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Operation Hat Trick Donates $10,000 to SoldierStrong
Nonprofit Organizations Share Purpose of Supporting Injured Veterans
STAMFORD, Conn. and HAMPTON, N.H., Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoldierStrong, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing advanced medical technologies to veterans, has received a donation of $10,000 from Operation Hat Trick, which generates awareness, support, and funding for the recovery of wounded warriors.
The donation will support SoldierStrong’s scholarships for returning service men and women, as well as the purchase of advanced rehabilitation technology for veterans with injuries sustained during their service.
“SoldierStrong’s mission is to transform the lives of injured veterans and help them to literally take their next steps forward as they readjust to civilian life. We are grateful to Operation Hat Trick for supporting our mission and helping us to provide rehabilitation technology and scholarships for these veterans,” said Chris Meek, co-founder and Chairman of SoldierStrong.
Operation Hat Trick raises funds through the sale of branded merchandise to provide to organizations that serve wounded service members and veterans, and has made donations to more than 60 organizations nationwide. SoldierStrong is the latest to receive funding from Operation Hat Trick.
“Operation Hat Trick is proud to support SoldierStrong in its work to help rehabilitate and improve the lives of injured veterans. The missions of our organizations so closely align that working together is a natural fit,” said Dot Sheehan, founder and CEO of Operation Hat Trick.
Over 1.5 million consumers have made a "purchase with a purpose" by buying Operation Hat Trick hats, apparel, and merchandise. These products are often co-branded, featuring college, pro, team, company and organization logos along with the Operation Hat Trick logo. Two living Presidents, 350+ universities in all 50 states, 165 high schools, NHL, NBA and MLB teams, as well as 100+ major corporations support Operation Hat Trick.
About Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick (OHT) generates awareness and support for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of OHT branded merchandise, proceeds of which are donated to select organizations that fulfill the OHT mission. Started at the University of New Hampshire, OHT was founded to memorialize Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, Navy SEALs who were killed in Iraq in 2008. A portion of each sale from headwear, apparel and accessories is donated to those recovering from visible and invisible injuries.
SoldierStrong, previously known as SoldierSocks, helps American patriots literally take their next steps forward. Through educational scholarships and by harnessing the most innovative technology in advanced rehabilitation, we help our returning service men and women to continue moving in the only direction they should know – forward. Nearly every dollar SoldierStrong receives goes towards direct support of American patriots so that they can re-acclimate to civilian life. Our organization works to remind those men and women who sacrificed so much that we are forever thankful.
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