Wireless Zone® Donated $25,000 to Homes for our Troops in October

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Money was collected by local retailers through the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®, which donates thousands of dollars annually to its core charities including Homes for our Troops.

Wireless Zone®, a Verizon authorized retailer and the nation’s largest wireless retail franchise, recently donated $25,000 to Homes for our Troops through its philanthropic Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving®. The check presentation took place on October 3, 2019. Homes for our troops is one of the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving’s core charities—groups supported annually that are selected for their service of all Wireless Zone communities.

Homes For Our Troops is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted, custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Most of the veterans whom HFOT assists have sustained injuries including limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury. Since its inception in 2004, Homes for our Troops has built 290 specially adapted homes for veterans and their families.

According to the organization’s website, the mission of HFOT is “building homes, rebuilding lives” by providing a pro-bono financial planner for three years to assist in financial planning and household budgeting, in addition to homeownership education and warranty coverage to ensure that the Veteran is set up for long-term success as a homeowner.

“Our Veterans and their families sacrifice so much for our country, and sadly, many of them come home no longer able to work and are burdened with significant medical expenses. This organization provides them with a home suited to their disabilities in the community they choose, and continues to give them support well beyond moving in,” said Brian Murtari, President of Wireless Zone’s Foundation for Giving. “It’s a great program and we’re proud to support their work.”

The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving allows for franchisees to participate in other system wide events including the annual Backpack Giveaway to local schools. Franchisees collect funds throughout the year in order to purchase new backpacks stocked with necessary school supplies for children in need. In 2019, Wireless Zone’s third annual Backpack Giveaway gave out an estimated 70,000 backpacks to children in need all across the country. More information about the Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving and its charity partners can be found at https://wirelesszone.com/foundation/.

About Wireless Zone:
Founded in 1988 as ""The Car Phone Store"", the Wireless Zone system has become the nation's largest wireless retail franchisor and was ranked the No. 1 franchise in its category by Entrepreneur magazine. Each store is independently owned and operated, exclusively offering Verizon Wireless products and services. The Wireless Zone system has been honored with Verizon's “Best Customer Service” award for five consecutive years and is franchised and operated by Wireless Zone LLC. For more information, visit http://www.wirelesszone.com.

About The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving:
The Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving was founded in 2003 after identifying a need and desire to give back to our communities. Today the Foundation raises a substantial amount of money to support a large number of local charities and causes in the communities in which we do business. We also have time-honored relationships with our national charities including Make-A-Wish, Autism Speaks, Children’s Tumor Foundation and St. Jude’s as well as No Kid Hungry, Best Friends Animal Rescue, Homes for our Troops and Sandy Hook Promise.

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