Bridgestone opened its first retail tire and auto service location on a military base in 1993, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash.
"Bridgestone Retail Operations is committed to serving those who serve our country each and every day," BSRO President Marko Ibrahim said. "We are thankful for the opportunity to provide our military communities with trusted service and a promise to care, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration."
The van donations were made possible through the Bridgestone Driving Great Futures initiative, which has raised over $20 million from BSRO customers and teammates for Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide since 2015.
At Fort Bliss, BSRO donated $60,000 to the U.S. Army Child & Youth Services chapter to fund the purchase of a new van.
"We are so grateful to Bridgestone for their ongoing commitment to serving young people in military communities," Lucky Harris, senior director, Military & Outreach Services, BGCA, said.
"This support enables more kids and teens to have reliable transportation to the Club, allowing more kids and teens to reach their full potential."
The Driving Great Futures initiative is an example of the company's commitment to "Empowerment," which is defined as contributing to a society that ensures accessibility and dignity for all and "Emotion," defined as inspiring excitement and spreading joy to the world of mobility.
The Bridgestone Driving Great Futures partnership aligns with the Bridgestone E8 Commitment, which consists of eight Bridgestone-like values starting with the letter "E" to realize a sustainable society.
Bridgestone Americas, through its BSRO business unit, operates 2,200-plus retail tire and auto service outlets throughout the U.S. under the Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works store locations.