SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Reno Contracting, a local commercial contracting business, has kicked off a unique fundraiser to support San Diego’s hometown heroes and hometown baseball team. In conjunction with Mighty 1090AM/Padres Network, the company is running a season-long campaign to donate $100 to Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station for every home run scored by the San Diego Padres during home games. Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station is a local non-profit organization that provides quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing to injured veterans who are receiving medical care and undergoing rehabilitation in the San Diego area.
“Reno Contracting is extremely proud of our long-term relationship with Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station,” said Matt Reno, founder and CEO, Reno Contracting. “As a San Diego business, it’s important for us to give back to our community and support the incredible military population that lives here. Over the years, we have raised approximately half a million dollars for the foundation through our charity golf tournaments. Every single dollar has made a measurable impact on the lives of our injured veterans. As we root for the Padres this season, we’re also rooting for the warriors who have served our nation.”
Founded in 2004, Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station assists four main groups of warriors: the seriously injured just returning home from war; those suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury; those undergoing physical or occupational therapy and warriors who have been medically retired and remain in the San Diego community. To serve this last group in particular, the foundation operates Freedom Station – a unique 12-unit transitional housing facility in Golden Hill that provides injured warriors with the acclimation time, guidance and resources to successfully transition from military service to civilian life.
“The heartfelt generosity of businesses like Reno Contracting is what has allowed us to meet the needs of our warriors for the last 12 years,” said Sandy Lehmkuhler, Founder and President, Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station. “One year, we found ourselves with a funding shortfall for our annual Home for the Holidays program, which provides every single warrior with a free plane ticket home for Christmas. Mr. Reno showed up at Naval Medical Center San Diego and donated the funds needed to make sure every warrior would wake up in his or her own bed on Christmas morning. Just as they do in the military, Matt Reno and his team have demonstrated what it truly means to take care of your own.”
About Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station
Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station is committed to supporting injured warriors in a variety of ways, providing quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery. Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operated by an all-volunteer staff. To learn more or make a donation, please visit www.warriorfoundation.org.