JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (Nov 9, 2018) – Recently, Handy Mart raised more than $21,000 through its ‘Dog Tag” campaign “Give Hope to Warriors” benefiting Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
Patrons of the 39 Handy Mart Eastern North Carolina stores were invited to support Hope For The Warriors by purchasing a dog tag for $1 or $5. Handy Mart displayed the dog tags throughout the store, providing customers the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment and support for service members.
“We are very grateful to the thousands of guests and hundreds of our team members who participated in our Hope For The Warriors fundraiser,” said Handy Mart Director of Marketing, Cory Robinson. We are proud to have a partnership with Hope For The Warriors and for the work they do for veterans and their family members in Eastern North Carolina. Handy Mart is thankful to be able to make a positive difference in the communities we serve.”
Celebrating 12 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.
“When Hope For The Warriors started in Eastern North Carolina 12 years ago, we dreamed of local businesses like Handy Mart supporting our initiatives,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization. “Most importantly, Handy Mart its staff and customers are truly impacting the well-being of the many veterans, service members and families who have bravely served and sacrificed for our country.”
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About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 19,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 200 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 23,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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