Wounded Veterans Organization Receives Support from BB&T Bank

Pfc. Lucero Garcia, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, works hard and long hours as a frontline Soldier and still at the end of her shift is able to put on a smile. The mail Garcia has received today is spirit lifting and a welcomed sight from family members back home sending to their loved one. Garcia is deployed with Bravo Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade in support of Multi-National Division Ð Baghdad.

A Tampa, Florida branch of BB&T bank is partnering with wounded veterans organization Healing Heroes Network as part of the bank’s annual Lighthouse Project. The project will support two of the injured military veterans non-profit organization’s programs: Tablets For Heroes and Morale Packages. Service members in the Tampa Bay area suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or individuals in the Tampa Bay area with loved ones serving overseas are invited to contact Healing Heroes Network about participating in the two programs mentioned above.

While the announcing the partnership with BB&T in an release from Healing Heroes Network, the organization stated, “When a local Tampa Bay branch contacted us at Healing Heroes Network, asking us to be a part of this amazing project, we were thrilled to accept the offer! We are so excited to have this kind of support and partnership, right here in our own backyard!” The Lighthouse Project is an initiative that BB&T embarked on several years ago, a company wide program to make a positive difference in the communities where BB&T branches are located.

Wounded Veterans Organization Programs Supported by BB&T

Tablets For Heroes provides tablet computers to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) while serving since September 11, 2001. These tablet computers are loaded with specialty apps designed to aid in cognitive re-development and memory assistance.

The Healing Heroes Network Morale Package program sending care packages to military bases abroad with some of the comfort items from home that we take for granted here in the United States. The goal of this program is to show our service men and women stationed overseas that we care and support them while spreading hope and boosting morale on their bases.

The Lighthouse Project will be donating a number of tablets to Healing Heroes Network for the Tablets For Heroes program, and will also be purchasing and putting together Morale Packages for HHN to send overseas to military bases deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If you live in the Tampa Bay area and have a loved one serving overseas, the wounded veterans organization would love to send their base a Morale Package, sponsored by BB&T Bank and The Lighthouse Project! Or, if you are a service member in the Tampa Bay area suffering from PTSD and/or TBI, and could benefit from the use of a tablet computer for cognitive assistance, Healing Heroes would love to get you approved for a Tablet. Please contact Healing Heroes Network at (727) 781-4376, or email us at info@healingheroes.org.

About Healing Heroes Network

Healing Heroes Network is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tragically since 9/11/01 we have lost over 6,000 of our American Soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan. Sadly, our injured Veterans are being forgotten as they return home. Healing Heroes Network provides financial assistance for medical treatment to these brave Heroes. You can show your support by helping Healing Heroes Network spread the word about our programs and participating in our call to action.

About the BB&T Lighthouse Project

Celebrating six years of BB&T’s company-wide service effort, we continue to roll up our sleeves and make a positive difference. The BB&T Lighthouse Project, held each May and June, gives us the opportunity to put the BB&T mission into action, doing our part to improve the communities we serve.

It has been our privilege to offer service and corporate financial support to many overwhelmed and underfunded nonprofit organizations that continue to struggle in a challenging economic environment.

Together our associates have contributed more than 325,000 volunteer hours to local charities, participated in more than 6,600 community service projects and touched the lives of more than 9.7 million people.

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