U-Haul Hosts the 2012 Wounded Warrior Project®Soldier Ride(TM) Phoenix, Join U-Haul in Saluting America’s Real-Life Heroes!
PHOENIX, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Phoenix-based U-Haul, founding partner of Soldier Ride(TM), is reaching out to the Valley for support in saluting the 2012 Wounded Warrior Project®Soldier Ride Phoenix, as we welcome the Wounded Warriors participating on the ride to the Valley of the Sun.
For the fourth year in a row, Soldier Ride will be cycling through the Town of Paradise Valley on Friday, October 19(th) and U-Haul would like to encourage the Valley to show their support by making an online donation to “Team U-Haul” at https://store.uhaul.com/SoldierRide. U-Haul will be matching all donations dollar for dollar.
To learn more about the kick-off ceremony and the ride details visit: http://www.uhaul.com/About/Events
In August 2012, WWP opened up a regional office in Phoenix in order to help reach out to the many Wounded Warriors and their family members who reside in the Valley. Tens of thousands of Wounded Warriors and family members receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment.
“Wounded Warrior Project is thankful for U-Haul Company’s continued and generous support of Soldier Ride,” affirmed Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steve Nardizzi. “We believe strongly in the ability of rehabilitative activities to profoundly impact a warrior’s ability to heal in mind, body and spirit.”
“U-Haul is honored to salute these heroes who have made unimaginable sacrifices to defend our freedom,” stated Joe Shoen, chairman, U-Haul International, Inc. “These young people have sacrificed so much in duty to their country and yet they are still willing to give even more to support those who continue to serve. Soldier Ride is a way in which U-Haul is able to thank our veterans for their service, and we are thrilled to be able to do this.”
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer’s number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation’s largest retailers of propane.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
U-Haul Public Relations