GAITHERSBURG, MD — In honor of Salute to Service Month, the Washington Redskins teamed up with BEDGEAR in making a significant bedding donation to Operation Homefront’s Transitional Housing Village in Gaithersburg, Md. The Village program provides families with rent and utilities-free housing, enabling them to heal together, while bridging the gap between military pay ending and veteran benefits beginning. At the Village, military families work with a caseworker and financial counselor to build up savings, reduce debt and develop a customized plan as they prepare to transition back into civilian life.
BEDGEAR and the Redskins arrived at the village with 34 Performance mattresses and 44 Performance pillows. A team of 12 staff members along with Redskins players Jonathan Allen and Cole Holcomb replaced current beds in all 10 housing units with brand new performance mattresses and box frames.
(photos courtesy ~ All-Pro Reels / Reggie Hildred
The two-hour event featured opening remarks from all three organizations, a couple interviews with players and various staff members and a bedding donation courtesy of BEDGEAR. This donation is one of several initiatives the Washington Redskins and its players have participated in during the month of November in support of the NFL’s Salute to Service month.
ABOUT REDSKINS SALUTE: Under the leadership of Owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins created Redskins Salute to amplify the team’s decade-long military appreciation initiatives into one comprehensive, year-round platform. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), Redskins Salute is a free community providing a platform for fans to serve, support, thank and connect with military community. For more information on Redskins Salute, visit http://www.redskins.com/salute or follow Redskins Salute on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RedskinsSalute.
ABOUT BEDGEAR: Since launching in 2009, BEDGEAR® has challenged the bedding and mattress industries with functional and personalized Performance® products that provide proven benefits to consumers, helping them to achieve more each day. BEDGEAR
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ABOUT OPERATION HOMEFRONT: Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they
have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America’s military families. For more information, go to http://www.OperationHomefront.org.