A number of hotels have partnered with Wounded Warriors Family Support and The Military Order of the Purple Heart to accompany them on a cross-country road trip. Both organizations have a similar mission. The Wounded Warriors Family Support’s mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations, and The Military Order of the Purple Heart’s mission is for protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration of the Purple Heart – a medal awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who were wounded in combat.
Together, their goal is to raise several million dollars throughout the year to support the many initiatives these two programs have. This nation-wide road trip is a way to say “thank you” by stopping at businesses and visiting individuals who have made contributions, and ask for further donations — each donor gets to sign the truck! The signatures are on a vinyl, that once the trucks are donated to deserving soldier after the tour, the soldiers can take off and have brand-new, fully customized, mobility trucks to help them move about more freely.
One of our associates, Carlisa, from the North Mid America Sales team, is a military spouse and has taken her contribution to the next level by driving the custom-built Wounded Warriors Family Support Ford F-250 truck through seven states over the course of six days! Not only has Carlisa been able to meet with many veterans and associates, she has been able to talk about the program with local news outlets as well.
As today is America’s Independence Day, we want to thank Carlisa and all the properties who are supporting the efforts. We want to extend a special thanks to all of the troops who continue to keep America safe.