Washington, DC – The Armed Forces Foundation is teaming up with Growth Energy for Fueling Our Forces, a charity contest between Growth Energy members to raise funds between April 1 and Sept. 1. The program was announced last month at the Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference in Las Vegas. During the evening, Growth Energy members raised $71,152 for the Armed Forces Foundation.
“We are excited to be partnering with Growth Energy this year to raise funds for the Armed Forces Foundation,” said Patricia Driscoll, Armed Forces Foundation President. “With 95 percent of every dollar raised going directly to support service members and their families, the Armed Forces Foundation is proud to have a strong ally in Growth Energy. We continue to work to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the tragic suicide epidemic in the military through the Help Save Our Troops campaign and these funds will help in this uphill battle our nation faces.”
“Partnering with the Armed Forces Foundation is a great opportunity for Growth Energy and our members,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “The spirit of the Fueling our Forces campaign—supporting our troops, veterans and their families—is a pillar of what we stand for as an organization and as an industry. Our members are honored to support the brave men and women, and their families, who sacrifice so much for our country and our safety.
About the Armed Forces Foundation
The Armed Forces Foundation was established in 2001 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization under the U.S. Department of Defense’s America Supports You program. The AFF offers vital assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families as they cope with difficult circumstances. The AFF has been recognized by President George W. Bush, the United States Congress, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Department of Education and the Department of Energy for its dedication to America’s Service Members.
About Growth Energy
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