Posted: 12/21/2021     Length: 08:04

Powell, Tennessee-based Weigel’s is a sustaining partner of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (SMSD), whose mission is to enhance the physical and psychological quality of life for wounded veterans and their families with a mobility assistance service dog.

Army Sgt. First Class (ret.) Chuck Stewart’s wife encouraged him to reach out to SMSD after stopping at a Weigel’s store she had never been to before. While filling up, she saw a pumptopper for an SMSD fundraising campaign. That fateful day led to Chuck being paired with his mobility assistance dog, Sadie, for the past four years. “I never thought filling up a tank of gas would change my life,” he said.

See more of how Weigel's is changing lives in this NACS Ideas 2 Go video: