ARCADIA, Wis. – The Ronald & Joyce Wanek Foundation donated $50,000 to Helping a Hero, a non-profit organization that builds adapted homes for veterans who have been severely injured in combat.
Helping a Hero has helped hundreds of veterans and their families in more than 26 states. This donation will be matched by Bass Pro Shops to help support veterans in need of an adapted home due to their injuries, as a part of Helping a Hero’s 100 Homes Challenge.
“Helping a Hero is so grateful to the Ronald and Joyce Wanek Foundation for its generous donation to further our mission to build specially adapted homes for our catastrophically injured servicemembers who served in the global war on terror,” said Meredith Iler, founder and national chair of the Helping a Hero Home Program.
This year, Ashley Furniture Inds. also is celebrating a decade of partnership with Helping a Hero. Over the past 10 years, Ashley has helped furnish homes for severely wounded veterans and works with them to hand select furniture that accommodates their needs.
“Ashley has an unwavering commitment to support our nation’s heroes,” said Shari Wagner, Donations manager at Ashley. “Through our ongoing partnership with Helping a Hero, we are proud to provide specially adapted homes for our deserving veterans.”
Additionally, Ashley retail licensees from Kentucky, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida and in other cities across the U.S. have been proud supporters of Helping a Hero throughout the years, offering many of the same services in their respected areas.