FAIRFIELD, NJ – Iron FITT of Fairfield recently announced its partnership with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to host a six-week event to benefit an organization whose mission is to honor and empower injured veterans. The event will run from Memorial Day until July 4.
According to the WWP website, the organization's goal is to “provide free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care.
"The demand for our programs and services has grown from serving a handful of injured veterans to now serving tens of thousands, and we continue to receive hundreds of new registrations from injured veterans, their families and caregivers each month,” the website states.
Marjorie Banks, the owner of Iron FITT, explained that her family has a long tradition of military service.
“As many of you know, we are passionate about giving back to our nation’s service members—the few who fight to protect the freedom of this great country," she said. "Often times many of these inspiring individuals come home with wounds you can and can’t see, like a missing limb, combat stress, or depression. Because they’ve risked everything for us, we are committed to raising awareness and funds for these wounded service members and their caregivers.”
According to Banks, all of the funds raised through their event will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project.