Leading provider of furniture rental and transition services makes donation through partnership with the Folds of Honor Foundation
CHANTILLY,Va.(August 19, 2013)–CORT, the nation’s leading provider of transition services, is very proud to announce that it has awarded $50,000 in educational scholarships to deserving military families through the Folds of Honor Foundation. Founded by Major Dan Rooney in 2007, Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to dependents and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.
The scholarship recipients are from various areas of the country including, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Grand Rapids, Mich. CORT will provide each of the recipients with a $5,000 scholarship to be used immediately or for future education needs.
CORT hosts a variety of special fundraising activities online and through their showrooms across the country to engage employees and customers in helping military families. CORT’s texting program enables convenient donations. Participants simply text “CORT” to 27722 and a $10 donation will be made to Folds of Honor Foundation and added to the customer’s mobile phone bill or deducted from a prepaid balance.
“CORT is extremely proud of its partnership with Folds of Honor Foundation,” said Jeff Pederson, President and CEO of CORT. “We look forward to continuing to bring awareness to all of the great things they do for military families and being a part of making the dream of getting an education a reality for these deserving families.”
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About Folds of Honor
More than one million dependents have been affected by the wars inIraqandAfghanistan. Of these, 87 percent do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Folds of Honor, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a mission to empower deserving military families with educational support and opportunities, is helping fill this gap by providing educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Created by Major Dan Rooney following his second tour of duty inIraqin 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 3,800 educational scholarships to date.
CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, helping millions of individuals and more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies as they live, work and celebrate. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdomand partners in more than 70 countries, few furniture rental companies can match CORT’s breadth of services and companywide commitment to providing excellent customer service. For more information, please visit www.cort.com.