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Posted at 06:44 AM on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 by dist5
EATON RAPIDS — The VFW National Home for Children received a $1 million donation May 31 from the Buick-Pontiac-GMC (BPG) Division of General Motors. BPG General Manager Jim Bunnell presented the check at a dedication ceremony for a new duplex that was built with a portion of a $3.5 million donation that came from last year's BPG Memorial Day Dealership Campaign.
"It's just the right thing to do," said Bunnell. "For all the military men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice, what a better way to step up and say 'The American people think about you, they care for you and they want to say thank you'."
The million dollar donation is a part of BPG's "A Million Thanks" Memorial Day and National Military Appreciation Month campaign. The auto division teamed up with A Million Thanks, a letter-writing, military-support campaign to help raise awareness of the unseen sacrifices of military men and women.
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