This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of United Rentals. The opinions and text are all mine.
When we were stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada we always used the base clinic. They have a massive hospital on base and we went there for pretty much everything. Every time we went in I would see military members and veterans in the waiting room who were missing an arm or a leg. I do not know if the general public realizes how many limbs were lost in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, but it was a lot. All you had to do was look around one on base clinic to realize that there were a lot of veterans dealing with this day in and day out. Not to mention that some veterans lost more than one limb. In fact one of my neighbors lost both of his legs. Most recently I had the privilege of meeting Noah Galloway one of the most famous veterans who lost multiple limbs. I was so honored to meet him I couldn’t even think of something to say!
Now I know you must be wondering why am I talking about veterans who are missing limbs. Well, it’s because I just found out about the the partnership with United Rentals and SoldierStrong suits. I was completely blown away to learn about these SoldierSuits and how such a small amount of money could provide one for a day to a vet. Then on top of that I learned about how United Rentals is raising money to get vets into these suits with their Turns for Troops initiative. I know that was a lot so I am gonna break it down for you.
SoldierStrong provides scholarships for returning veterans and partners with cutting-edge rehabilitation technology companies to literally get our heroes “back on their feet”. Providing continuing education services as well as ‘SoldierStrong SoldierSuits’ – cutting-edge exoskeletons to help injured vets regain mobility – they are committed to total service to the veteran community.
United Rentals’ Turns For Troops initiative donates $50 to SoldierStrong for every lap completed by Graham Rahal this Indycar racing season up to $100,000. For every $50 dollars donated, SoldierStrong SolderSuit can provide one day of mobility to an injured veteran!
Who is United Rentals?
United Rentals is the world’s largest equipment rental provider, with an integrated network of 880+ rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces, and $8.44 billion OEC of rental fleet including 3,300 classes of equipment. United Rentals has a strong commitment to veterans with vets making up 13% of its workforce!
Not only are they donating money they are also raising money. Which means you can donate too. You can donate $50 yourself and provide a vet with one day in a SoldierStrong suit!