Hope For The Warriors Rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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Wounded Service Member is Honored to Partake in NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony

DeBevoise with his service dog, Rusty

DeBevoise with Rusty

Hope For The Warriors is thrilled to once again be part of this ceremony that holds the weight of tradition and excellence in America’s financial endeavors.

Hope For The Warriors® will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to begin the trading day on December 28, 2012. Hope For The Warriors® staff, board members, service members, and military families will attend. Hope For The Warriors® is a national nonprofit organization that assists combat-wounded service members, their families, and families of the fallen.

The guest of honor will be Sgt. Sean DeBevoise, USMC (Ret.). DeBevoise, originally from New City, NY, now resides in Hamlet, NC. He deployed three times—once to Haiti and twice to Camp Fallujah, Iraq as a scout sniper. On May 17, 2006, on a combat raid outside of Zaidon, DeBevoise received shrapnel and four bullet wounds across his body including one that penetrated his head. DeBevoise medically retired from the Marine Corps in June 2009. He received his associate degree in the fall of 2011. In his free time, he is an active member of Team Hope For The Warriors® and has raced on his handcycle in numerous races, including the Marine Corps Marathon.

“Hope For The Warriors® is thrilled to once again be part of this ceremony that holds the weight of tradition and excellence in America’s financial endeavors,” Tina Atherall, Hope For The Warriors® Executive Vice President said. “We know that so many on the trading floor share our belief that our service members deserve our respect and honor.”

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org), an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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