Helping Build Homes for Injured Soldiers
Fold of Honor raises funds for families
- Duration 2:32
- Date May 22, 2011
Fold of Honor raises funds for families
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In red white and blue major Dan -- founder folds of honor foundation.
Founder and he's also F sixteen pilot served three combat tours in Iraq also joining me this morning -- maverick he's the vice president of marketing for Volvo -- nice to see both of -- this morning.
Well it's an honor to be here great native American absolutely and this is a great -- to be involved in a project you can really help down the families have disabled the it didn't and veterans who also killed in a serving their country right -- is finance it's amazing today we have 240000.
Dependents had somebody killed or disabled list and Iraq and Afghanistan never blew me away let's let's.
To bring that up again for our viewers more than 240000.
Dependents so young.
Young boys young girls -- -- relying on what what you guys do it folds of honor.
To help them get an education capsule and I think more importantly we look at at what we do -- the foundation -- 87%.
Of that 240000.
Did not get special education assistance.
This is there's a huge gap that quite frankly we're leaving Americans behind on the field of battle it.
Between global -- a lot of other great partners were able to provide.
Education to these families so that's -- and then he's going to be against Pete of these red white and blue.
Helping to raise money for not only -- cause would also folds of honor it's going to -- how this works.
Well in just so many blessings that we have in this country and we started color for cost to draw attention.
To the indifference that we can have as Americans about all the sacrificing for us.
So when a customer -- somebody rents are red white and blue -- greater.
Or generate or any of our equipment we donate 20% of the proceeds to these great plans -- just inviting the public to take one step closer.
To supporting our troops.
So it's a choice between one it's not colored red white and blue or one that is -- red white and blue.
-- choosing this one that money goes to help the families.
-- wounded veterans and those killed in the inaction.
You're absolutely yes hold water provides scholarships to the families of deceased and injured service members.
And homes for our troops killed spot did they just -- hundredth home for severely disabled veterans for truth terrific costs.
Thanks so much taken major I have to ask you why did you decide to store stuff folds of honor what it means for you to be create this foundation helped create this foundation to help the -- -- I think being having done three tourists.
Over Iraq -- see firsthand that freedom's not free and that number we just talked about always dependents who had somebody killed or disabled over there.
It's up to us as Americans to step up and and do something about it and you know we have an amazing event coming up a Memorial Day which is a day that I think has been relegated to win the pool opens in this country and right or mattress sales you know you see there's television ads -- mattress sales -- you guys you don't really something special on this Memorial Day we are as an event called the patriot cup and it really is meant as one nation under god with out apology and I think there are a lot of Americans in this country that believes and the declaration and and what this country stands for and they're partners like global -- Budweiser actually is donating a nickel for every case -- Budweiser sold in America and the months of June and July more unveil.
-- -- can and PGA golf professionals from all across the country will come into Tulsa to celebrate what Memorial Day is all about so.
All right major Dan Rooney and nick never we appreciate you joining us this morning and check out folds of honor also color from cause and if you're gonna rent one of these if you -- -- read a digger.
-- the red white -- -- so.