Pictured (left to right): Jessica McKinney, Emma Walsh and Nick Montoni of Hope for the Warriors, QuickChek CEO Dean Durling, QuickChek Community Involvement Coordinator Heather Stillman, and QuickChek Senior Vice President Mike Murphy. (Photo: Russ Mensch/Mensch & Company, Inc.)
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QuickChek completes campaign for 9/11 responders and families

QuickChek Corporation this week celebrated the success of its fifth annual Dog Tag Campaign for post-9/11 service members and their families.

Customers at metro-area QuickChek locations this summer purchased paper dog tags for $1 each to benefit Hope for the Warriors. The nonprofit aims to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen.

The five-week campaign raised more than $80,000, with additional funds raised through a charity golf outing. In honor of service members and their families, each dog tag adorned the walls of local QuickChek stores, including Bethpage, Copiague and Lake Grove.

“It’s a great honor to receive the continued support of QuickChek and its employees and customers year after year,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and President of Hope for the Warriors. “We are proud to team with QuickChek to assist veterans, service members and military families throughout New Jersey and New York, as well as across the country.”

Altogether, the family-owned company has raised more than $500,000 for Hope for the Warriors over the past five years, in addition to millions of dollars to support various causes benefiting children, families and veterans.

“We are very pleased to honor and continue our support our service members and their families who give so much of themselves,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling. “We are also very proud of the continued support we receive from our customers who have welcomed us into their neighborhoods.”

Hope for the Warriors is also hosting its 11th annual Run for the Warriors in Lindenhurst on Saturday, November 10.

To learn more about Hope for the Warriors, please visit hopeforthewarriors.org.

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