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Tennessee National Guard Soldier/Airman Relief Fund receives $75K from Kangaroo Express

 

Tennessee Military DepartmentNashville, TN – On October 24th, Kangaroo Express presented a check for $75,198 to the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Tennessee Auxiliary Soldier/Airman Relief Fund, Inc., providing financial assistance to Tennessee National  Guard families who might be in need.

The money was raised as part of the company’s “Salute Our Troops” fundraising campaign that ran from Independence Day through Labor Day of this year, collecting donations from its customers across 13 states.

From Left: Melissa Messina, EANGTN representative; Command Sgt. Maj. George Holland, Senior Enlisted Leader; Betty Redmond, president of the EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airmen Relief Fund; Chris Hughes, Kangaroo Express regional sales director; Joan Goodrich, EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airman Relief Fund Secretary; Margaret Goodley, Kangaroo Express district sales manager; and Staff Sgt. Tommy Rieman, a National Guard Silver Star recipient.

From Left: Melissa Messina, EANGTN representative; Command Sgt. Maj. George Holland, Senior Enlisted Leader; Betty Redmond, president of the EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airmen Relief Fund; Chris Hughes, Kangaroo Express regional sales director; Joan Goodrich, EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airman Relief Fund Secretary; Margaret Goodley, Kangaroo Express district sales manager; and Staff Sgt. Tommy Rieman, a National Guard Silver Star recipient.

The check was presented to Betty Redmond, president of the EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier/Airman Relief Fund by Silver Star recipient Staff Sergeant Tommy Rieman and local Kangaroo Express representatives Chris Hughes, regional sales director, and Margaret Goodley, district sales manager.

Last year, Kangaroo Express donated $46,000 to the non-profit organization. These donations assist Tennessee National Guard members who are in financial need due to the economy, returning from deployment, sickness and any other form of emergency relief.

“Thanks to the steadfast commitment behind the Salute Our Troops Campaign, we will be able to provide an ever increasing amount of financial aid to our National Guard service members and their families when they need it most,” said Redmond. “This generous donation from Kangaroo Express will enable us to assist more families with more financial aid per family.”

In its second year, the campaign has raised millions of dollars for military support organizations across the country, including the North Carolina National Guard Soldiers an Airmen Assistance Fund, Florida National Guard Foundation, Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, South Carolina Military Family Care Association, the United State Veterans Corps, the USO and Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information, visit “Salute Our Troops” website at www.KESalute.com.


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