Memorial Day is a day set aside to pause and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have died defending our country and our freedoms. And, as we remember those who are no longer with us, it’s also important to remember those who are. That’s why ABC Supply is especially proud to sponsor the No. 14 Chevrolet once again during the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The car will be driven by Santino Ferrucci for AJ Foyt Racing — with a design that honors and raises awareness for our friends at Homes For Our Troops (HFOT).
We’ve been supporters of Homes For Our Troops since 2020 to honor our Core Values — in particular, Give Back and American Pride — in a big way. Because HFOT invests nearly 90% of its donations directly back into its mission, it relies primarily on word-of-mouth awareness instead of paid advertising. By volunteering the design of our Indy car, we helped raise awareness for an organization we’re incredibly passionate about, and we’re excited to do it again this year!
We’ll also match every donation made to Homes For Our Troops from Monday, May 1, to Wednesday, May 31, up to $1 million. Learn more and make your donation.
HFOT is an organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives. In addition to bringing back the design of our 2022 Indy car, we’re also matching every donation made to HFOT — up to $1 million total — from Monday, May 1, through the end of May (Wednesday, May 31). Donations can be made by visiting www.hfotusa.org/donate.
HFOT’s work addresses a critical need: Since 9/11, over 2.5 million Americans have served our nation — and of that group, more than 1,000 have sustained severe physical injuries. These may include one or more amputations, full or partial paralysis and severe traumatic brain injury. HFOT was founded in 2004 with a mission to not only build homes for these Veterans but also help them rebuild their lives, restoring some of the freedom and independence they sacrificed in defending our country.
Since its inception, HFOT has constructed over 350 homes. The homes are built in partnership with each Veteran, taking into consideration location and design features that need to be adapted to meet specific needs. On average, over 40 special adaptations are included in each home, including wider halls and doorways, automatic door openers, roll-under sinks and stovetops, pull-down shelving, roll-in showers with digital temperature control and more. The best part? These homes are built and donated to the Veterans, making it possible for them to increase their financial stability. Read more about some of the homes we’ve helped build.
The homebuilding work of HFOT is incredible on its own, but the organization does so much more. It also offers individual support based on a Veteran’s next steps and needs. Veterans also have access to a Veteran Action and Advisory team where they can talk through challenges and successes with their peers.
And the numbers speak for themselves:
HFOT’s goal is to “work themselves out of business.” ABC Supply wants to help with that — and it’s why we’ve given HFOT the “keys” to the design of our Indy car! We can’t think of a better way to give HFOT a national stage than to be front and center on our ABC Supply Indy car at the Indianapolis 500.
As you look forward to Memorial Day weekend this year and everything it brings, we ask you to join us in making a difference for these Veterans who deserve our gratitude and appreciation for admirably serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Visit the Homes For Our Troops website from Monday, May 1, to Wednesday, May 31, to make your donation — and keep your eye out for the ABC Supply Indy car!
We’re proud to match donations made from May 1-31 up to $1 million. Empowering Veterans and helping them rebuild their lives is a solvable challenge. Together, we can make a marked impact for these deserving Veterans and their families to be set up for long-term success.
To learn more about Homes For Our Troops, or to donate from May 1 through May 31, visit www.hfotusa.org/donate.
Original article source: ABC Supply
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