“These heroes and their families deserve our support and encouragement and need to know how much their sacrifice means to us and every American they help protect.” --Mark Chaikin, Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. president
FAIRFAX AND STERLING, VA
(PRWEB) January 17, 2013 -- Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C, (http://www.BuyWindowsHelpHeroes.com, http://www.Renewal-by-Andersen-Virginia-DC.com) a replacement window and patio door distributor with showrooms in Fairfax and Sterling, VA, recently expanded its support of the U.S. Military through its sponsorship of the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. in December.
This recent sponsorship by the local Renewal by Andersen dealer is an expansion of the company’s already extensive program of support for the military, which includes its “Buy a Window, Help a Hero” program, which donates a portion of every window sold to Operation Second Chance, a non-profit group of patriotic citizens committed to serving wounded, injured or ill combat veterans. In addition to the cash the company donates from every window sold, Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. also donated five free cruise vacations to wounded veterans and their families. To date, the company has donated over $27,000 and 10 cruises to the U.S. military.
“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 show our appreciation. These heroes and their families deserve our support and encouragement and need to know how much their sacrifice means to us and every American they help protect.”
Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C. Donates Over $27,000 to Wounded Warriors
Renewal by Andersen of Virginia and Washington, D.C., with locations in Fairfax and Sterling, VA, is one of Operation Second Chance’s leading corporate sponsors. The company 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. To date, The Window Place has donated over $27,000 to assist the men and women of our armed forces who have been wounded protecting our freedoms. This year, they increased their support by providing an additional five Caribbean or Mexican Cruises (for a total of 10 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 know the cruises will help the families reconnect and enjoy some time together without the stresses of everyday life. If anyone deserves a good 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.
Only One Piece of Renewal by Andersen’s Community Support Program
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.
“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.”
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. 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, with over 2 million windows installed in over 300,000 homes.
About the Military Bowl
Since 2008, the Military Bowl has been an annual college football event, which this year pitted San Jose State against Bowling Green. The San Jose Falcons defeated the Bowling Green Spartans 29 to 20 on Dec. 27, 2012. The game raised over $100,000 for the USO.
About the USO
Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.
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.