Wells Fargo and Rairdon’s Honda of Burien sponsor vehicle donation to Military Warriors Support Foundation for combat-wounded veteran at The Museum of Flight
Former U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Thompson awarded a payment-free vehicle on Veterans Day
As part of its ongoing commitment to make positive contributions to the communities it serves, Wells Fargo, in collaboration with Rairdon’s Honda of Burien and Military Warriors Support Foundation, presented a payment-free vehicle to former U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Thompson on Veterans Day at The Museum of Flight.
Wells Fargo and Rairdon’s Honda of Burien sponsored the donation of a new 2020 Honda Passport for Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program, which awards payment-free vehicles and provides one-year of family and financial mentorship to combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families to help ease the transition from the military to civilian life.
“On behalf of Military Warriors Support Foundation, we thank Wells Fargo and Rairdon’s Honda of Burien for helping us award former U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Thompson and his family with a brand new, payment-free 2020 Honda Passport,” said Ken Eakes, Executive Director for Military Warriors Support Foundation. “We also want to thank The Museum of Flight for supporting our program and inviting us to celebrate Veterans Day together. We are thrilled that our work together can continue helping more of our nation’s combat-wounded heroes and Gold Star families and making a difference for generations to come.”
Lucas Thompson grew up in Oregon and joined the Army in 2008. After a year of training, he was deployed to Afghanistan and served as an Airborne Infantryman with Attack Company, 1-503rd Infantry Regiment and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. In 2012, he attended Rotary Wing training and graduated Advanced Airframe before receiving orders to serve as a Kiowa Warrior Pilot with 6th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Wainwright. In 2014, he was deployed to Korea, where he flew peacekeeping and multinational training missions, maintained and accounted for aviation-based communication equipment and served as a Troop Physical Training Officer. After serving for seven years, he was honorably discharged and received many awards for his service and sacrifice including a Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and more. Today, he lives in Edgewood, Washington with his wife and two children.
Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than 400 homes, valued at over $60 million, to support veterans in all 50 states, and provided more than 40 vehicles and financial mentoring, valued at over $1 million for combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families in collaboration with local dealerships.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.92 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,200 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2020 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
About Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by LTG Leroy Sisco (Ret), in 2007. Their mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our nation’s combat-wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through their programs, they have awarded nearly 900 mortgage-free homes and payment-free vehicles to combat-wounded heroes, Gold Star spouses and their families in all 50 states. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring. For more information, visit MilitaryWarriors.org.
About Rairdon’s Honda of Burien
At Rairdon’s Honda of Burien, we are dedicated to providing you with the best car buying experience possible. We are thankful to those who serve our country, and are proud to assist in finding you and your family members the vehicle you need. Our customers’ satisfaction is extremely important to us, and our entire staff works to ensure your experience meets expectations. We pride ourselves on our ability to answer any and all questions in a timely fashion, assisting you in exploring your financing options, and taking care of your automotive needs throughout the ownership of your vehicle. Whether you have bad credit, no credit, or are a first-time buyer, Rairdon’s Honda of Burien can assist you in finding the car, truck or SUV of your dreams.
About The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world. With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozens of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library, the Museum and its people bring mankind’s incredible history of flight to life!
Additional information can be found at www.museumofflight.org.
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