Cracker Barrel has a set of limited edition, natural wood or oak slat, rocking chairs for sale where portions of the proceeds are donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The complete set was found at the one in Findlay, a US Marines, US Navy, US Army and the US Air Force, but was told they have someone coming for the US Navy tomorrow. If a specific one isn’t found though, they can be purchased online with ship dates within a few days.
They do say they are shipped fully assembled before shipping, and can be a bit costly, to the tune of $138.00, so it would be beneficial to find them at a local store.
Not only were the beautifully crafted chairs designed to honor our US military, but each chair sold will have a portion of the proceeds set aside for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) whose programs are set up to “nuture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.*”
WWP has set up outdoor retreats, peer support and professional services to help warriors retrieve and maintain healthy relationships with friends and family and have also equipped them with ways to get a higher education, helped with the pursuit of independence with adaptive sports, nutrition and the Benefits Service program that provides access to government benefits.
It is not the first time Cracker Barrel has been in the news for helping with the WWP and it is certain to not be the last.
Cracker Barrel also set up “World’s Longest Front Porch” where everyone can go to their local Cracker Barrel and take a picture to send either by email or by uploading. They will donate $1 for every picture submitted up to $35,000.
They show a total of 3,129 pictures to date and this particular promotion is over next month on the 18th so we need to get out there and start snapping. A picture on one of the offered US military rockers would be amazing!
*Wounded Warrior Project Programs
Be sure to check out next month’s Angels for Veterans/Blue Star Mother’s block party.
Please visit the USO Wounded Warriors to leave a message of support to those in our military! They have links for local USO centers, programs for assisting our troops and ways we can help our returning soldiers and their families.
And Wounded Warrior Project to get involved to catch up on the latest news.
For local help also see: Allen County Veteran Service Commission can be reached at 301 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 1243, Lima, Ohio 45802 or at 419-223-8522.
Sources: Crackerbarrel.Com; WoundedWarriorProject.Org