Chantilly, VA–CORT, a provider of furniture rental and transition services, has formalized a partnership with Folds of Honor Foundation which provides educational scholarships to dependents and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving the U.S.
More than one million dependents have been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of these, 87 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Folds of Honor, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to empower deserving military families with educational support and opportunities, is helping fill this gap by providing educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Created by Major Dan Rooney following his second tour of duty in Iraq in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 3,800 educational scholarships to date.
As part of the partnership, CORT will provide both monetary and product support to Folds of Honor Foundation. The company is planning to execute a variety of special fundraising activities throughout the year so that their employees and customers may get involved to help military families across the country.
“For more than 40 years, CORT has been committed to supporting and honoring military personnel and their families through various channels in appreciation for their tremendous sacrifices for our country,” said Jeff Pederson, president and CEO of CORT. “CORT is extremely proud of its partnership with Folds of Honor Foundation and to name it as CORT’s official charity. We look forward to bringing awareness to all of the great things they do for military families and being a part of making the dream of having an education a reality for Folds of Honor scholarship recipients.”
Kicking off its new partnership, CORT donated furniture for Folds of Honor Foundation’s Honor Cottage located in Sperry, Okla., which is a retreat house where military families can kick back and relax away from the challenges they have faced whether it’s a loss of a military parent or a disability caused in the line of duty. The Honor Cottage is expected to be completed on Memorial Day 2013.
“We are thrilled by CORT’s generosity and commitment to our organization and to the military families that we serve,” said Major Dan Rooney. “Through CORT’s donations, fundraising and products, we hope to provide scholarships to even more deserving families this year.”