Patriot Nissan Partners with Veterans Northeast, Donating $5 per Service Customer Through August

Pictured, left to right, are Patriot Nissan General Manager Matt Drohan, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center board President Cal Perry, VNEOC board member Lenin Roa and VNEOC Executive Director Ed Mitchell. (Courtesy photograph.)

Patriot Nissan in Salem, N.H., is partnering with Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, beginning with a “Patriot Nissan Service Drive Five for VNEOC,” where the dealership donates $5 for every customer receiving service through Aug. 31.

When Patriot Nissan opened last year, General Manager Matt Drohan said supporting veterans would be an organizational cornerstone. Besides the service donation, the dealership’s customers may also register to participate in a weekly raffle through August.

“Teaming up with the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center will enable us to serve veterans and their families in new ways,” said Drohan, who served in the U.S. Navy and with the reserves. “I have been fortunate to pursue my career in automotive, but I know other veterans from all eras have had difficulties returning to civilian life.”

According to Tom Talbott, marketing director at Patriot Nissan and the Patriot Automotive Group, the importance of the partnership with VNEOC is underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re all worried right now about the future,” he said. “If this event serves as a reminder that no matter how we’re doing that there are others who have it even tougher, then it was successful.”

Serving Essex, Middlesex and Barnstable Counties in Massachusetts and Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties in New Hampshire, Veterans Northeast provides basic food and housing, advocacy as an accredited VSO, counseling, peer support, case management, employment and education to veterans and their families.

To learn more about Patriot Nissan’s fundraiser, click here.

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