Three Bears Alaska announces its partnership with Valor Corp. to support veterans with donation boxes at its KGB, Palmer 4-Corners, Meadow lakes, Big Lake, and Chugiak stores.
The Valor Corp. mission is to provide sustained life improvement and empower Alaska’s veterans by providing basic needs such as new construction of single-family homes, ADA access and renovations to existing homes and personal rate rentals as building blocks towards lifelong progression. Valor also provides job placement, onsite training, and veteran-to-veteran camaraderie, including licensed psychological therapy to engage in at participants’ own will.
“Temporary assistance and momentary distractions from debilitating and restrictive trauma do not solve the problems our veterans endure. After personally serving in the US Army for 23 years, inclusive of just under four years as the First Sergeant (1SG) Alpha Company Warrior Transition Unit on JBER, I have seen firsthand how detrimental putting a Band-Aid over a bullet hole can be for our veterans, especially those with harsh conditions of PTSD, complications of conversion into civilian life, and family issues.” said Bodey Turner, Chief Operations Officer with Valor Corp. and retired U.S. Army Combat Medic who witnessed the pitfalls of military transition.
Three Bears Alaska employs over 500 employees at nine (9) locations in Alaska. Since 1980, they have generously donated to numerous Alaskans, local schools, and non-profit organizations.
“We are honored to partner with Valor Corp. in the Valley and Chugiak to benefit Alaska’s veterans,” said Jim Kolb, Marketing Director for Three Bears and a decorated U.S. Marine combat veteran who served two tours of duty in the Middle East in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Three Bears is committed to supporting this worthwhile organization and will be providing donation change boxes in all of its Valley and Anchorage stores so patrons can assist veterans in need.”
“It’s an honor to have Three Bears choose our charity, on behalf of Alaskan veterans, to support and benefit the advocacy. All of the funds raised via the Three Bears donation boxes will be allocated towards the construction costs of Valor’s Community and Rehabilitation Center. Three Bears will also be carrying our coffee in its Valley stores called ‘Tactical Compound’ roasted fresh by Alaskan Artisan Coffee, with proceeds from every bag dedicated to Valor Corp.” added Turner.
Editor’s Note: Tom Anderson is the managing partner of Optima Public Relations based in Wasilla.