Supporting our veterans -- all in a day's work for the House Of Wax
ORANGE — The House of Wax car wash has been showing their support for Veterans for 10 years by offering free car washes to all veterans on Veterans Day each year.
House of Wax owner David Meausky said 18 veterans received free car washes this year on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. He said he is not sure of the official number over the past decade but he estimates that he has given hundreds of free car washes to veterans.
“I found out about a program in which a man from Pennsylvania started, it was a program called for Grace for Vets, it’s a national campaign where car washes can report the number of free car washes they given.”
While Meausky did not serve in the military he is proud to offer something to those who did. He said it gives him a sense of pride and accomplishment. He runs the program every year and does not plan to stop anytime soon. He hopes to encourage more businesses to participate in their own way.
According the program’s website, Grace for Vets only requires a person to say they served in a branch of the armed services, military identification is not required. The program started in 2003. Results for car washes given for this year are not available but the Grace for Vets website reports 935,128 washes were given out on Veterans Day between 2003 and 2014. Also, in 2014, 1,364 car wash businesses participated. The program is now run not only in America but also Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
House of Wax has been in business in the area since 1985.