Mazda recently partnered with Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that works to with military families, and Chase to surprise four military families – one family was awarded a mortgage-free home and the other three families received a new car.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jose Louie Ruiz (veteran home recipient), retired Navy Petty Officer Second Class Aaron Timm, active-duty Marine Corps Pvt. First Class Uriel Poblano, and active-duty Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony Booth II (all car recipients), were elated to learn they weren’t just at Mazda Raceway for an exciting weekend of racing, they were there to be honored in a very special way for their courageous service to our country.
“My current car is a ’65 Ford Galaxy that is completely shot,” said Timm. “This new Mazda will be a big help to me and other veterans. I will finally have air conditioning to keep the veterans comfortable during our drives.” Timm lives in Las Vegas where he operates a nonprofit for veterans struggling with homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges.
“Giving back to our military veterans with the help of Operation Homefront is an honor for Mazda,” said Robert Davis, senior vice president of U.S. Operations at Mazda. “Giving each of them a car, with a great partner like Chase awarding a home, is the least we can do to show our appreciation to them and their families.”
Each of the families who were awarded a new Mazda will get to select the model of their choice from the current Mazda vehicle lineup. From there, the vehicle will be delivered to the family at their local Mazda dealership in the coming weeks.