Renewal by Andersen Window Dealer Aids Local Military Heroes ‘Buy a Window, Help a Hero’ Supports Wounded Veterans & their Families

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The local Renewal by Andersen replacement window and door distributor for Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., has helped wounded, injured and ill combat veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals by donating a portion of the proceeds of every window and door it sells. This year, they have increased their support by providing five free cruises for the wounded veterans and their families to help them bond and enjoy some family time together.

“Through Operation Second Chance, we’re able to help with mortgage payments, buying groceries and make it possible for families to travel to visit with their recovering heroes,” Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. President Mark Chaikin

Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C, (http://www.BuyWindowsHelpHeroes.com) a window and door distributor with showrooms in Fairfax and Sterling, VA announced that it is increasing its long-standing support of Operation Second Chance, a non-profit group of patriotic citizens committed to serving wounded, injured or ill combat veterans by donating five free cruise vacations in addition to its sizable financial contributions.

“These courageous service men and women give so much of themselves to protect our way of life,” Mark Chaikin, Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. President said. “We’re humbled by their commitment and honored to be able to do something to show our appreciation. We hope our contributions can help these heroes and their families and show how much they mean to every American they help protect.”

Cruises to Help Families Bond Added to Monetary Donations
Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C., one of Operation Second Chance’s leading corporate sponsors, has donated $2 of every window and door it sells to support the outstanding work of the non-profit since 2009 through its “Buy a Window, Help a Hero” program. This year, they are upping the ante by providing five Caribbean or Mexican Cruises, as well as $1,000 to cover other incidentals, to aid deserving injured service men and women of the U.S armed forces.

“These service men and women have been away from their families and enduring unimaginable stress and danger to protect our way of life,” Chaikin said. “We hope the cruises will help the families to reconnect and enjoy some time together without the stresses of everyday life. If anyone deserves a nice vacation, it’s the people who protect our way of life by putting theirs in danger.”

Operation Second Chance
Operation Second Chance supports veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals, by building relationships and identifying and supporting the soldier’s immediate needs and interests. The group is dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“Through the wonderful support of our community and our nation, we have been able to provide more than $1 million in emergency financial assistance, travel, groceries and essential items,” Operation Second Chance president and Founder Cindy McGrew states on the organization’s website. “We are also blessed to get our troops and their families out to baseball games, dinners, concerts, retreats and so much more. We could not do that without community support.”

Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. Donates Over $25,000 to Wounded Warriors
Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. with locations in Fairfax and Sterling, VA, has had a long history as a Corporate Partner with Operation Second Chance. Since 2009, the local Renewal by Andersen dealer for the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area has supported Operation Second Chance through its Windows of Opportunity initiative. The “Buy a Window, Help a Hero” initiative donates $2 of every window sold to the non-profit organization on a quarterly basis. These donations have averaged approximately $2,500 every quarter. To date, The Window Place has donated over $25,000 to assist the men and women of our armed forces who have been wounded protecting our freedoms. This year, they are adding the five Caribbean or Mexican vacation cruises on top of their already generous financial donations to Operation Second Chance.

“Through Operation Second Chance, we’re able to help with mortgage payments and buying groceries and make it possible for families to travel to visit with their recovering heroes,” Chaikin said. “We’ll continue to do whatever we can to help these wonderful men and women to recover and to help them and their families move on to the next stage in their lives.”

In addition to its support of our service men and women, Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. is committed to supporting its local community and other worthwhile causes with generous donations. Since 2004, the company has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Joey C Cup (in support of Life with Cancer), Vienna Little League, Race for Hope (in support of National Brain Tumor Society), American Diabetes Association, Front Royal Little League, Yellow Ribbon Fund and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

About Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Established by the Chaikin family in 1958 as U.S. Aluminum Company, and renamed The Window Place, Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. has specialized in window & door replacement since day one. Mark Chaikin joined the business in 1975 and today still serves as acting president, proudly serving homeowners all across Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Recognizing its strong reputation for quality and service, in 2000, Andersen Corporation selected the company to serve as the exclusive distributors and installers of the Renewal by Andersen line of replacement windows in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

About Renewal by Andersen
Renewal by Andersen is the exclusive start-to-finish window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation—the most recognized window brand in the U.S. Renewal by Andersen was founded with the objective of creating a different and better window and door replacement experience for homeowners. Since opening its first store in 1995, Renewal by Andersen has rapidly grown to more than 100 markets in the U.S., becoming one of the largest window replacement companies in the country, having installed nearly 2 million windows in over 300,000 homes.

About Operation Second Chance
Operation Second Chance’s goal is to provide support for the Soldiers and Marines while they are at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then to further assist them when they transition either back to duty or back to civilian life. Founded in September of 2004, and located in Clarksville, MD, Operation Second Chance, Inc. received 501 (c) 3 status, on March 16, 2005.

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