Programs for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families Fueled by Donation
Taking place August 12 and 13 at River Landing in Wallace and co-hosted by Johnny Bench and Doug Flynn, the Hope For The Warriors Invitational consists of a day on the golf course and a Warrior Night dinner for veterans, service members and military families.
In addition to the monetary support, Smithfield Foods will also contribute in-kind food items totaling $1,000.
“Smithfield is proud to partner with Hope For The Warriors as we further our shared commitment to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice,” said Keira Lombardo, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Smithfield Foods and president of the Smithfield Foundation. “The Hope Invitational is truly an inspiring event, and we’re pleased to participate for a fifth consecutive year. It’s a privilege to see firsthand the lasting impact that Hope For The Warriors’ programs have on the lives of so many military men, women, and their families.”
Since 2013, Smithfield Foods has donated more than $25,000 to Hope For The Warriors’ annual Invitational event benefitting a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.
“Hope For The Warriors was founded by military families in Eastern North Carolina,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder, CEO and president of the nonprofit organization. “So, it’s always heartwarming to receive the continued support of North Carolina businesses like Smithfield Foods as they truly understand the service and sacrifices made by veterans, servicemembers and military families in this part of the state and around the country.”
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available for the Hope For The Warriors Invitational. For more information, contact Michelle Rademacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 transition services, clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and community development and engagement. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted more than 180 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, visithopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.