COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., 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 Southern Colorado.
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The staff of Window World of Southern Colorado 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.
"With five military installations in the area, Colorado Springs has a large military population," said Chris Lehmkuhl, owner of Window World of Southern Colorado. "Servicemen and women are our neighbors and our customers. Window World is proud to sponsor this mission and serve those who serve us." To learn more about Window World of Southern Colorado, visit www.windowworldsocolorado.com. To learn more about the VAC, visit www.veteransairlift.org.
About Window World of Southern Colorado
Window World of Southern Colorado is owned by Chris and Kiersten Lehmkuhl. Since 2007 they have been providing homeowners in southern Colorado with quality windows, doors and siding at a guaranteed low price. They are located at 750 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 110. For more information call (719) 227-0189 or visit www.windowworldsocolorado.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 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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CONTACT: Chris Lehmkuhl Window World of Southern Colorado Phone: 719-227-0189 Email: Chris@windowworldsco.com Erika Guess Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 E-mail: Erika@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com