Grace For Vets 2017
To:  All Australian Car Wash Operators .
Please join in and offer a FREE car wash 
to all veterans and service personnel in your local area
Remembrance Day - 11 November 2017 
The Australian Car Wash Association seeks your support again to honour Remembrance Day 2015 and our armed services personnel by joining this international program which unites the car wash industry.   It gives you an opportunity to recognise and thank those people who go to war zones to protect Australia's values and security by providing a FREE Car Wash to all veterans and service personnel in your local area.
Founded in 2004 by Mike Mountz in the USA, the Grace for Vets Program now extends to four countries with over 3,000 car wash sitesnow registered to participate.
              First Time?   Register your Car Wash      Participated Before ?   Log In
Many service men and women are busy with parades and other events "on the day" so we also let you decide which days you offer the free service;  could be the two days before for instance rather than on the day itself.  
Just add the timing details to the posters provided for you.
The supporting documents and signage are already on the  ACWA Website     
These can be used as templates and personalised to suit your individual circumstances. Everything has been done to make it as easy as possible for you to join in and make a success of this special car wash community event.

Why You Should Join the Grace for Vets Program
  • Increasing the number of washes under this program reflects the international car wash industry's commitment as a whole to our service personnel and identifies you in the eyes of your local community as a good citizen who gives back to those who protect this country.
  • It is a good news story for the local media, particularly if you can provide them with photographs as well as the media release. It helps them to get to know you and perhaps be more willing to promote other activities at your site in the future.
  • It can be a fun-filled day for the veterans, service personnel and your staff, as well as an opportunity to retain a new segment of the market
  • Generally a good public relations exercise, good publicity for the car wash and the messages you want to promote, a feel good sense of belonging for your customers.

Documents below and more on the ACWA Website are available for you to use
 - any problems downloading contact ACWA

RSL Letter   (for your local RSL Club - either adapt this letter or use as is)
The Story Behind Grace for Vets  ( background information to use)
Support Check List  ( leads you step by step through what you need to do and which documents and signage etc are there to help)
Poppy Appeal poster  ( to use if you are selling poppies on site)