Dollar General Supports Our Troops

September 06, 2016
The Dollar General team in southwest Florida recently awarded $35,000 to Support Our Troops to provide aid to local veterans. In keeping with the company’s mission of Serving Others, Dollar General employees in the region raised the money through local donations in just six weeks. 

“There are so many vets that live in southwest Florida that are in need and our employees wanted to make an impact,” Ron Brock, Dollar General region 37 regional director said. “[Serving others] means everything. I have been very blessed to be in a position where I can do good and help others that need it.”

The donation will help Support Our Troops impact over 3,000 veterans that are living in vet hospitals or are in-need in the area. The donation will help Support Our Troops provide care goods and services, including family assistance and public support, to veterans living in southwest Florida and at hundreds of locations across the world.

According to Brock, staff members with Support Our Troops were both amazed and thankful for the efforts provided by Dollar General employees. The Dollar General team was excited to participate in the donation campaign and were strongly motivated knowing the cause was to support our nation’s veterans. 

“Our mantra in region 37 (southwest Florida) is everyone plays, everyone counts. In our region, you can and do make a difference,” Brock said.

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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