IGA Communities Came Out Strong in Support of IGA’s Wounded Warrior Project Event
IGA retailers across the country went above and beyond to get the word out about the important mission of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, and IGA communities answered the call. Read on for just a few of the many examples of community support from across the country.
For the second year in a row, Mahomet IGA held a huge military-themed event for the Mahomet community, with appearances from the Illinois Moving Memorial Wall, local Patriot Guard, Gold Star Mothers, a U.S. Senator and Congressman, and a Blackhawk helicopter. The store also sold "Believe in Heroes" ribbons with all proceeds going to WWP.
Rushford IGA built a WWP-themed float with an American flag and lots of WWP posters featuring the stories of injured service members. The float got a lot of mileage over the summer, hitting a half a dozen parades in total.
Baker’s IGA added a military theme to their annual anniversary celebration, where WW II vet and store founder Ed Baker made an appearance. They also had military vehicles on display and a tractor-trailer full of WWP IGA water, which they sold directly out of the back of the truck.
Susanville Supermarket IGA
Susanville Supermarket IGA used their annual Hometown Fest celebration to raise money for WWP. They held kid-friendly activities throughout the day, booked the Oscar Myer Wiener Mobile for an appearance, and raffled off six Giants tickets—raising more than $1700 that they donated back to WWP!