U-Haul Hosts the 2013 Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride Phoenix: Join U-Haul in Saluting America’s Real-Life Heroes

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PHOENIX (Oct. 15, 2013) — Phoenix-based U-Haul, founding partner of Soldier Ride®, is reaching out to the community for support in saluting injured service members during the 2013 Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride Phoenix, as we welcome riders to the Valley during the official launch on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 9:45 a.m., at U-Haul corporate headquarters, 2727 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Ariz.

This year, Soldier Ride will be launching the Phoenix segment of the bicycle ride from U-Haul corporate headquarters, cycling North through Phoenix and into the Town of Paradise Valley. U-Haul is excited to host Soldier Ride Phoenix and would like to encourage the community to show their support by making an online donation to “Team U-Haul” at U-Haul Soldier Ride Donation Match U-Haul will be matching all donations dollar for dollar.

To learn more about the official Soldier Ride Phoenix launch and the ride details visit:  U-Haul Hosts the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride Phoenix

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 19 WWP programs and services designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment.

“Our goal with any of our programs like a Soldier Ride is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history,” said Steve Nardizzi, executive director for Wounded Warrior Project.  “The Wounded Warriors participating in this Soldier Ride will be inspired by the support U-Haul is providing.  As one of the founding partners for Wounded Warrior Project, U-Haul’s deep military roots and passion for serving injured service members is matched by the compassion with which they offer support and for that we are so proud to call them partner.”

“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.”

Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194(602) 263-6194

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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.