Help U-Haul Raise $200,000 at Fundraiser to Benefit Wounded Warrior Project® During Soldier Ride® Phoenix

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PHOENIX (Oct. 22, 2014) — Phoenix-based U-Haul, founding partner of Soldier Ride®, is reaching out to the community for support in welcoming the 2014 Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride Phoenix.  U-Haul will be hosting the cyclists to the Valley during the entire weekend and will be holding an official launch breakfast for U-Haul team members and the community to attend on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., at U-Haul corporate headquarters located at 2727 North Central Avenue in Phoenix.   

Help U-Haul raise $100,000 and the company will match donations dollar for dollar to benefit WWP.  Every dollar contributed goes directly to WWP to support the 20 programs and services they provide to injured service members, their families, and their caregivers.

If you are unable to come out and join U-Haul then please show your support by making an online contribution to “Team U-Haul” by visiting donations.uhaul.com/soldierride as U-Haul will be matching all donations up to $100,000 for a total amount of $200,000 raised to benefit Wounded Warrior Project.

  

Hear a story from a warrior by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjsXWVEPOz8&list=PLC82EB16F1C83DB13

“U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran and his wife on the principal of service.  No one understands service more than the men and women who protect our freedom,” said Stuart Shoen, executive vice president of U-Haul.  “Soldier Ride is a small way that U-Haul can show our gratitude for this tremendous sacrifice.”

“Our mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors and we enjoy doing that side-by-side with U-Haul ever year at Soldier Ride Phoenix,” said Steve Nardizzi, chief executive officer for Wounded Warrior Project.  “As one of the founding partners for Wounded Warrior Project, U-Haul Company’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 proud to call them a partner.”

To learn more about Wounded Warrior Project visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP currently serves more than 56,000 warriors and 7,500 family members through its unique 20 programs and services.  The purpose of WWP 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 organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

 About U-Haul

 Contact:
Sebastien Reyes
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194
publicrelations@uhaul.com