RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, volunteered their corporate aircraft on August 2 to fly a wounded veteran and his family from Colorado Springs to Richmond, Va. This trip was the 51st mission Window World has flown for Veterans Airlift Command, a nonprofit that facilitates free, private air transportation to wounded veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. The mission was sponsored by Window World of Richmond.
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The staff of Window World of Richmond had the opportunity to meet the veteran who benefited from their sponsorship. Staff Sgt. Jason Searles was severely injured on his third deployment in Afghanistan, and lost his right leg below the knee. He has chosen to spend his convalescent leave visiting his parents and in-laws with his wife and 18 month-old son. For wounded warriors with prosthetics or other mobility issues, flying on a commercial aircraft can be a challenge. VAC provides free, private air transportation so that veterans can avoid the complications of flying commercially.
"Being with family is an important part of the recovery process for these veterans," said Matt Conley, owner of Window World of Richmond. "That's why VAC was created, and that's why we're dedicated to supporting these missions." To learn more about Window World of Richmond, visit www.windowworldrichmond.com. To learn more about the VAC, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
About Window World of Richmond
Window World of Richmond is owned by Matt and Brenda Conley. Since 1999 they have been providing homeowners in the greater Richmond area with quality windows, doors and siding at a guaranteed low price. They serve residents of Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Hopewell, King William, West Point, New Kent, Petersburg, Prince George, Short Pump, Ashland, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, West End, Tappahannock, Varina, Charles City, and more. The showroom is located at 9111 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 400. For more information call 804-674-4990 or visit www.windowworldrichmond.com.
About Window World, Inc.®
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest 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 window products have earned the Good HousekeepingSeal 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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CONTACT: Matt Conley Window World of Richmond Phone: 804-674-4990 E-mail: Grace@windowworldrichmond.com Erika Guess Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 E-mail: Erika@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com