84 Lumber’s ‘Operation Appreciation’ Supports National Military Appreciation Month
Eighty Four, Penn. — 84 Lumber is continuing its long-standing support of the United States military with the launch of “Operation Appreciation.” Throughout the month of May – National Military Appreciation Month – 84 Lumber is initiating special programs and activities dedicated to the recognition of military service members, including a Facebook contest, combat wounded preferred parking spaces, store discounts and continued support of Homes for Our Troops.
“84 Lumber relishes the opportunity to celebrate those who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, President and Owner, 84 Lumber Company. “From hiring military members as associates within our company, to supporting active and veteran military through donations and discounts, it is one of 84 Lumber’s great passions and missions to give back to our country’s veterans in any way possible.”
Operation Appreciation Facebook Contest
Now through May 27th, 84 Lumber is giving away $8,400 per week in store credit to three deserving military family or service members. Enter the contest, or to nominate a military member (active or veteran status), and share a brief story of why you or your nominee deserves $8,400 for home improvements.
In addition, the company is profiling several of its own veteran associates throughout the month on the Facebook page, sharing more about their military service and how it has helped in their 84 Lumber careers.
Combat Wounded Preferred Parking
At each of its more than 250 store locations across the country, 84 Lumber is recognizing injured veterans through the installation of combat wounded parking signs and spaces. These preferred parking spots are in honor of the Wounded Warriors Family Support program and are just one of many small gestures that 84 Lumber is proud to implement in gratitude of military service.
Throughout the year, 84 Lumber offers all active and veteran military service members a 10% discount in each of its stores. For the month of May, the company has increased this discount to 15%.
Homes for Our Troops
In support of Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, 84 Lumber recently donated $30,000 worth of materials to help build a home for Sergeant Marcus Dandrea, who lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan during his second deployment in 2011. His soon-to-be-completed home in Haymarket, Virginia is mortgage-free and will provide accessible mobility, customized to meet the needs of Sergeant Dandrea.
Source: 84 Lumber