NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, volunteered their corporate aircraft July 2 to fly wounded Navy veteran Jeremiah "Doc" Harrold and his family from his hometown of North Wilkesboro, N.C. to Nantucket, Mass. to spend Independence Day with Holidays for Heroes. The flight was organized by Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), a non-profit that facilitates free travel for wounded warriors and their families for compassionate purposes. This will be Window World's 45th mission with VAC since the partnership began in 2008.
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Harrold, a hospital corpsman, was wounded multiple times while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. His last injury was May of 2009, when he suffered injuries to his right leg and spinal cord, in addition to suffering a traumatic brain injury. "I do several wounded warrior trips a year," said Harrold. "This will be the first chance for my family to meet other wounded warriors and get to know them."
Holidays for Heroes is a non-profit organization that seeks to honor the services of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan through complimentary, all-inclusive vacations in Nantucket. Harrold will be traveling with his wife, mother, and five children ages 1 – 12. They will enjoy dinners, accommodations on the beach and a vacation during which they can relax and connect with other veterans and their families.
This was Window World's first mission directly from their headquarters in North Wilkesboro, so the entire Window World corporate staff, including the president, CEO and board of directors, was at the airport to provide a heartfelt sendoff for the hometown Harrold family and Navy veteran. "We are grateful for Jeremiah's service, and it was so nice to meet him and his lovely family in person," said Tammy Whitworth, Window World Chairman and CEO. "Partnering with the VAC is incredibly rewarding. This is the 45th mission that we've sponsored, and we will continue to sponsor the program because we want to make a difference in the lives of these veterans."
About Window World, Inc.®
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is a replacement window company with stores and offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995 and led by CEO Tammy Whitworth, the company supplies windows, siding and doors to consumers through its network of stores. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® retail partner. Its products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal six years in a row. In 2013 it was "Tied for Ranking Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors" by J.D. Power. Additionally, through its charitable foundation Window World Cares®, the Window World family provides funding for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About Veterans Airlift Command:
The Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) facilitates free private air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. All flights are made available through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. To learn more about the VAC, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
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