Carrie Packard, Wish of a Lifetime
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Lend Lease (US) Community Fund Commits $20,000 to Wish of a Lifetime for Veterans’ Wishes
With the help of Lend Lease (US) Community Fund’s $20,000 donation, Wish of a Lifetime will grant Wishes to send senior Veterans to Washington DC.
DENVER, Colo.—Jul 3, 2012— To help grant lifelong Wishes to senior citizens, the Lend Lease (US) Community Fund, a non-profit organization focused on supporting Military men and women in our communities, has donated $20,000 to Wish of a Lifetime.
The goal of Wish of a Lifetime’s core program, Wish Fulfillment, is to make Wishes come true for senior citizens. Most elderly men and women have something in their life they have always wanted to do or see, but for many different reasons they are often unable to do so. The Wish Fulfillment program aims to change that, creating opportunities to make these very special Wishes come true.
The Lend Lease (US) Community Fund contribution will send a group of World War II veterans to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. this fall. ““It is gratifying for us to have another opportunity to support our nation’s heroes,” said Cindy Gersch, Lend Lease (US) Community Fund Vice President. “Wish of a Lifetime shares our priority of finding ways to serve our Military Members and their families, as well as veterans. These funds will help veterans see our nation’s WWII Memorial. That is something we are honored to be part of.”
“The generous support from the Lend Lease (US) Community Fund exemplifies the importance of Wish of a Lifetime’s mission. We aim to create a cultural shift in how we in America view aging by granting lifelong Wishes to a population who may otherwise be overlooked,” said George Bogdewiecz, Wish of a Lifetime CEO. “This contribution honors the men and women of the military, and thanks them for their service and dedication for securing the future for generations of Americans.”
About Lend Lease
Lend Lease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 17,000 employees worldwide, the firm’s capabilities span the property and infrastructure spectrum.
In the US, Lend Lease’s public partnership business is the nation’s leader in public/private community development. With a focus on creating sustainable value, Lend Lease creates communities that regenerate our environment, enrich people’s lives and foster economic growth. Lend Lease has worked extensively with the Department of Defense through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program that provides for the transfer of military housing assets to private sector companies. With over 40,000 residential units, 192 apartments and 8,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio, Lend Lease will finance, develop, build, renovate and operate these sites for at least 50 years.
We create innovative and sustainable property solutions, forging partnerships and delivering maximum benefits to clients, investors and communities. Safety is our number one priority and Lend Lease is committed to operating Incident & Injury Free wherever we have a presence.
About Wish of a Lifetime
Wish of a Lifetime (www.seniorwish.org) aims to inspire a generation and create a cultural shift on how we view aging in America. By granting lifelong wishes to seniors ages 65+ who have overcome tremendous challenges in their lives, the foundation is able to spreadinspirational stories of hope. Two-time Olympic Skier, World Cup Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur, and former NFL football player Jeremy Bloom established the foundation in 2008 in living honor of his grandmother, Donna Wheeler.
In 2011, Wish of a Lifetime granted 191 Wishes, and 95% of Wish Recipients state they feel their quality of life improved after having their Wish granted. In addition, 96% report an increase in physical health, and 94% say they feel an increase in their overall purpose in life. Since 2008, Wish of a Lifetime has made more than 400 hundred Wishes come true for seniors in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
For more information about the organization, and to find out how you can help make a senior’s wish come true, visit www.seniorwish.org.
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