Wish Upon A Hero Foundation Ready to Distribute More Than $500,000 to Active Duty and Veteran Families In Need
Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors:
WISH UPON A HERO FOUNDATION READY TO DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN $500,000 TO ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERAN FAMILIES IN NEED
Broadcast PSA Available to Encourage Military Families to Post a ‘Wish’ For Help
Moorestown, NJ (November 9, 2011) –With the veterans unemployment rate at an all-time high of 12.4%, the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation (www.wishuponaherofoundation.org, WUAHF) is launching a national campaign on Veterans Day to give away more than $500,000 to assist active duty and veteran families in need. Public service announcements on TV stations nationwide ) will encourage families to post wishes on Wish Upon a Hero (www.wishuponahero.com), the online giving platform where anyone can post a wish and anyone can grant a wish.
WUAHF’s recent Hike For Our Heroes campaign, led by Iraq War veteran Troy Yocum, raised more than $500,000 via Yocum’s 18-month, 7,800-mile journey across America. Through the generosity of thousands of Americans, with support from Modell’s Sporting Goods and other retailers across the country, WUAHF is ready to grant wishes to ease the burden for military families who need assistance with medical, educational and everyday living expenses.
“This is such a critical time in our country. With more troops returning from Iraq and discouraging employment prospects, we need to rally behind these brave men and women in every way possible,” says Wish Upon a Hero Founder Dave Girgenti.
WUAHF was recently selected by Chase Community Giving as one of five charities to be honored at Chase’s American Giving Awards in December.
The Wish Upon a Hero Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of those in need. In 2011, WUAHF partnered with Hike for Our Heroes to raise funds and awareness and grant the wishes of military families in need. The Foundation and Wish Upon a Hero.com were founded by Girgenti following the catastrophic events of September 11th and Hurricane Katrina. Communities and individuals helped each other during those difficult times. Girgenti created a platform where anyone can post a wish, and everyone can be a hero. For more information, go to www.wishuponaherofoundation.org.