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ADVANCE FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION GIVING VETERAN SUPPORT The Advance Auto Parts Foundation is committed to supporting our military veterans who have done so much for all of us. This year, we proudly supported two exemplary organizations committed to supporting veteran needs. PREPARING VETERANS FOR THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE Through a broad network of partners, North Carolina-based Veteran’s Bridge Home (VBH) helps navigate the employment maze, create social connections and settle families after deployment or long-term military service. The Advance Auto Parts Foundation donated $50,000 to VBH for a three-part workforce development initiative in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area. Included is funding for direct outreach to North Carolina companies willing to hire veterans, a Triangle-based veteran hiring event and career coaching and job search training. LENDING A HAND IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MILITARY SUICIDE In the U.S., more than 500 veterans die by suicide each month. The North Carolina-based nonprofit Stop Soldier Suicide (SSS) provides free, confidential, trauma-informed care to veterans and service members at the highest risk for suicide, with a goal of reducing the military suicide rate to civilian parity no later than 2030. The organization’s evidence-based risk stratification model confirmed nearly 150 lives saved - the equivalent of an Army infantry company - in 2021 alone. Our $50,000 gift to SSS supports its Operation Rapid Reinforcement, an initiative to bolster its front-line force of Wellness Coordinators in the face of increased demand for its services since the end of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan.

THE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HEALTHY, SKILLED AND DIVERSE WORKFORCE PREPARED TO ADVANCE THE MOBILITY INDUSTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

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