We strive to empower people by helping to put them in business for themselves as franchise owners. But, we also work towards a larger cause of helping to improve people's lives. Giving back to our veterans...is an honor and a privilege.
Orange, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2016
Budget Blinds, an international window covering franchise with over 1,050 territories in the U.S., Canada and Monterrey, Mexico, recently held their eighth annual Canadian Summit in Edmonton, Alberta, where they presented a $15,000 check to Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC). This is the second consecutive year that Budget Blinds has partnered with WWC to support their mission to help Canada’s ill and injured Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families.
WWC’s National Partnership Director, David MacDonald, was a featured speaker at the Summit dinner on July 21, and shared his own personal journey serving as an infantry soldier in the Royal Regiment of Canada. MacDonald was severely injured when his vehicle rolled during a search for improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He suffered traumatic brain injury, a broken pelvis, leg and ribs, and a crushed hand, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As National Partnership Director for WWC, MacDonald helps to raise money and support for Veterans, including developing awareness for the needs of Veterans and their families, and especially the devastating impact of PTSD. MacDonald’s own struggle included depression and anger that lead to a divorce and attempted suicide.
Shirin Behzadi, Chief Executive Officer of Budget Blinds and its parent company, Home Franchise Concepts, introduced David MacDonald at the Summit dinner by reading a prepared biography. Later, she shared that, “It was hard to get through it without crying, it was very touching. Everyone was touched by David’s life story, his military service, his life threatening injury and the impact that PTSD had on David. He is a true hero. An inspiration and a remarkable person.”
MacDonald expressed gratitude to companies like Budget Blinds that enable Veterans to get the kind of help they need by supporting the ministries of Wounded Warriors Canada.
Attending the Summit meeting were independent Budget Blinds franchise business owners, Corporate personnel and manufacturing partners, including Springs Window Fashions, who contributed to the monetary donation for WWC.
Behzadi added, “At Budget Blinds and Home Franchise Concepts, we strive to empower people by helping to put them in business for themselves as franchise owners. But, we also work towards a larger cause of helping to improve people’s lives. Giving back to our Veterans and partnering with Wounded Warriors Canada is an honor and a privilege. We thank our Veterans and David MacDonald from the bottom of our heart for all their sacrifices.”
About Budget Blinds
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and is part of a family of brands under the umbrella of Home Franchise Concepts®, franchisor of home improvement service companies including Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. Budget Blinds has over 1,050 franchise territories serving nearly 9,000 cities throughout the United States, Canada and Monterrey, Mexico. The company offers a full line of high-quality, custom window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds, draperies and window film. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as complete measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur®, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review™. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit http://www.budgetblinds.com or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/budgetblinds. For franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.budget-blinds-franchise.com.