Groups Unite To Assist Military Families In Metro Atlanta



Groups Unite To Assist Military Families In Metro Atlanta

Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes joins with Feed the Children to distribute food, household products May 22 in Alpharetta

Groups Unite To Assist Military Families In Metro AtlantaThe Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (Coalition), a leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of severely wounded veterans of the global War on Terror, today announced that it will be distributing non-perishable foods and household products to veterans and military families living in the Metro Atlanta area.

The food truck event, scheduled for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, May 22, will be held in the parking lot of The Home Depot located at 5300 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. The Coalition is teaming with the Feed the Children, BB&T and The Home Depot to celebrate and thank local veterans and military families for their service and sacrifice.

The event is open to active-duty service members, veterans, dependents and reservists. Must present evidence of current or past military service and a completed voucher available by contacting Jil Hinds, Southeast Field Representative for the Coalition at jhinds@saluteheroes.org.

Groups Unite To Assist Military Families In Metro Atlanta

“The Coalition is always looking for ways to honor and support the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms,” said Hinds. “We know that the Atlanta area can be an expensive place to live and work, so we hope all the active and retired service members living nearby will come out on Monday and allow us to stock their pantries.”

The organizations will be distributing enough food to feed roughly 400 families of four for two weeks. The value of the food and other products distributed is approximately $250 per person.

Supplies are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Although “need” is somewhat subjective, no veteran or military family requesting food will be turned away.

“Each year, BB&T associates complete various community service projects through volunteer service,” said Vice President Michelle Gray. “BB&T strives to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need, in hopes of encouraging others in the community to volunteer their time and support organizations such as The Coalition. This is BB&T’s ninth year of volunteering in an annual Lighthouse Project.”

Groups Unite To Assist Military Families In Metro Atlanta

Since its establishment in 2004, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has provided an immediate, invaluable lifeline to thousands of America’s combat-wounded veterans. The Leesburg, VA-based organization is distinguished from other veteran-focused groups by its direct financial assistance to America’s wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on veterans’ homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. Its innovative Heroes Thanking Heroes program provides transitional, part-time, flexible employment to nearly 50 combat-wounded veterans or their primary caregivers, enabling them to make phone calls from their homes, usually to personally thank donors for their contributions to the Coalition.

For more information on the Coalition, and to learn how you can support its mission, visit www.saluteheroes.org. Combat-wounded/disabled OIF/OEF/OND veterans are invited to join the Coalition and expand their camaraderie network by enrolling in the Veteran Circle program at http://saluteheroes-vetcircle.org.