Thursday, August 23, 2007

Free oil changes offered to military families

By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Aug 22, 2007 17:22:29 EDT

Spouses of deployed or wounded military members can apply for a free oil change through Dec. 31, donated by Chevron Products Co. in conjunction with Operation Homefront.

The company is donating 1,000 free oil changes featuring its new “Havoline with Deposit Shield” motor oil, including lube and filter, at participating Texaco Xpress Lube locations. Military families in financial need can apply through one of Operation Homefront’s 31 local chapters, or online at Operation Homefront.

Operation Homefront will help administer the program by handling the distribution of the oil change gift certificates in various locations, spread over the rest of the year.

Each family can qualify for only one oil change.

“Our organization receives hundreds of requests for oil changes from our network of military families, but until now, we were unable to fulfill the requests,” Amy Palmer, executive vice president of operations for Operation Homefront, said in a statement announcing the program.

More information about the program is available at the Operation Homefront Web site.

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