Jim Johnson, president of The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA), Carmel, IN, made a visit to the Gary Sinise Foundation, presenting them with a $20,000 donation to support the organization’s RISE program. Through RISE (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), the foundation is building specially adapted smart homes for our most severely wounded veterans and first responders. Through specific customizations tailored to the wounded veteran or first responder, these 100% mortgage-free homes ease the daily challenges faced by these heroes and their families who sacrifice alongside them. Through the R.I.S.E. program, the Gary Sinise Foundation also provides home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to our wounded heroes.
“To the NEMRA companies and individual contributors, thank you, again, for helping NEMRA establish itself as an association of individuals and businesses that are, through their generosity, making a positive impact for those that have served us and are now in greater need of our support,” said Johnson in the press release. “Collectively, NEMRA members can also make a significant impact in the building of these homes through an in-kind donation. From the wire and cabling that powers the home, to the outlet boxes, fittings, and fasteners, to the switches and receptacles, to the safety and lighting controls, to the lighting fixtures, the overall impact of an in-kind donation is significant.”
“I want to express our sincere gratitude on behalf of Gary Sinise and all of us at the Gary Sinise Foundation for the generous donation we received,” said Gib Bosworth, VP of strategic initiatives & outreach, Gary Sinise Foundation, in the release. “We look forward to expanding this great partnership so we can help pay it forward and serve more veterans, first responders, and their families.”