Toyota and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) have announced that they will be joining forces once more for the 2nd Annual Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest. The Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest will provide one disabled military veteran with a brand-new Toyota Sienna that comes equipped with VMI’s Access 360 In-floor Ramp Conversion system.
The contest, which runs Wednesday, April 2 to Sunday, November 9, is open to any disabled U.S. veterans. Last year’s winner was Cpl. Charlie Harvey, a retired U.S. Army vet who served his country proudly during Vietnam.
“Toyota is excited to work with VMI again on this year’s Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest,” said Mark Oldenburg, Toyota’s national fleet marketing, mobility and strategic planning manager, in a press release. “It was incredible to be a part of the excitement surrounding the delivery of Mr. Harvey’s Sienna earlier this year. Being a part of this online contest gives our team the opportunity to show our appreciation to men and women in the military who have bravely served our country.”
A winner in the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest will be randomly drawn on November 9 and announced on Veteran’s Day, which is Tuesday, November 11.
To enter the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute contest and for contest rules, terms and conditions, visit www.vans4vets.com or call 1-800-VMI-VANS (1-800-348-8267).
“Words cannot express how grateful Charlie and I are to Toyota and VMI for giving us the chance to win this van through the Star Spangled Salute contest,” said Linda Harvey, the wife of last year’s winner. “The Sienna with VMI’s ramp has changed Charlie’s life in so many ways we didn’t think were possible. We can go everywhere together again, like the mall, grocery store and out to eat for dinner. Before the Star Spangled Salute contest we’d never won anything before. I really hope our story encourages disabled veterans and their families to enter this contest this year. You never know when you’ll be the lucky winner!”
We here at Phil Wright Toyota are proud to support our veterans, and we strongly encourage you to enter this potentially life-changing contest!