Harvest Land's Delivering Honor Program Gifts $12,500 To WWIA During Surprise Appearance

Holiday event highlights first contribution from Cooperative

Harvest Land Co-op surprised 430 employees and guests in attendance at Saturday’s cooperative Christmas party when they brought one of America’s finest, Mark Broda, to the stage.  

Broda, Purple Heart recipient and Wounded Warriors In Action (WWIA) Sr. Associate, was invited to the December 13 event as a surprise guest to speak about the benefit that Delivering Honor will provide to local wounded veterans in Harvest Land’s trade area. Delivering Honor is Harvest Land’s propane program designed to contribute three cents per gallon of propane sold to WWIA, which will in turn host outdoor activities for local wounded veterans. 

But the employees weren’t the only ones who received a holiday surprise.  

As Broda wrapped up his inspirational remarks, Stan Hicks, Harvest Land’s COO, Shane Young, Propane Region Manager, Johnny Blevins, Delivering Honor Fuel Truck Driver and Santa Claus each joined the stage to present Broda with a check for $12,500, representing one-half of the cooperative’s commitment to the WWIA Foundation through Delivering Honor. 

“The donation from Harvest Land is not only incredible in and of itself, but it is an awesome display of community. As a very lean non-profit, community support is our primary means of sustaining our operations and a cash donation like this will allow us to support multiple events,” remarked Broda.  


Harvest Land employees (from left) Johnnie Blevins, Shane Young and Kevin Peterson (dressed as Santa Claus) present Mark Broda (second from right) of the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation a check for $12,500 through the Delivering Honor program.

“Having strong relationships and partnerships in local communities allows us to have successful events and provide our heroes with new, lifelong relationships in their communities. We are so excited and grateful to have this partnership with Harvest Land Co-op,” Broda continued as the employees and guests rose to their feet in honor of him and the cooperative’s commitment to WWIA. 

Delivering Honor officially launched on November 7 in Harvest Land’s trade area. Harvest Land has committed to donating three cents per gallon of propane sold, up to $25,000. The farmer-owned cooperative is eager to promote Delivering Honor around the countryside this winter in an effort to promote WWIA’s mission to help heal the wounds doctors cannot fix.  

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“We wanted to do something meaningful for our employees and America’s wounded veterans on the night of celebrating the season. It was quite fitting to have Mark, a Purple Heart recipient, address our group regarding the importance of the work we’re doing in our everyday jobs and how that work goes on to benefit those who selflessly serve our country,” says Scott Logue, President and CEO of Harvest Land Co-op. 

 

 
Harvest Land Co-op Partners To Benefit Injured American Soldiers Through Delivering Honor
Harvest Land Co-op is partnering with Wounded Warriors In Action for the Delivering Honor program, where Harvest Land will donate three cents per gallon of propane sold this winter to Wounded Warriors In Action, which will in turn host outdoor activities for local wounded veterans.
 
Wounded Warriors In Action (WWIA) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to serving our nation’s Purple Heart recipients by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities. Though headquartered out of Apollo Beach, Florida, WWIA serves the entire United States. The goals of WWIA are to increase self-reliance, bolster self-confidence, enjoy the great outdoors, promote spiritual healing and wellness and also instill a sense of belonging in America’s combat wounded.

"We understand that we can never fully repay the men and women who have bravely served our country, but we’d like to honor them by partnering with Wounded Warriors In Action this winter season. We strongly believe in programs such as this one, which promotes self-confidence and recovery for those coming home after serving our country. With every propane fill up, we’re proud to “Deliver Honor” to our wounded American veterans,” says Scott Logue, President and CEO of Harvest Land Co-op.

Delivering Honor officially launched on November 7 in Harvest Land’s trade area. There is one propane truck in Harvest Land’s fleet that is designated for Delivering Honor, and it will certainly stand out amongst its peers, as it features the Wounded Warriors In Action and Harvest Land logos in a camouflage theme.

As the founder of WWIA, Army retired Lt. Col. John McDaniel is excited to partner for Delivering Honor. “Harvest Land's sponsorship of the WWIA carries great meaning to both the Foundation and to the heroes we serve. Like farmers, the WWIA also relies upon important connections to the lands we roam. Ohio and Indiana are two extremely important states for our healing work,” remarks McDaniel.

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“As our war wounded return from overseas deployments and seek normalcy in their lives, the healing powers of the great outdoors are an extremely important component to that equation. With Harvest Land's support, the WWIA will serve an increasing number of heroes from this important part of the country,” says McDaniel.

Harvest Land has committed to donating three cents per gallon of propane sold, up to $25,000. The farmer-owned cooperative is eager to promote Delivering Honor around the countryside this winter in an effort promote WWIA’s mission to help heal the wounds doctors cannot fix. To learn more about Wounded Warriors In Action, visit www.woundedwarriorsinaction.org.

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