packages valued at $40 for veterans that include books, puzzles and hygiene items, according to a press release. The Farmington stores will distribute five care packages each to local veterans in November to celebrate Veterans Day. 

There is a box at the counter at the local stores where people can fill out a veteran’s name and contact information, according to Scott Leach, a wireless consultant at the East Main Street store. The stores will accept nominations until Oct. 27. 

Winners will be chosen via raffle and will be notified to pick up their care packages in early November, Leach said.

A Veterans Rock box is pictured Tuesday at the The Cellular Connection store on East Main Street in Farmington.

 

This is TCC’s first initiative for veterans, according to Scott Moorehead, CEO of the TCC’s parent company, Round Room. 

“We’re excited to launch Veterans Rock to recognize and give back to our veterans who are so deserving of these care packages,” Moorehead said in a press release. “This new initiative is just a small token of our appreciation and gratitude for those who have served.”

The company will give out 2,500 care packages to veterans at more than 500 TCC stores across the U.S., according to the press release.

TCC hosts quarterly initiatives to give back to communities, according to its website. The company also recognizes local teachers in the spring and nursing homes during National Nursing Home Week, and gives away school supplies in September.

Megan Petersen covers business and education for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4621.