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Hunt Military Communities Non-Profit Organization Major Sponsor of wear blue: run to remember First Fundraising Gala

August 2, 2018
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From left to right: Jackie Demchock, wear blue: run to remember Fort Bragg Chapter President; Cindy Gersch, Hunt Heroes Foundation Secretary; COL Dave Leach; Kandi Newkirk, wear blue: run to remember Race Director; Misty Ferguson, wear blue: run to remember Meet-Up Coordinator; and Laura Finney: wear blue: run to remember Merchandise Director (Photo: Business Wire)

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 2, 2018--Hunt Military Communities Mgmt., LLC (“HMC”), a subsidiary of Hunt Companies, Inc. (“Hunt”), new nonprofit, the Hunt Heroes Foundation (“HHF”) was honored to have served as a major sponsor for the recent wear blue: run to remember fundraising gala recently held in Chicago.

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From left to right: Jackie Demchock, wear blue: run to remember Fort Bragg Chapter President; Cindy Gersch, Hunt Heroes Foundation Secretary; COL Dave Leach; Kandi Newkirk, wear blue: run to remember Race Director; Misty Ferguson, wear blue: run to remember Meet-Up Coordinator; and Laura Finney: wear blue: run to remember Merchandise Director (Photo: Business Wire)

wear blue: run to remember uses the power of community and the accessibility of running and walking for community members to serve as a living memorial and honor generations of America’s fallen heroes. This fundraiser allowed wear blue to continue its focus on increasing support of its programs, in particular its gold star youth mentorship program (GSYMP). The GSYMP offers support and mentorship for the 10,252 children in our country who have lost a parent in military service.

Currently, HHF has an association with wear blue: run to remember, a national nonprofit running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. Through generous donations, HHF has donated more than $25,000 to wear blue and helped orchestrate more than 20 Memorial Day runs throughout the nation.

“We are thrilled with the outcome of the first fundraising gala which will have a direct impact on gold star children,” said President, Co-Founder and Gold Star Wife Lisa Hallett. “This event would not have been possible without the support of all of our sponsors, including the Hunt Heroes Foundation. We are so appreciative of their dedication to wear blue.”

As part of the weekend, HHF secretary also represented the organization at the Chicago Rock and Roll Half Marathon, which is a major event for wear blue.

HHF encourages growth and development by funding projects that address community challenges in the areas of health, education, housing and overall community support. Its focus is to improve the quality of life for military families who sacrifice so much day-in and day-out.

“We were honored to be a part of the wear blue event which served as a stark reminder why it is so critical to continue supporting our military members and their families,” stated John Ehle, President of HHF. “With almost 7,000 Service Members killed since the Global War on Terror began, wear blue helps ensure their service and sacrifice is not forgotten. We look forward to a long relationship with their team.”

HHF will help bring a focus on supporting our residents and employees in reaching their best potential through partnerships, donations and activities. HHF will strengthen the bond between Hunt, its residents, employees and communities.

About Hunt Heroes Foundation

Formed in 2018, the Hunt Heroes Foundation proudly serves military families, partners and communities through opportunities and ideas generated by our people and partnerships. Together, the HHF will discover new ways to ensure we help bring a positive change to the communities in which we live and work. www.huntheroesfoundation.org

About Hunt Military Communities

As the most experienced and largest owner of military housing in the nation, Hunt Military Communities offers unsurpassed quality and service to more than 200,000 residents in over 52,000 homes on Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army installations throughout the country. With a 50-year legacy and a partnership with the Department of Defense, Hunt strives to build communities characterized by three clear promises: 5-star service, connectedness, and a culture of trust. For more information, visit www.huntmilitarycommunities.com.

About wear blue: run to remember:

Our running community unites and supports military and their families, veterans, Gold Star families, and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships. We motivate and empower individuals to healthier, more inspired living. More than 500,000 military members, their families, Gold Star families, veterans, retirees and civilians have participated in a wear blue event since its inception in 2010. www.wearblueruntoremember.org

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CONTACT: Hunt Companies

Cindy Gersch, 315-486-0239

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHILANTHROPY DEFENSE OTHER DEFENSE OTHER PHILANTHROPY FOUNDATION FUND RAISING

SOURCE: Hunt Companies, Inc.

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