Organization's Group Sponsorship Program Surpasses $17 Million Given to Like-Minded Charities, Community Programs and Civic Groups Throughout the Country
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is celebrating its annual Giving in July campaign — a month dedicated to the groups and individuals giving back in their communities while helping to share the year-round mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and their families, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.
Since its founding in 2007, WAA has partnered with hundreds of like-minded charities, community programs, and civic groups throughout the country to remember and honor our nation's veterans and active-duty military all year long. Giving in July celebrates these groups and highlights the opportunity to give back to them through the sponsorship of veterans' wreaths through the organization's Group Sponsorship Program. Through the program, WAA gives back $5 of each $15 wreath sponsorship made to support the local group's initiative, which include programs helping veterans, military families, youth and more, in communities across the country. Through this national program, WAA has given back more than $17 million in local contributions over the last 14 years.
"It would be disingenuous for us as an organization whose mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach, if we do not support other like-minded programs serving their communities," said WAA Executive Director Karen Worcester. "Our Group Sponsorship Program is a year-round effort, and our team provides the tools for success. Through Giving in July, our hope is that people are reminded that it is never too early to make a difference in your own community."
This year, more than 3,100 locations will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 – and more than 4,000 Sponsorship Groups are working in their communities to raise awareness and the wreaths sponsorships needed to honor all their local servicemembers laid to rest with the placement of live, veterans' wreaths this December. Examples of the type of Groups that participate include, Daughters of the American Revolution Chapters, Civil Air Patrol Squadrons, Scouting Groups, VFWs, Young Marines, patriotic motorcycle clubs, school groups, and Veteran Service Organizations of all sizes. To find a Sponsorship Group supporting a participating cemetery in your community, please click here.
"Like the well-known concept 'Christmas in July,' considering our own charity during the summer months provides us the opportunity to encourage others to get involved early with the WAA mission and support our nation's veterans and military families in the communities they live, now," concluded Worcester.
Like and follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, and tune in to Wreaths Across America Radio to hear from the many local Sponsorship Group volunteers throughout the country and how they are finding a way to serve in their communities.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The organization's mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as at thousands of veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.
For more information or to sponsor a wreath please visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/
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