Shop at Auto Parts Warehouse Presents ‘Veterans Day Heroes Salute’ Donation to Operation Homefront

By on December 3, 2013 donates $8,000 to Operation Homefront; promotion is first in ongoing initiative to support service members and their families

Operation Homefront CEO Shane Evangelist presents the donation to Operation Homefront’s director of development, Rachel Weil and executive director and former service member, Jack Chirrick.

Carson, Calif. ––December 3, 2013 – presented a check for $8,000 to Operation Homefront during Thanksgiving week. This was the first in a series of promotions and programs that the online auto parts website is leading to support service members and their families. The donation represented proceeds from the company’s Veterans Day Heroes Salute, and will go directly to Operation Homefront’s Emergency Assistance Program, which provides essential financial assistance for the unique needs of todays’ military families. is one of the nation’s top online auto parts and accessories retailers and is dedicated to making it easy for consumers to save money by accessing auto parts online. CEO Shane Evangelist presented the donation to Operation Homefront’s director of development, Rachel Weil, and Operation Homefront’s executive director of the California Field Office and former service member, Jack Chirrick, at its Carson, California headquarters.

“We are proud to present this check to Operation Homefront to aid service members and their families. Our Veterans Day Heroes Salute sought to both raise awareness about the unique needs of service members and to help support military families,” said CEO Shane Evangelist. “We look forward to offering more ways for customers and employees to help support the brave service men and women of our country, and their families, and we thank the thousands of customers who purchased auto parts during our Veterans Day promotion.”

Evangelist also said that in 2014, the company will be announcing a “Heroes Automobile Gallery: A Little Automotive Helping Hand for Those Who Have Served.” The Heroes Automotive Gallery will offer auto parts discounts for service members, and will highlight the stories of our nation’s heroes.

“We are very grateful to for this donation, and for helping to raise awareness of the needs of our military families. There could not be a better time of year for us to put these funds to work, providing much needed assistance to military families,” said Chirrick.

Operation Homefront’s Emergency Assistance Program aids military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items, and emergency financial assistance.Since its inception, Operation Homefront has met the needs of more than 750,000 military families.

About Operation Homefront

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has met more than 750,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. Nationally, 95 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to


Established in 1995, is one of the nation’s top online auto parts and accessories retailers and is dedicated to making it easy for consumers to save money by accessing auto parts online. offers a comprehensive catalogue of over 2 million auto parts and accessories, to fit all domestic and foreign makes from top aftermarket manufacturers. offers consumers free shipping on orders over $50 as well as flexible payment and extended warranty plans and options. The company has parts warehouses in markets throughout the U.S. enabling rapid shipping of parts. AutoPartsWarehouse is operated by U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., (Nasdaq: PRTS).

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Operation Homefront Media Relations:
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About Auto Parts Warehouse

Auto Parts Warehouse is one of the top online retailers of auto parts and accessories in the United States today, with over 550,000 products in our comprehensive catalog, with a lot of them available at exclusive warehouse prices.
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