(Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted by Coborn’s Inc.)
Coborn’s, Inc., the parent company of Coborn’s and Cash Wise Foods grocery and liquor stores, has long been conscious of its responsibility to respect and acknowledge the sacrifices of Veterans and First Responders. For that reason, during the month of September Coborn’s and Cash Wise grocery and liquor stores are partnering with the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization that provides life-changing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen or disabled U.S. service members and first responders.
“The bravery of these women and men, our very neighbors, is incredibly inspiring. There’s no amount of gratitude that will ever be enough,” said Dennis Host, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Coborn’s, Inc. “It’s a privilege to partner with Folds of Honor and support the remarkable work they do for our nation’s heroes and their families. It’s important we all support our Veterans and First Responders because, without them and their extraordinary sacrifice, our communities couldn’t continue to thrive.”
Throughout the month of September, guests can round up their order total to the nearest dollar to be donated to Folds of Honor when they shop in-store or online at Cash Wise and Coborn’s. Guests can also make $1, $5, and $10 monetary donations at checkout. Donations will then be distributed in the form of scholarships to family members of fallen military or first responders through the Folds of Honor Foundation.
“Folds of Honor is proud to team up with the Coborn’s family of stores,” said Folds of Honor CEO and founder, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney. “We believe the partnership will be a force multiplier to the mission and bring awareness of Folds of Honor and increase academic scholarship funding to the families of American military and first responders heroes. Together we will meet sacrifice with hope.”
Folds of Honor Foundation was founded by Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney, a decorated F-16 fighter pilot. From its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 44,000 scholarships totaling about $200 million. Minority recipients represent 41% of all scholarships awarded. In 2022, the organization expanded its mission to America’s first responders, including police, fire, EMTs, and paramedics.
Helping the dependents of American heroes pursue their educational dreams is possible only with the generosity of everyday citizens. Those who would like to join in supporting the nation’s military and first responders families, can become a Squadron Member by visiting FoldsOfHonor.org.