Standing Together: Donation Touches Home – From Miles Away
There are many ways to make a difference and get involved with Operation Homefront. One AdvoCare Distributorship in Washington did their part in helping our troops by donating a couch to a military family in need – Nearly 2,000 miles away in Benbrook, Texas.
But this isn’t just any couch. In April AdvoCare announced that the couch that distinguished AdvoCare Founder Charlie Ragus’ offices at AdvoCare headquarters would be the feature item in an auction benefitting Operation Homefront. The couch was among the first pieces of fine furniture that Charlie selected to adorn his executive meeting room.
AdvoCare Independent Distributors Doug and Nancey Austin were the winning bidders in the auction. When they were contacted, they responded, “As much as we would love to have this as part of our planned home office, we were looking on the Operation Homefront Web site and saw families in need of furniture. We would be honored to be able to bless a family in need.”
With a few quick communications between AdvoCare and Operation Homefront a plan was put in action to deliver the couch to the family.
The couch was delivered on May 25, 2011 to James Quinn. James is a wounded warrior and father of five who served five tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In addition to the couch donation, the funds raised from the auction will also go to Operation Homefront.
“I never cease to be amazed by the continued generosity of all of the AdvoCare team,” says Iwonne Herrera Salvador, Director of Corporate Relations at Operation Homefront. “Thank you for holding the auction on our behalf, and to Doug and Nancey for their generosity too.”
You can make a difference too. Help our troops and their families by contributing time and resources or making a donation. Find out more.