Grins Gives Back: Patriot FoundationPosted: April 23, 2014
Life Deserves Grins. That’s something we firmly believe. So much so that we built our brand around the concept. But it’s important to recognize why we are afforded the ability to grin every day, and to honor those who have made it their responsibility to protect our unalienable rights: “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
At Grins, we take pride in providing a healthy, hydrating beverage for our troops, but part of our mission is to give back to those in need. That is why Grins is now a proud supporter of the Patriot Foundation.
Since the Global War on Terrorism began in 2001, hundreds of thousands of soldiers and families of soldiers have willingly sacrificed to help ensure our freedom. In that time, there have been more than 60,000 casualties and hundreds of thousands of returning veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Founded in 2003, the Patriot Foundation provides scholarships and aid for children of killed and wounded soldiers from Fort Bragg, N.C., and other selected soldiers. Additionally, they provide child-care funding for families whose surviving spouse needs additional job training. Chuck Deleot, a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy, is president of the Patriot Foundation. Over the years he has helped craft the vision for the organization and has worked tirelessly to align with strategic partners that share his goal of helping as many military families as possible.
“Unfortunately, the huge backlog of families needing assistance continues to grow.” Says Chuck, “It is our privilege and honor, in conjunction with our Corporate Partners, to assist the families of our servicemen and women who choose to stand in harm’s way to protect our country and its way of life. We are all enormously indebted to them for our freedom and security. In today’s world, more than ever, ‘freedom is not free’.”
Likewise, Grins is honored to be a partner of the Patriot Foundation, and we are thankful that Chuck and the rest of his team have committed themselves to providing such a meaningful and important service to the families of killed and wounded soldiers.
To learn more about the Patriot Foundation, please watch the short video below or go to www.patriotscholarships.com.
Keep Grinning (And let’s help others do the same!),