Veteran Helping Veterans - Operation Stripes For Vets Returns For 2012
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Veteran Helping Veterans - Operation Stripes For Vets Returns For 2012

Amherst, NH - February 10, 2012 - Operation Stripes for Vets Franchise Promotion Giveaway, sponsored by Black Dawg Franchise Group LLC, has returned for 2012, and one lucky returning Iraq/Afghanistan veteran will win his or her own YELLOW DAWG STRIPING franchise valued at $28,000.

Started in 2011 by Black Dawg Franchise Group President, Jack Child (himself an Air Force veteran), as a way to draw attention to the stubbornly high unemployment rate for returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and as a way to say “Thank You” for their service, Operation Stripes for Vets awarded its first franchise to Andrew Smith of Pilot, Virginia, an Army Purple Heart Recipient, on Memorial Day, 2011.

When asked how YELLOW DAWG STRIPING fit in with his personal goals, Andrew had this to say: “By working hard and investing my time and effort in my own business it allows me to provide a more comfortable life for my family. The customers are great and given the nature of the work I can schedule my work, meet the needs of my customers, and still have time for my family. I have been impressed with Jack and the entire YELLOW DAWG crew and I give thanks every day for this opportunity.”

For Iraq and Afghanistan vets who are interested in winning their own YELLOW DAWG Parking Lot Line Striping franchise, entering the giveaway is easy. Just visit for the Giveaway Rules and submit a video on the Yellow Dawg Facebook page ( explaining why you should win the franchise. Then tell all your friends to “like” your entry. The top ten vote-getters will become finalists (others may be chosen as finalists as well – see Contest Rules) and the winner will be chosen by Black Dawg’s panel of judges.

The franchise and equipment is worth $28,000 and includes the Franchise Fee of $7500 (waived), a Graco State-of-the-Art Airless Line Striping machine valued at over $8,000, premium traffic paint donated by The Sherwin-Williams Company, stencils, tools, uniforms, complete training and a custom cargo trailer with YELLOW DAWG logo and markings (graphics donated by Fetch Graphics).

One of the things we hope to do with our Operation Stripes for Vets is to make the public aware of the difficulties our returning veterans are having finding work when they get home. We can’t give away a franchise to everyone who enters, but we hope this giveaway is used as a model or an inspiration for other businesses to do what they can to help those who have served our country,” said Child.

Andrew Smith, last year’s winner, offered this advice for those thinking about entering the Operations Stripes for Vets Giveaway: “First of all, thank you for your service. You have already accomplished so much with your life, but don’t stop now. Just do it! You really do have a chance at winning this and if you do win it will change your life for the better!”


YELLOW DAWG STRIPING is the Pavement Marking Affiliate of the BLACK DAWG multi-brand franchise system, which also includes BLACK DAWG SEALCOAT and BLUE DAWG POWER WASH. Parking Lot Line Striping is a unique niche business and YELLOW DAWG STRIPING is a leader in the industry. For franchise information Call 1-800-998-3294 or visit




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