News Release - 10-19-2009
DELTActs Program Supports Honor Flight Network
DELTA provides tents and volunteers for World War II Veterans’ visit to their memorial
Washington – Employees of DELTA Resources Inc. participated as volunteers for a visit by World War II Veterans from across the United States to Washington, DC. The trip, sponsored by the Honor Flight Network, allows veterans to visit the WWII Memorial on the National Mall along with several other sites in the area.
In addition to volunteers DELTA provided funds for two tents that sheltered Veterans from the cold and rainy weather during their October 17 visit. The volunteers set up chairs, tables, and handed out meals to members of “The Greatest Generation” and their guardians. Veterans from South Dakota, Iowa, and Arkansas were all served boxed lunches at the tents while other groups from Michigan, New Hampshire, Tennessee, New York, and Virginia had an opportunity to rest at the venue.
Retired U.S. Air Force Captain Earl Morse, Honor Flight Network founder, thanked the DELTA volunteers, “The hearts of these veterans will continue to be warmed by thoughts of what you all did…they will forever treasure what took place this weekend. ‘It was the greatest day of my life,’ is what we often hear. They will remember the day fondly for the rest of their lives.”
DELTA supported the Honor Flight Network through its DELTActs program that encourages employees to support charitable groups. Through DELTActs, employees can request matching funds from DELTA or earn donations through volunteer work via the “Dollars for Doers” program. Since the beginning of 2009, DELTA and its employees have donated $60,000 to organizations in the metro DC area and nationally.
About Honor Flight Network
The mission of the Honor Flight Network is to transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. Funding comes primarily from individuals across the country who recognize the great accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans and want them to visit and experience their memorial before it's too late. Other significant contributors have been fraternal organizations like local American Legion, VFW, Am Vets, DAV, MOPH, posts and chapters, as well as various corporations on a local level.