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Carrington Charitable Foundation Raises $350,000 for Veterans Airlift Command

Dépèche transmise le 26 octobre 2011 par Business Wire

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) announced today that its Inaugural Golf Classic was a tremendous success, raising $350,000 to benefit the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC). Funds raised through this event will support the administrative functions required to coordinate the efforts of the VAC volunteer pilot network, which includes arranging free air transportation for Veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) for medical and other compassionate purposes.

“This event was truly a milestone for the VAC”

The VAC aids wounded warriors dealing with devastating injuries and long-term hospitalization in facilities that may be hundreds of miles away from their families, by providing free air transportation, donated by a national network of private aircraft owners, for the Veterans and their families.

“This event was truly a milestone for the VAC,” said Walt Fricke, Founder/AirBoss of the Veterans Airlift Command. “The partnership with the Carrington Charitable Foundation brought a whole new group of friends together, allowing them to see and hear first-hand how extraordinarily difficult routine air transportation can be for wounded warriors, and what a wonderful experience these Veterans and their families have when they are instead transported in private aircraft. Without the financial support like that of the sponsors and attendees of this event, the Veterans Airlift Command could not exist.”

Carrington Holding Company, through its subsidiary Peregrine Jet, has been donating flights to the VAC for the past four years, contributing flight services, fuel, insurance and crew. Eager to further support the VAC in its mission to connect Veterans and their families, the Carrington Charitable Foundation chose to hold its Inaugural Golf Classic to raise funds for the organization. Over 97% of total in-kind donations and funds raised by the VAC throughout the year go directly to the cause – only 2.66% are used for administrative purposes.

“This event was a life changing experience for our employees and guests who had the opportunity to hear the stories of our injured Veterans and interact with them throughout the weekend,” said Bruce Rose, CEO and Founder of Carrington Holding Company. “We believe very strongly in the Veterans Airlift Command and the work they do to unite troops with their families, and are pleased that our golf tournament could raise awareness for the VAC mission and provide funds to further the crucial work they are doing for our wounded warriors.”

Over 100 companies and individuals participated as event sponsors, with major corporate sponsorship from Carrington Holding Company, Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, Telsi Escrow Inc., and Clear Capital.

About the Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF)

The Carrington Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that partners with Associates of the Carrington family of companies to reach out to those in need. CCF supports charities through the collective efforts of the CCF Board of Directors and Associates of the Carrington Family of Companies in an effort to encourage Associate participation and maximize contributions to those charities. CCF seeks to promote giving back to the community through generous support of the chosen charities which reflect the interests and passions of Carrington Associates. To read more about CCF visit our website at www.carringtoncf.com.

To read more about the Carrington family of companies visit our website at www.carringtonhc.com.

About the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC)

The Veterans Airlift Command provides free private air transportation to Post 9/11 Combat Wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots.

For more information about the Veterans Airlift Command, contact Walt Fricke at walt.fricke@veteransairlift.org, call 952 582-2911, or visit their website at www.veteransairlift.org.

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