Tractor Supply Honors America’s Military Service Members, Veterans and First Responders With $1 Million Donation (2024)

Tractor Supply Honors America’s Military Service Members, Veterans and First Responders With $1 Million Donation (1)

Tractor Supply Honors America’s Military Service Members, Veterans and First Responders With $1 Million Donation (2)

Rural lifestyle retailer marks the launch of Hometown Heroes program with donations to 10 charities supporting military and first responder communities; Launches Hometown Heroes spotlight series

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., June 26, 2024--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, and the Tractor Supply Company Foundation announced today they will donate a total of $1 million to charity organizations committed to supporting our nation’s military service members, veterans and first responders. The donation coincides with the launch of Hometown Heroes, a special program with wide-ranging benefits and recognition for the heroes who bravely serve our country and communities. Tractor Supply and Petsense by Tractor Supply have long supported Hometown Heroes through donations, semiannual discounts, designated parking spots at stores, volunteer activities and through the company’s veterans group for Team Members. Hometown Heroes brings together the company’s efforts to support the selfless men and women who serve America under one banner.

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In addition, the company is introducing a Hometown Heroes spotlight series to celebrate customers and Team Members who embody the spirit of being Hometown Heroes.

"Tractor Supply’s commitment to supporting and honoring those who have served our country through military service, as well as first responders, runs deep," said Mary Winn Pilkington, president of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation. "We are fortunate to count many of these heroes as our customers and Team Members. We salute these charities for the important work they do. We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with them to give back to these heroes who have sacrificed so much."

The following 10 nonprofit organizations will receive $100,000 each as part of Tractor Supply’s $1 million donation:

  • 9/11 Day: Inspires millions of Americans to volunteer, donate to charities and perform other good deeds and acts of kindness on September 11 to honor the memory of those killed or injured on 9/11.

  • Bob Woodruff Foundation: Invests in programs that help our service members, veterans, their families and caregivers thrive.

  • Farmer Veteran Coalition: Provides micro grants to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching.

  • Folds of Honor: Provides educational scholarships to the families of fallen and disabled service members and first responders.

  • Gary Sinise Foundation: Serves the surviving spouse/guardian and children of fallen heroes through year-round activities and support including The Snowball Express and Relief and Resiliency programming.

  • K9s For Warriors: Fights veteran suicide by providing trained service dogs (many that are rescues) to military veterans suffering from PTSD and other traumas.

  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund: Honors the fallen, tells the story of American law enforcement and makes it safer for those who serve.

  • National Police Dog Foundation: Raises funds for the purchase, training and veterinary care of law enforcement K-9s.

  • National Volunteer Firefighters Council: Provides critical resources, programs, education and advocacy for volunteer fire, EMS and rescue services across the nation.

  • Tunnel to Towers Foundation: Helps America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families.

Hometown Heroes Spotlight Series

Tractor Supply is launching a Hometown Heroes spotlight series showcasing customers and Team Members who exemplify the spirit of Hometown Heroes. A $5,000 donation will be made in honor of every hero featured to their Hometown Hero charity of choice. The inaugural recipients are:

  • Cody Bigalke, team member from New London, Wisconsin; part-time police officer and volunteer firefighter

  • Eddie Foley, vice president of loss prevention; former U.S. Navy Gunners Mate 3

  • Roc Hodges, director of outbound transportation; former U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant

  • Randy Krieger, team member from Billings, Montana; U.S. Navy veteran and retired firefighter of 35 years

  • Colin Yankee, executive vice president, chief supply chain officer; former U.S. Army Captain; graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point

These Hometown Heroes were selected based on their commitment to serving and protecting our way of life in America. Their efforts have included fostering the military/veteran community at Tractor Supply, organizing volunteer activities and raising awareness within the company, as well as establishing the tradition of giving a challenge coin to every service member and veteran who joins the Tractor Supply team. The first group of recipients includes founding members of the Veterans Team Member Engagement Group at Tractor Supply. Their leadership has helped to foster meaningful career connections and contributed to Tractor Supply’s recognition by Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Veterans in 2023.

Neighbor’s Club Hometown Heroes Benefit

Tractor Supply launched its Neighbor’s Club Hometown Heroes benefit yesterday; the benefit honors military service members, veterans and first responders every day of the year at Tractor Supply and Petsense by Tractor Supply with the following benefits:

  • Automatic top tier Preferred Plus Neighbor status, which includes:

    • 2% back on purchases every day

    • Free shipping on orders over $29

    • Free same-day delivery twice per quarter

    • Free trailer rentals twice per quarter

    • Additional special gifts and rewards

  • 5% off coupon each quarter

  • Discount on Hero Holidays (4th of July, First Responders Day, Veterans Day)

  • Designated parking spots at stores for Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes is one of the few recognition programs that provides everyday savings to military service members, veterans and first responders with no limit on total savings and no brand exclusions. To enjoy Hometown Heroes benefits, participants simply join Neighbor’s Club and verify their status through ID.me.

Current and former military service members and first responders who have enrolled in Neighbor’s Club can verify their Hometown Hero status through ID.me by visiting tractorsupply.com/hometownheroes and clicking "verify." To enroll in Neighbor’s Club, visit tractorsupply.com/neighborsclub or petsense.com/neighborsclub, or click the Neighbor’s Club button in the Tractor Supply app.

Fourth of July Discount

Tractor Supply and Petsense by Tractor Supply will once again celebrate the Fourth of July by providing all military service members, veterans and their dependents and first responders with a 15% off discount on Thursday, July 4 in stores nationwide. Those eligible must provide a valid military or first responder ID or proof of service.

Tractor Supply and Petsense by Tractor Supply recognize Hometown Heroes year-round with ongoing partnerships with nonprofits serving the military and first responder communities, and through its highly engaged veterans group for Team Members. To learn more, visit TractorSupply.com/honoringheroes.

About The Tractor Supply Company Foundation

The Tractor Supply Company Foundation is committed to supporting vibrant rural communities for all by investing in the future of Life Out Here through today’s youth and being a good neighbor in the communities Tractor Supply calls home. Founded in 2020, the Foundation’s priority areas include supporting agriculture education initiatives through longstanding partnerships with FFA and 4-H, caring for pets and animals, preserving land for future generations and supporting Hometown Heroes. The Foundation expands upon the charitable work of Tractor Supply Company, supporting causes that are important to customers and Team Members. In 2023, the Company donated nearly $16 million through direct giving, sponsorships, fundraisers and more. To learn more about The Tractor Supply Company Foundation, visit Corporate.TractorSupply.com/Foundation.

About Tractor Supply Company

For more than 85 years, Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) has been passionate about serving the needs of recreational farmers, ranchers, homeowners, gardeners, pet enthusiasts and all those who enjoy living Life Out Here. Tractor Supply is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the U.S., ranking 291 on the Fortune 500. The Company’s more than 50,000 Team Members are known for delivering legendary service and helping customers pursue their passions, whether that means being closer to the land, taking care of animals or living a hands-on, DIY lifestyle. In store and online, Tractor Supply provides what customers need – anytime, anywhere, any way they choose at the low prices they deserve.

As of March 30, 2024, the Company operated 2,233 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states. For more information on Tractor Supply, visit www.tractorsupply.com.

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense by Tractor Supply, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer providing products and services for pet owners. As of March 30, 2024, the Company operated 202 Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in 23 states. For more information on Petsense by Tractor Supply, visit www.Petsense.com.

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Contacts

Tricia Whittemore (615) 440-4410
Mary Winn Pilkington (615) 440-4212
corporatecommunications@tractorsupply.com

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