United Rentals Supports Veterans with "Turns For Troops" Initiative

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of United Rentals. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Permanent Change of Station. Almost every military family knows the planning and work that goes into a military relocation. Not only do you often have the uncertainty of not knowing where you're going until the last minute (it can change then too!), but the aspect of movers packing up and driving away with all of your possessions on a regular basis can put the most seasoned mover into a spin.

Movers and moving companies are an aspect of military life that almost all of us have firsthand experience with. Another challenge that many military families know all too well is the struggle and stress associated with veteran injuries and disabilities.

The commitment shown to our military, and to so many issues that impact veterans, is what contributed to the level of appreciation I felt when I first heard of United Rentals' "Turns For Troops" initiative.

I knew when I first read about it, that readers of MyActiveChild would be interested in hearing about "Turns For Troops" and the way it supports veteran programs. United Rentals is a company that doesn't have to, but chooses to, support veterans. Military veterans make up 13% of United Rentals' workforce and the company also provides additional support (like their Military Skills Translator Tool) to help qualified veterans with recruitment and work placement assistance. To add to that commitment, during the 2016 IndyCar Series, United Rentals is stepping up their commitment to military veterans through "Turns For Troops" and their support of the non-profit organization SoldierStrong.

SoldierStrong works to support our military by providing scholarships for veterans' continuing education. They also partner with rehabilitation technology companies to provide wounded veterans with access to 'SoldierStrong SoldierSuits'. These suits are cutting-edge exoskeletons that quite literally help wounded veterans get “back on their feet”. By providing both continuing education services, as well as access to the ‘SoldierStrong SoldierSuits’, SoldierStrong is committed to total service to the veteran community.

This is where the 2016 IndyCar Series (the premier level of open wheel racing in North America) comes into play. For those of you who are NOT racing fans, the IndyCar Series kicked off in February and will wrap up in September 2016. You can read more about the IndyCar Series HERE.

United Rentals has pledged to donate $50 to SoldierStrong for every lap completed by Indy driver Graham Rahal as a part of their “Turns For Troops” initiative - up to $100,000. As of the date of this post Rahal has completed 1,940 laps! Each donation of $50 can provide one day of mobility to an injured veteran. To learn more about the "Turns For Troops" initiative, the SoldierStrong program, and their work with veterans, and/or to contribute to their program Click HERE.

To follow the races (and laps) of the IndyCar Series Click HERE. Let's cheer on Graham Rahal and support a great cause for the US military community by following "Turns For Troops" HERE!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of United Rentals. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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